Jason Kidd - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Jason Kidd Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten. The former All-Stars have as much to do with this NBA draft lottery as the players of tomorrow. The Boston Celtics can benefit in a big way from trading two former champions, while the Los Angeles Lakers hope a failed trade for... Tue, 16 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT 2017-05-16T06:13:00Z Spoelstra, D'Antoni share NBCA Coach of the Year award The NBA's coaches have spoken: No one did a better job this season than Miami's Erik Spoelstra and Houston's Mike D'Antoni. Spoelstra and D'Antoni were announced Sunday as co-recipients of the inaugural Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. It is named for the longtime executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association, who died earlier this year. ... Sun, 07 May 2017 23:53:00 GMT 2017-05-07T23:53:00Z Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89 MILWAUKEE (AP) — The crowd on the road was rowdy. The 25-point lead was gone. The Toronto Raptors were frazzled, in danger of losing a Game 6 in the playoffs again. This time, Toronto found a way to win. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Cory Joseph had five points in a 9-0 run in the final 2 minutes to answer a furious rally by the Milwa... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:29:00 GMT 2017-04-28T03:29:00Z Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 TORONTO (AP) — Putting Norm Powell in the starting lineup has changed the playoff fortunes of the Toronto Raptors. Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first-round series on Monday night. Raptors coach Dwane Casey said Po... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:15:00 GMT 2017-04-25T03:15:00Z Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2 MILWAUKEE (AP) — DeMar DeRozan reverted back to his playmaking form. The Toronto Raptors reasserted themselves on defense. They're headed back to Canada after winning a bruiser of a first-round playoff game on Saturday over the Milwaukee Bucks. DeRozan scored 33 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 of his 18 points in the second half of Toront... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:10:00 GMT 2017-04-22T23:10:00Z Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1 TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry shrugged off his Game 1 struggles in style, and got the Raptors back on level terms. Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1. "I've been in the trenche... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:12:00 GMT 2017-04-19T03:12:00Z 'Greek Freak,' Bucks _ and Jazz, Bulls _ look for 2-0 leads Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo marked his arrival as a big stage, playoff performer in his second trip to the NBA postseason — now he's looking for more. The 22-year-old dubbed the "Greek Freak" will be looking to once again put his stamp on the Bucks' series against the Toronto Raptors. There Game 2 showdown in Toronto is one of the trio of NBA playoffs games Tuesday ni... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:16:00 GMT 2017-04-17T23:16:00Z Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83 TORONTO (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks left the Toronto Raptors behind — again. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, rookie Malcolm Brogdon had 16 and the Bucks beat the Raptors 97-83 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. "Our second half was just abysmal," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "We didn't play with any... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:34:00 GMT 2017-04-16T01:34:00Z Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94 BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas was able to watch from the bench while the Celtics finished off the Milwaukee Bucks in the regular-season finale. The Boston star got a little bit of rest — and the No. 1 seed he wanted, too. "It's very special. For me it is," Thomas said after scoring 13 points with eight assists in a 112-94 victory over the... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:26:00 GMT 2017-04-13T03:26:00Z Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For just a few moments, Russell Westbrook slowed down. The Oklahoma City Thunder's mile-a-minute point guard took the time to soak in the atmosphere Tuesday night after he matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record with his 41st triple-double. The home crowd stood and chanted "MVP! MVP!" long after the assist, and he later waved to the crowd after pl... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:38:00 GMT 2017-04-05T04:38:00Z Bucks hold off Lakers 107-103 after 3 ejections for shoves LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon delivered a hard foul to Nick Young, who shoved back. Greg Monroe then staggered Young with another shove, which got D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram involved — along with a Milwaukee Bucks security guard. The third-quarter fracas ended with three ejections, and it left Los Angeles coach Luke Walton furious. The drama... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-03-18T06:26:00Z Adam Silver says NBA All-Star format will change for 2018 Change is coming to the defense-optional All-Star Game, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to hear ideas. Silver and players' union President Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers have spoken about how to make the game more competitive. No decisions have been made, but the Western Conference's 192-182 win over the Eastern Conference last month in New Orleans underlined ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-03-04T14:27:00Z Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now. Riley believes Johnson will succeed in what looks like a daunting task of getting the Los Angeles Lakers back to prominence. After the Lakers cleaned house this past week, Johnson and Riley are contemporaries — Riley as president of the Miami Heat, Johnson in the same role out in L.A., wher... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:59:00 GMT 2017-02-27T06:59:00Z Bird, Kidd say don't look for OKC's Westbrook to slow down OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Larry Bird and Jason Kidd are in awe of Russell Westbrook's ability to make the difficult seem routine. They know firsthand the all-around effort it takes to record a triple-double in the natural flow of the game, and they don't expect the high-energy Oklahoma City guard to back off down the stretch of the regular season. ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:18:00 GMT 2017-02-23T18:18:00Z Bucks' Jabari Parker hurts left knee again, out for year MILWAUKEE (AP) — Forward Jabari Parker tried to get up immediately after falling to the floor with pain in his left knee. But Parker stayed down, even with teammates trying to help. The way the leg buckled without contact, coupled with the grimace on Parker's face, made it clear that this was much more than a minor injury the Milwaukee Bucks star could brush off. ... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:51:00 GMT 2017-02-09T21:51:00Z Antetokounmpo's jumper at buzzer gives Bucks win over Knicks NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA's most explosive players, as he showed when he leaped from about a step inside the free-throw line to throw down a fast-break dunk. And when he takes his time, he can do special things, too. Antetokounmpo made a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give the Milwaukee... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:30:00 GMT 2017-01-05T04:30:00Z Irving, James lead short-handed Cavs past Bucks 113-102 CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving didn't get tired of seeing the Milwaukee Bucks on consecutive days in December. In fact, he wouldn't mind playing them a few more times in late April, May or June when it really matters. "I hope," he said. Irving had 31 points and a career-high 13 assists, and LeBron James scored 29 as the Cleveland Cavalie... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 03:59:00 GMT 2016-12-22T03:59:00Z Spurs stay perfect on road, rally past Bucks 97-96 MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can't figure out why his team plays so much better on the road than at home. As long as they keep winning, Popovich will gladly take the results. LaMarcus Aldridge was credited for the go-ahead basket with 21.2 seconds left after Giannis Antetokounmpo was whistled for goaltending, ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:02:00 GMT 2016-12-06T05:02:00Z Kilpatrick, Nets rally for double-OT victory over Clippers NEW YORK (AP) — CP3 mimicked giving CPR on a night that looked like lots of laughs for Los Angeles. Funny turned to fiery by the end, as an enraged Doc Rivers was thrown out as his team blew one in Brooklyn. Sean Kilpatrick scored 31 of his career-high 38 points after the third quarter and the Nets stopped a seven-game losing streak wit... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 GMT 2016-11-30T06:00:00Z