MILWAUKEE — Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Los Angeles Clippers were desperate for a win. “We’ve got to be one team, one unit and play with high energy and compete,” Austin Rivers said. “Let’s play harder than the other team.” DeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds, Rivers scored 22 and made a key late 3-pointer, and the Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 127-120 on Wednesday night. Milwaukee lost All-Star
CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 40 points as part of his third triple-double in four games and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117 on Monday night as coach Tyronn Lue began his leave of absence to address health issues. Lue said Monday in a statement he been dealing with chest pains and loss of sleep, and that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is. Associate head coach Larry Drew will run the team in Lue’s absence. James scored 17 points in
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.
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-