Paul George is back for the Los Angeles Clippers; Victor Oladipo, for the Miami Heat. The road to return was long but has them back in time for the playoffs.
Wesley Matthews does the little things for the Milwaukee Bucks. “We talk about trying to make everything difficult,” said Coach Mike Budenholzer.
Lisa Byington, the league’s first full-time female play-by-play broadcaster, with the Milwaukee Bucks, said she’s proud but hopes the novelty has a short shelf life.
The Bucks might be better, while the Sixers and Nets are playing wait-and-see with key stars. The Eastern Conference could play out in several ways.
This troubled, divided city needed something to celebrate.
Jrue Holiday’s daring decisions sealed a victory for Milwaukee in Game 5, giving the Bucks a 3-2 series lead over the Phoenix Suns.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson were the top two scorers on Milwaukee’s 1971 title team. They’re rooting for Giannis Antetokounmpo win it all this year.
Legends are made in the N.B.A. finals, which begin Tuesday. Basketball players who have come through in high-stakes moments like this explain how they did it.
Injuries kept the Nets from knowing what they could really look like once their stars — Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden — were playing well together.
Injuries to the Nets’ stars weighed on the team, which had been favored to win the championship this season.
The Bucks tied their playoff series with the Nets, 2-2, as Kyrie Irving left with an injured ankle, joining James Harden on the Brooklyn sideline.
A 39-point drubbing sends the series back to Milwaukee, and the Bucks back to the drawing board.
The Boston Celtics tried in their first-round series but were too depleted to compete. The Nets’ next opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, may have a better shot.
Injuries and illness dragged down the records of several teams, including the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. That could mean early postseason exits for the season’s best.
The pressure is on as the Bucks head to the N.B.A. playoffs, but Holiday has somebody at home who understands competition: his wife, Lauren, who faced high expectations on the U.S. national soccer team.
Yes, the Golden State Warriors have looked awful in two blowout losses to start the season. But there are a few reasons for optimism. One big one: James Wiseman.
With LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic playing, there’s something for everyone. If you haven’t kept up since last season, here’s everything you need to know.
The Bucks got better, but the Nets with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant might be too much for Milwaukee — or any other team in the East — to overcome.
With less than a week before the deadline, Antetokounmpo indicated that he would sign a five-year extension with the team that drafted him in 2013.
The Milwaukee Bucks superstar was gifted pens by many of his teammates in hopes he would sign a so-called supermax deal with the team. In a complicated business, it’s not that simple.
A player was traded three times, and the Lakers and Clippers jockeyed for each other’s stars. But Milwaukee is still waiting for a big decision from its biggest star: Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Bucks are trying to satisfy Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Warriors are scrambling and the Rockets are dealing with two unhappy stars.
From the virus to protests to an outpouring of grief.
After the Bucks’ early playoff exit, the award is a reminder of 2007, when Dirk Nowitzki was named most valuable player after a first-round loss.
For the second consecutive year, the Bucks entered the playoffs with the league’s best regular-season record. Down 3-0 against the Miami Heat, questions are swirling around the future of the team and its superstar.
In a year that has filled morgues, emptied schools, shuttered workplaces, swelled unemployment lines and polarized the electorate, these are a few of the Americans struggling to respond.
“This group wants to do both,” Coach Mike Budenholzer said of pursuing a championship without abandoning the team’s efforts to combat police brutality and systemic racism.
Carlos Delgado remembered the difficulty of demonstrating alone 16 years ago. Now, he and current players are encouraged by a growing sense of solidarity with Black athletes.
Individuals like Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Colin Kaepernick changed society. Can this generation of athletes do it together?
“At some point,” said John Henson, who was racially profiled in Wisconsin in 2015, “it needs to be a loud enough message so that everyone says, ‘Hey, this is not OK.’”
More games were halted in basketball, baseball and hockey, and the messages from athletes reverberated beyond the sports world.
Wisconsin’s attorney general also identified the Kenosha officer who shot Mr. Blake multiple times as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran.
In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein analyzes the championship hopes of the top contenders — Raptors? Lakers? Clippers? Bucks? — and offers a peek inside one of the bubble hotels.
In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein discusses the unusual way the Bucks have prepared for a run to the finals — and why the Los Angeles Clippers may meet them there.