2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Central
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The Jump: Bucks Just Getting Started

The Bucks were eliminated from the playoffs but they are far from being done. Plus, Larry Bird steps down and is Kawhi Leonard the best player in the NBA?

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Young Bucks look towards the future (2:02)
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Success Brings Expectations

The Bucks season shouldn't be called anything other than successful, but that success brings high expectations for the future.

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Greek Freak's decision costs Bucks in series loss (0:30)
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Raptors blow 25-point lead, but hold on for series win (2:23)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo says the three areas he wants to improve on this summer: becoming a more vocal leader with age, adding strength and developing his 3-point shot.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo on going for a dunk instead of a 3 after milking a little too much of the clock down three late: "We were looking for a 3," the Bucks forward said. "I was supposed to go a little bit earlier (for two if he had to). I was supposed to go earlier if I didn't have the 3."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Kidd said he went with Jason Terry and Matthew Dellavedova down the stretch for their veteran championship experience over a rookie like Malcolm Brogdon. Kidd, though, told several of his young players like Brogdon after the loss to learn from this experience and remember just how hard it is to win a game and series like this. "It was a great character game," Kidd said. "That just shows they are maturing and they didn't give up. Those guys were tired. Both teams were tired... For our younger players this was a great learning experience."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Kidd points to one stat that decided the game -- the Bucks missing nine free throws in the fourth quarter. "For us when we look at it it just comes down to free throws," Kidd said. "We don't have to over-analyze."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Kidd tried to milk everything he could get out Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks' franchise player logged 47 lung-burning minutes that will certainly pay dividends in the future. Antetokounmpo was gassed early in the fourth but again experiences just how hard it is in the playoffs to win. Same thing for Khris Middleton, who logged 42 minutes and got a painful playoff lesson on how valuable each late possession is after taking a bad 3 and having a bad turnover late in the last minute-plus.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Of all the Milwaukee missed opportunities to force a Game 7, the Bucks' nine missed free-throw attempts in the fourth hurt the most. The Bucks expended so much energy to erase a 25-point deficit and it showed at the line.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

And just like that it's over for the Bucks. After fighting back from 25 down to take the lead, Toronto regained the lead and Milwaukee made one last run. But down 3 late, Giannis Antetokounmpo passed on taking a 3 over the shorter Kyle Lowry before opting for a dunk and milking too much clock. DeMar DeRozan made two free throws and with one final chance to tie, the Bucks threw the ball away on the inbounds and Toronto escapes to face LeBron James and the Cavs next.

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DeRozan ends Bucks' season with hammer dunk (0:20)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Khris Middleton misses a bad 3-point shot attempt and then follows that with a bad turnover. In between, DeMar DeRozan made the Bucks pay with a driving dunk and two Cory Joseph free throws push Toronto up 89-82. Milwaukee, which has missed five straight, is running out of time.

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Terry nails 3 to give Bucks lead (0:18)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucks defense out of sorts after Greg Monroe scrambled to try to get an offensive rebound and had to get back on defense late. With Milwaukee unsettled on defense, Raptors find Cory Joseph in corner for wide open 3 to take a 3-point lead.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Terry has given the Bucks huge minutes and his 3-pointer caps off a 34-7 run that gives Milwaukee an improbable 80-78 lead. Dwane Casey calls for time trying anything he can to stop this Toronto meltdown.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors are in full collapse mode. A 25-point third-quarter lead has melted away under an avalanche of turnovers and Bucks' offensive rebounds and hustle to 50-50 balls. Khris Middleton just missed on converting a four-point play that would have tied the game.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

A gassed Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 4-of-5 free throw attempts at one point, many short. But the Raptors keep turning the ball over and Antetokounmpo keeps drawing fouls to try to chip away at the Raptors' lead from the line.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucks are on a 24-7 run but Giannis Antetokounmpo is running on fumes having logged 41 minutes already midway through the fourth. Do the Bucks have enough left in the tank to erase what was a 25-point deficit? Jason Kidd, caught on TNT microphones, asked his team during a timeout: "So who is willing to kill himself to win the game? Huh?"

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Ibaka stuffs Greek Freak at the rim (0:22)
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DeRozan flies by defenders for two-handed flush (0:25)
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Greek Freak makes nice cut for big dunk (0:27)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.620th
Rebounds Per Game40.429th
Assists Per Game24.25th
Points Allowed103.89th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174240.512
2015-163349.402
2014-154141.500
2013-141567.183
2012-133844.463