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Brooklyn Nets Fighting for One of Last Two Playoff Spots

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 27, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The top five teams in the Eastern Conference have been pretty clear cut all year. The Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Kidd proves coaching matters in NBA

The best coaches in sports at any level are the ones who can teach and unite their teams to play beyond their capabilities. The best coaches are the ones who can inspire their players and bring out the best in them in good and bad times. Coaches often grow with their players, but when athletes get to the professional level, many coaches seem to have less influence on their players...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ersan Ilyasova Scores a Career-High 34 Points

In the one game on the schedule, Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova shined dropping a career-high 34 points in a 111-107 win over the Pacers. “He was cooking,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of Ilyasova. “He was aggressive. He took open shots. He just didn’t settle. He also put the ball on the floor. Everything he shot pretty much went in. “He’s moving as well as I’ve...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Bucks seek lift from buzzer-beater after losing skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) A game-winning buzzer-beater by Khris Middleton gave the young Milwaukee Bucks a lift. The team has been struggling since the All-Star break but remains in playoff contention. Middleton's 3 to beat Miami on Tuesday ended a six-game losing streak and gave Milwaukee a 2 1/2-game cushion over the Heat for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Coach...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Khris Middleton hits crazy buzzer beater to defeat the Heat

The young Milwaukee Bucks have been a pleasant surprise this season. No one would have thought that head coach Jason Kidd what having these guys playing as good as they have been. Last night was no different as the Bucks hosted the Miami Heat. The sequence of plays that led to the Bucks beating the Heat was unbelievable. After tying up Michael Beasley, Jerryd Bayless won a jump...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Final Outcomes for Eastern Conference Bubble Teams

Charlotte Hornets Current Record: 30-38 (8th) The Charlotte Hornets have teetered the line of mediocrity for the past few seasons.  This season they thought the addition of Lance Stephenson was enough arming to propel them to rise above their previous standing. That has not happened; we sit here today as the Hornets are gripping onto that 8 seed ever so tightly, as two teams are...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Will they miss the playoffs?

At the NBA All-Star Break, the Milwaukee Bucks were sitting comfortable in the Eastern Conference standings at 30-23. I wrote an article a few weeks ago about the Bucks’ potential playoff opponents, but with their play as of late, Milwaukee could possibly miss the playoffs this season after their great start. Since the NBA All-Star Break, the Bucks have gone 4-12. A big reason...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks vs. Nets preview

Something has to give when Jason Kidd makes another return to Brooklyn on Friday night. His injury-plagued Milwaukee Bucks have dropped a season-high nine straight on the road while the Brooklyn Nets have lost four in a row at home. Kidd has won all five times he has coached in this matchup. He went 44-38 and reached the second round of the playoffs last season with Brooklyn, going...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks-Nets Preview

Something has to give when Jason Kidd makes another return to Brooklyn on Friday night. His injury-plagued Milwaukee Bucks have dropped a season-high nine straight on the road while the Brooklyn Nets have lost four in a row at home. Kidd has won all five times he has coached in this matchup. He went 44-38 and reached the second round of the playoffs last season with Brooklyn, going...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rest and Refocus: Grizzlies End Two-Game Losing Streak

By Kelley D. Evans Rest and refocus are what the Memphis Grizzlies absorbed following the four-game road trip that left them with one win over the Chicago Bulls (losses – New Orleans Pelicans, Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards). Then came Jason Kidd and his Milwaukee Bucks. They made their way into the FedExForum only for the Grizzlies, still regrouping from its grueling post...
Via Reporting Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter-Williams starting for Bucks vs Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd says guard Michael Carter-Williams is starting against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night after sitting out the Bucks' previous game with a sore right ankle. Kidd says guard Jerryd Bayless, who like Carter-Williams was listed as questionable, is also available to play against New Orleans. Carter-Williams is averaging about 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Milwaukee Bucks make it to the finish line?

As long as you can get past the borderline dire basketball, the race for the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference is turning out to be pretty exciting. Following Tuesday’s action, the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets were all within a half game of each other in the standings, with the Brooklyn Nets lurking a couple games back. The one...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Answering The Michael Carter Williams Questions

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)   By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… When the Milwaukee Bucks traded Brandon Knight, who should have been an All-Star, I was puzzled. I loved that they got Michael Carter Williams, who in my opinion can be on of the NBA’s best guards, an athletic big man in Mason Plumlee and rookie point guard Tyler Ennis, who...
Via HoopStuff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Bucks vs. Pelicans

A late surge kept the Milwaukee Bucks from extending their longest losing streak of the season and helped them maintain their recent success at home. To keep heading in the right direction, they'll have to earn a rare win over the playoff-contending New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Milwaukee (33-29) avoided a fifth consecutive defeat by scoring nine of the game's final 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks' coach Jason Kidd has Milwaukee headed toward NBA playoffs

Jason Kidd, the former Cal star from Alameda, sends his surprising Milwaukee Bucks against the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night at Oracle
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
27 days ago

Kidd: Khris Middleton Has Accepted Challenge To Get Better

Khris Middleton has emerged as a long-term solution for the Milwaukee Bucks at shooting guard. Middleton is a two-way player favored by analytics. Middleton is sixth among all NBA players in Real Plus-Minus, which attempts to measure a player's impact on team performance. Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are the only players ahead of...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: The power of the turnover

The 2014-2015 Milwaukee Bucks are really good at forcing turnovers. Opponents average a league high 17.3 turnovers per game against the Bucks. The team’s offense is also really bad at holding onto the ball, averaging 16.7 turnovers per game which is 3rd worst in the league. As the Bucks’ record  suggests though, coughing up the ball is not the unforgivable sin that your high...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Plumlee offers Bucks some insurance at center

MILWAUKEE -- As he rattled off the future at each position, Jason Kidd pointed out how the Milwaukee Bucks are set with young pieces at point guard, small forward and power forward. "Then we have a committee at the five," Kidd said. While Michael Carter-Williams was the centerpiece and Tyler Ennis the prospect in the Bucks' three-team trade with Phoenix and Philadelphia, Miles Plumlee...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Woj: Bucks to waive Kenyon Martin

The Milwaukee Bucks brought Kenyon Martin into the locker room in part because of his relationship with former teammate Jason Kidd, who's now the team's coach. But Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the bond is coming to a close soon: It's goodbye to the past, and hello to the future in Milwaukee today. (h/t Yahoo! Sports)
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sixers trade Michael Carter-Williams to Bucks in trade deadline shocker

With about two minutes left until the 3:00 p.m. deadline, many Sixers fans were content with their earlier trade with the Denver Nuggets. But then a shocker was dropped on the city of Philadelphia as they saw their reigning Rookie of Year point guard traded away. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein in a ridiculous four-team trade that involved the Sixers. The Milwaukee Bucks sent point...
Via Total Sports Live
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Are You Sure You Remember Michael Jordan’s All Star Moments? A Look Back At His All Star Greatness

All-Star isn’t even a word that can describe Michael Jordan. It just feels so beneath him. Words that can describe Jordan a little better would be Super-Duper-Star, or World-Beater, the greatest of all time, or simply GOAT. Jordan has taken every game he has ever played serious, and he didn’t just want to beat you, but he wanted to destroy you and possibly make you cry in the...
Via Sports Mockery
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks' turnaround remarkable, but not done surprising

MILWAUKEE -- As he walked to the microphone for his postgame meeting with the media, Jason Kidd took notice of the increased volume of media members in attendance. "The arena must have got approved," Kidd said. From within the state to throughout the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks are starting to garner attention. People are beginning to notice the kind of remarkable turnaround the Bucks...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks overcome slow start to take down Nets, extend home winning streak

MILWAUKEE -- There was a point in Monday's game where it appeared as if the Milwaukee Bucks were going to get blown out on their home court. Milwaukee misfired on its first 12 attempts from the field to start the second quarter, while Brooklyn hit 16 of its first 23 field-goal attempts to build a 17-point lead. Instead of folding, the Bucks were able to cut the deficit to five by...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Bucks vs. Nets

Back in November, in the arena where his retired jersey hangs, Jason Kidd was booed by fans who can't forgive him for departing the Brooklyn Nets after one season to become the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee's faithful, however, has to be thrilled with the Bucks now on pace to triple last season's win total. As he faces his old team for the second time, Kidd will try to...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets-Bucks Preview

Back in November, in the arena where his retired jersey hangs, Jason Kidd was booed by fans who can't forgive him for departing the Brooklyn Nets after one season to become the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee's faithful, however, has to be thrilled with the Bucks now on pace to triple last season's win total. As he faces his old team for the second time, Kidd will try to...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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