Bucks' winning streak at 13 after 127-103 rout of Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to their 13th consecutive victory, 127-103 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The last time the Bucks had a longer winning streak than this was when they won 16 in a row spanning the end of the 1972-73 season and the beginning of 1973-74. They also had a 13-game run shortly after that 16-game streak ended. Milwaukee had won its previous two games by 41 and 44 points, and the Pistons had won their previous two by 34 and 33. This one wasn't close either. The Bucks have dominated Detroit of late.
Eric Bledsoe out 2 -3 weeks with rib fracture, likely to miss start of regular season. According to a report by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Bledsoe is expected to miss two to Given that the Bucks ’ regular season tips off Oct. 24, the 29-year-old is likely to miss at least one regular-season game.
Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss two to three weeks after incurring a "small fracture" in his rib, The Athletic reported Friday. Bledsoe left Wednesday's preseason game against the Jazz in the middle of the second quarter and was initially diagnosed with a strained oblique.
The red-hot Milwaukee Bucks were dealt a significant setback on Saturday night.
Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss about two weeks with a right fibula avulsion fracture, the team announced after a 125-108 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers that extended Milwaukee's winning streak to 18 games.
Bledsoe was hurt in the third quarter of the Bucks' 127-114 victory over the Grizzlies in Memphis on Friday night. He tried to sneak behind Grizzlies center Jonas Valunciunas for a steal, but ran into teammate Wesley Matthews. Both players hit the floor, but Bledsoe went back to the locker room and didn't return.
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Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss up to two to three weeks with a rib injury, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Per Charania, Bledsoe has suffered a small fracture of his rib. A two -or three- week absence from Friday would put Bledsoe 's return sometime around late
Eric Bledsoe out 2 -3 weeks with rib fracture, likely to miss start of regular season. Although the official diagnosis has changed for the injury, not too much has changed about Bledsoe ’s timeline. He’s not expected to miss a significant chunk of the season, but missing the season opener would be
Bledsoe underwent a MRI in Milwaukee on Saturday and was also examined by team physician William Raasch.
"It's tough," Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said. "One of the best players on the team. He's been playing amazing. Not just this winning streak, he's been playing amazing the whole season.
"Obviously a big piece of this team, but I think guys step up."
Bledsoe had started all 26 games before sitting out on Saturday, averaging 15.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and a team-high 5.7 assists.
"Just got to try to continue to play the same way," Bucks guard Khris Middleton said. "He is a big part of what we do offensively and defensively as far as pushing the pace, getting guys involved and playing great defense. I think Donte (DiVincenzo) did a great job replacing him in the starting lineup and everybody else followed suit."
Bucks win 16th straight despite missing Antetokounmpo
MILWAUKEE (AP) — No Giannis was no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe and 24 from Khris Middleton in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans that extended their winning streak to 16 games. The Bucks (22-3) tied the second-longest winning streak in franchise history and moved closer to the franchise record of 20 set during the team’s 1970-71 championship season.Antetokounmpo sat out with a right quad tendon injury, missing his first game this season.
Milwaukee Bucks ’ point guard Eric Bledsoe injured his ankle Friday night and is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks . The Milwaukee Bucks are arguably the NBA’s best team and have wreaked havoc on the league as of late, riding the coattails of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss around two weeks after his right leg injury was diagnosed Saturday as a fibula avulsion The 30-year-old only missed four games last season. He sat for Achilles soreness on Feb. 2 before resting a sore back on March 2. He rested on
DiVincenzo played 25 minutes and scored 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting. He added five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
"Donte did an amazing job starting," Antetokounmpo said. "Playing hard, defending. Doing everything, basically. Knocking down shots. Getting in the passing lanes. Getting deflections and all that."
DiVincenzo is no stranger to the starting lineup, filling in when Middleton missed seven games with a left thigh bruise.
"It's almost easier for me, just because I stepped in when Khris was down," DiVincenzo said. "So I kind of just prepare normally. Whenever my number is called, I'm ready to go."
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer likes DiVincenzo's role with the starting unit.
"Giannis and Khris are just so steady," Budenholzer said. "And they can have the ball in their hands a lot, too. To play (DiVincenzo) out there in the point-guard-type spot with the other guys who can handle a lot and not put as much pressure on him.
Bucks 125, Cavaliers 108: Even without Eric Bledsoe, win streak reaches 18 games
The Bucks have won 18 straight games, the second-longest streak in franchise history. The 1970-71 team that won the NBA title ran off 20 straight victories.Get daily updates on the Packers during the season.Bledsoe was ruled out before the game with a right shin contusion suffered in Friday night's victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Second-year guard Donte DiVincenzo started in Bledsoe's place.Milwaukee never trailed, with Khris Middleton getting an easy layup on the game's first possession.It was clear that Middleton was feeling good early. He made his first three shots in the first four minutes.
The Bucks might have to open the season without their point guard . Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss two to three weeks after incurring a “small Bledsoe left Wednesday’s preseason game against the Jazz in the middle of the second quarter and was initially diagnosed with a strained oblique.
Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe , who left Friday's game against Memphis after injuring his right leg, will miss approximately two weeks due to a right fibula Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe has a right fibula avulsion fracture and is expected to be sidelined for approximately two weeks , the team
"Let George (Hill) kind of organize the second unit. He's playing so good. Donte, tonight he was really aggressive and confident. It's just great to see him play the way that he did."
The Bucks have high-profile games at home next week, against the Mavericks on Monday and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
"We got to wish Bled a fast recovery," Antetokounmpo said. "Come back healthy and this team is going to be exactly how it is now when he gets back.
"We did it (when) Khris missed a lot of games. We were able to win games without him. We got to to it without Bled. If I ever miss games, they got to do it without me. We built a winning culture around the team and everybody knows what they got to do when we step on the floor."
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Giannis' triple-double helps Bucks rout Knicks, 123-102 .
The Milwaukee Bucks followed their big victory over the Lakers by routing the New York Knicks 123-102 on Saturday night. Avoiding any letdown two nights after winning a showdown against Los Angeles for the NBA's best record, the Bucks (26-4) made their first six 3-pointers to open a big early lead that grew to 29 points.BOX SCORE: BUCKS 123, KNICKS 102Antetokounmpo had secured his triple-double by midway through the third quarter after playing just 23 minutes. It appeared for a while that he was going to be finished for the night at that point, but he was eventually called on for some fourth-quarter minutes.