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Who leads the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year race? Bam Adebayo, Brook Lopez or Giannis?

— Written by David Aldridge, James Edwards III and Josh Robbins The 2022-23 NBA Defensive Player of the Year race has plenty of deserving candidates. With only four weeks remaining in the regular season, who are the favorites for the award? To answer that question, The Athletic has assembled three of its writers who voted …

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Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton can’t come through for Bucks in OT loss to Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO — With just 31.7 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game, Golden State Warriors guard Donte DiVincenzo triggered the inbounds play against his former team with the Warriors down by three. Covering Draymond Green in the nearside corner on the left side of the floor, Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez looked around the floor and …

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Bucks’ defense collapses in fourth quarter in streak-snapping loss to Sixers

MILWAUKEE — With 42 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game, and after the Philadelphia 76ers completed an 18-point comeback and took their first lead since the second quarter on a Joel Embiid 3-pointer, Bucks guard Jrue Holiday calmly brought the ball across the half- court line and quickly entered into a pick-and-roll with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Embiid, …

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The Bucks have won 15 straight: How they are doing it, Giannis injuries and all

NEW YORK — Following the Bucks’ 118-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Giannis Antetokounmpo hurriedly made his way into the visiting press conference in Barclays Center to keep the Bucks moving forward and toward getting out of the arena and back to Milwaukee for Wednesday night’s game against the Orlando Magic. As he …

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Best NBA photos from February: LeBron James, Ja Morant, Damian Lillard and more

February is the shortest month of the year, and even with the NBA All-Star break, there was plenty of action on the hardwood. And due to some trades, there are some new faces in new places. Besides Valentine’s Day treats (the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves, and Donovan Mitchell and Dillon Brooks probably didn’t exchange …

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Malcolm Brogdon? Immanuel Quickley? Who leads the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year race?

The 2022-23 NBA Sixth Man of the Year almost certainly will be someone who has never won the award before. Jordan Clarkson and Tyler Herro, the two most recent winners, are now entrenched as starters for their respective teams. So who leads this year’s race? To answer that question, The Athletic turned to three of …

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Meyers Leonard apologizes for use of antisemitic slur: ‘The biggest mistake of my life’

The Milwaukee Bucks signed 30-year-old center Meyers Leonard to a 10-day contract Thursday. Leonard has not been on an NBA floor since Jan. 9, 2021, when he suffered a season-ending left shoulder injury while playing with the Miami Heat. While rehabbing from shoulder surgery and also from a procedure on his right ankle, Leonard used …

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Now that we’ve celebrated the NBA’s All-Stars, let’s meet the All-Fun Team

There’s really just one reason I first started watching basketball: it was fun. That has colored why I kept watching the sport for the last [redacted] years — because it remained fun. Even now, while covering the NBA, it remains a driving ethos. So, this month, as everyone threw out their All-Star teams and snubs …

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