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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bucks’ 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

Bucks’ 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

 

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, left, greets forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

With COVID-19 on the rise, NBA pushes for finish line

With COVID-19 on the rise, NBA pushes for finish line

 

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots over Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

 

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after a dunk during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns, Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Suns can hack and whack Giannis, but know he’ll keep coming

Suns can hack and whack Giannis, but know he’ll keep coming

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after a dunk during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns, Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers slam dunks over Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz in the first half of game four of the Western Conference second-round NBA basketball playoff basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, June 14, 2021. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Kawhi Leonard has surgery; Clippers confirm partial ACL tear

Kawhi Leonard has surgery; Clippers confirm partial ACL tear

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers slam dunks over Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz in the first half of game four of the Western Conference second-round NBA basketball playoff basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, June 14, 2021. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Halfway there: Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

Halfway there: Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) dunks against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Paul carries Suns past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals opener

Paul carries Suns past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals opener

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) dunks against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis reacts during during the second half of the team's loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Antetokounmpo’s injury makes Bucks’ title quest much tougher

Antetokounmpo’s injury makes Bucks’ title quest much tougher

Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis reacts during during the second half of the team's loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) celebrate the team's double-overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The NBA awaits a new champion, and the path is wide open

The NBA awaits a new champion, and the path is wide open

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) celebrate the team's double-overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, right, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons during the second half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Wizards and into 2nd round

Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Wizards and into 2nd round

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, right, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons during the second half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots a 3-pointer as New York Knicks forward Reggie Bullock (25) defends during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)

Young scores 36 points, Hawks finish off Knicks in Game 5

Young scores 36 points, Hawks finish off Knicks in Game 5

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots a 3-pointer as New York Knicks forward Reggie Bullock (25) defends during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse questions a foul call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday, April 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Nurse says it was the COVID-19 outbreak in March that spiked his team's chances for a post-season run.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris O'Meara

Nurse faces a busy off-season, much busier if Canada qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Nurse faces a busy off-season, much busier if Canada qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse questions a foul call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday, April 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Nurse says it was the COVID-19 outbreak in March that spiked his team's chances for a post-season run.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris O'Meara
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch, left, and guard Jalen Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LaVine, Markkanen lead Bulls past Raptors, 114-102

LaVine, Markkanen lead Bulls past Raptors, 114-102

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch, left, and guard Jalen Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Depleted Raptors drop a 115-96 decision to Leonard and Clippers

Depleted Raptors drop a 115-96 decision to Leonard and Clippers

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse calls a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O'Meara

Raptors coach Nurse reflects on bizarre season rocked by displacement and COVID-19

Raptors coach Nurse reflects on bizarre season rocked by displacement and COVID-19

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse calls a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O'Meara
Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) goes for a layup over Toronto Raptors forward Freddie Gillespie (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Durant, Nets rally past Raptors 116-103, clinch playoff spot

Durant, Nets rally past Raptors 116-103, clinch playoff spot

Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) goes for a layup over Toronto Raptors forward Freddie Gillespie (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Jarrell Brantley (5) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Salt Lake City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Bowmer

Undrafted Montreal native Dort continues to smash “glass ceilings” in NBA

Undrafted Montreal native Dort continues to smash “glass ceilings” in NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Jarrell Brantley (5) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Salt Lake City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Bowmer
Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (8) drives toward the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

LaVine, Vucevic lead Bulls past Raptors, 122-113

LaVine, Vucevic lead Bulls past Raptors, 122-113

Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (8) drives toward the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) goes for a layup in front of Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lakers build big early lead, cruise past Raptors 110-101

Lakers build big early lead, cruise past Raptors 110-101

Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) goes for a layup in front of Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) follows through on a slam dunk against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) follows through on a slam dunk against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)