MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks pushed the pace and kept their composure late in the fourth quarter. The Atlanta Hawks struggled to regain their footing in the closing minutes after their best ball-handler fouled out. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his teammates capitalized for a 122-117 win on Saturday. Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 12 rebounds, and Khris Middleton added 23 points for Milwaukee, which finished off the worst team in the Eastern Conference with a game-ending 11-5 run.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Brandon Jennings feels a sense of urgency in trying to prove he belongs back in the NBA after signing a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings, who joined the team on Sunday, took a huge step in that direction Monday night, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds as the Bucks sent Memphis to its 18th consecutive loss with a 121-103 victory. “We wanted more,” interim Bucks coach Joe Prunty said with a twinkle in his eye.
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo opened the game with a one night-only move, hiking the ball through his legs to Eric Bledsoe after securing the opening tip. The All-Star forward finished off the New York Knicks with some familiar plays in the lane, wheeling around defenders to get to the foul line. Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, outmuscling the Knicks to help the Milwaukee Bucks hold on for a 120-112 win on Friday night. Khris Middleton had a game-
INDIANAPOLIS — Bojan Bogdanovic tied his season high with 29 points and grabbed a key jump ball late to lift the Indiana Pacers over the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 on Monday night. Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton stole Victor Oladipo’s pass with 10 seconds left and Indiana leading 90-89. He rushed to the basket, but Cory Joseph chased him down and got a hand on the basketball before Middleton could attempt a shot. The ball rolled out of bounds, and referees called a jump ball
MILWAUKEE — To teammates, Jabari Parker looks as if he is ready to get back on the court for the Milwaukee Bucks. Parker speaks cautiously as he moves closer to a return from the second major knee injury of his young career. “Within these couple weeks. I think it’s in the air for now,” Parker said. “I’ve got to keep on talking it over with the medical staff and by that time I should be good.” He will come back to a team with a renewed sense of