Category: NBA News

Sports world reacts to Milwaukee winning first NBA title since 1971

11:26 PM ET James Jackson The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2020-21 NBA champions and have snapped a 49-year title drought, the league’s fifth longest entering this season. This ring proved to be hard-fought as Milwaukee is just the third team in Finals history to win four straight after trailing 2-0, joining the 2006 Miami Heat…

Bucks got the 'Khris Middleton game' when they needed it most

2:04 AM ET MILWAUKEE — When are we going to see a Khris Middleton game? From the Deer District to the bluffs of Lake Michigan, this has been the persistent question around town since the Bucks returned to Milwaukee down 2-0 to the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo will get his…

Giannis doubtful, Young questionable for Game 6

5:17 PM ET Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is likely to miss his team’s first chance to clinch an NBA Finals berth this postseason, while Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young is questionable for Saturday’s Game 6. Antetokounmpo is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game due to his hyperextended left knee. He sat out Thursday’s win…

Improbably, the Hawks are two games away from the East finals

Jun 15, 2021 Their final moments weren’t elegant, and they might have been the beneficiary of some extenuating circumstances surrounding the health of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, but the Atlanta Hawks are — improbably — only two games away from the 2021 Eastern Conference finals. On the first of March, the Hawks were 14-20…

Sources: Blazers to interview D'Antoni for HC job

12:47 PM ET Brooklyn Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni will interview Monday for the Portland Trail Blazers’ vacant head-coaching position, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Portland, seeking a replacement for Terry Stotts, also will interview Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups and Spurs assistant Becky Hammon this week, sources told Wojnarowski. Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said last…