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MILWAUKEE -- With a record of 15-24 two weeks ago and playoff aspirations still alive, it was going to take a very strong stretch in the final 27 games for the Milwaukee Bucks to make the postseason. Then, the Bucks won six in a row and did so in impressive fashion, including back-to-back dominating road wins.
Spirits were high and expectations were growing as new acquisitions Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh were preparing to make their home debuts in Milwaukee for Thursday's game against Boston, which would ultimately play a large role in the Bucks' playoff push.
Then, for the first time in two weeks, Milwaukee struggled both offensively and defensively and lost to the Celtics, 100-91."We needed this game," Brandon Jennings said after scoring 19 points with two assists and five turnovers. The loss, coupled with the New York Knicks' five-game winning streak, pushed the Bucks back to 1 games out of the Eastern Conference's eighth seed."If New York keeps wi...
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With the Bucks in the middle of playing three games in three nights -- their only such stretch in this lockout-condensed season schedule --Milwaukee had to make quick work of thewoeful Bobcats. Friday in Charlotte, the Bucks did just that, winning 112-92.
"We did what we had to do," coach Scott Skiles said after the game onFOX Sports Wisconsin. "We came in, had a...
In his first two games with the Milwaukee Bucks, Monta Ellis has contributed to one of the team's longest win streaks in a decade.
While the recently acquired guard has yet to produce the kind of scoring performance he's been known for, he might have a chance Thursday night based on some of his previous games against the Boston Celtics.
Making his highly anticipated home...
With their longest winning streak of the season over, the Milwaukee Bucks must now focus on trying to end their struggles in Charlotte.
The Bucks can extend their overall winning streak away from home to five if they can snap a five-game road skid to the lowly Bobcats on Friday night.
Milwaukee (21-25) had averaged 113.3 points and made 50.4 percent of its shots during a six-game...
MILWAUKEE, March 23- – In his big debut since being traded from the Warriors to the Bucks, Monta Ellis had a respectable showing last night.
He walked away with 13 points and seven assists and the Bucks walked away with a loss to the Celtics.
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Luc Mbah a Moute scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and the Milwaukee Bucks had 72 points inside the paint in a 112-92 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Ersan Ilyasova had 15 points and Drew Goodson added 14 points and 12 rebounds as six Bucks players scored in double digits. Monta Ellis chipped in with 13 points and Brandon Jennings added 12 for Milwaukee...
By JEFF MEZYDLO,
STATS Senior WriterIt might be the better conditioned team, and not necessarily the most talented one, that prevails when the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks meet for the first time this season. With each club concluding a stretch of three games in three nights, the surging Bucks look to avoid a third consecutive loss to the Pacers on Saturday night at the Bradley...
They are lurking there, just three games behind the Celtics, ready to pounce and rob Boston of its place in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Milwaukee Bucks were left for dead a few months ago, and even after winning six straight games they still stood three games below .500. The East is the East, however, so not even the Bucks were completely out of the playoff chase. The trade...
8 a.m.: The Celtics continue their tour of cities that contain NBA teams contending with the C's for a playoff spot by taking on the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The Bucks are chasing the Celtics and Knicks in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and after winning six straight games, they have become a legitimate threat. They went all in on this season, trading franchise center...
Tip: 8:00 PM Court: Bradley Center Watch it: CSN, NBA TV Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Curtis Blair and Tony Brown
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Record: 24-21 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East)
Record: 21-24 (3rd Central, 9th East)
On the road: 8-13
At Home: 10-15
It might be the better conditioned team, and not necessarily the most talented one, that prevails when the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks meet for the first time this season.
With each club concluding a stretch of three games in three nights, the surging Bucks look to avoid a third consecutive loss to the Pacers on Saturday night at the Bradley Center.
One night after its season...
Boston Celtics (24-21) at Milwaukee Bucks (21-24)
Thursday, March 22
8:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #46, Road Game #22
TV: NBA-TV, CSN-NE, NBAC , FSNWI
Radio: WEEI, WTMJ
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Curtis Blair, Tony Brown
This is the second game between these two teams. They first met in Boston with a 102-96 Celtics victory as a result. The...