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2017 Schedule
36-35, 2nd in Central
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1hEric Nehm

Inside the Bucks' battle for 'The Belt'

Steve Novak used to throw on the The Belt after a making a 3-pointer. Little did the Bucks know, it was not just a metaphor.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo reached at least 30 points and 10 rebounds for the seventh time this season on Wednesday. It's the highest total for a Bucks player since Marques Johnson had 11 such games in 1978–79, per the Elias Sports Bureau. (Photo by Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)


Tim Van Vooren, Fox 6 sports reporter

TVV joins Homer to discuss several topics, including Wisconsin's Sweet 16 matchup with Florida, the Bucks' resurgence following Khris Middleton's return, and more.

Greek Freak dominates in Bucks win (0:50)
Greek Freak storms through for layup (0:16)
Terry taunts Kings' crowd after 3-point spree (0:47)
Greek Freak spins and slams (0:15)
Greek Freak floats in for another dunk (0:15)
Greek Freak follows huge dunk with big block (0:32)
Bucks hold off Blazers (1:23)
Lillard breakin' ankles (0:22)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough defense by Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon kept Damian Lillard from getting a clean look at a tying 3 and the Bucks hold on for a 93-90 win in Portland. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and Khris Middleton 22 for Milwaukee, which earns sole possession of seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The Blazers slip a full game behind the idle Denver Nuggets for eighth in the West.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazers ball down three with 6.4 seconds left after a review.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Great response by the Bucks, who have outscored the Blazers 8-2 since the last timeout to retake the lead, 93-90, with 1:39 left.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

A 7-0 run has given Portland its first lead of the second half, now 88-85 with 3:46 remaining as Milwaukee takes timeout.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither team going with a traditional center now. Giannis Antetokounmpo in the middle for Milwaukee and Noah Vonleh for Portland.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Looking like a fun finish in Portland, as Milwaukee is up two with 5:43 left. Damian Lillard is carrying the Blazers with 29 points and six assists.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland has four starters in with nearly eight minutes left to play. Jason Kidd responds by bringing Giannis Antetokounmpo back.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Blazers haven't been able to make a push with both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton on the bench to start the fourth. The Bucks have extended their lead to seven.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points in the second quarter and didn't score in either the first or third. Bucks still lead 67-63 after three quarters in Portland.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.6Tied-17th
Rebounds Per Game40.629th
Assists Per Game24.25th
Points Allowed104.210th

Team History


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