Author: CorySparks

Bobby Portis exceeded expectations in the 2021-22 NBA season.  While the Milwaukee Bucks’ title defense ended in the second round of the NBA playoffs, Portis gave fans plenty to cheer about. With Brook Lopez missing all but 13 games with a back injury, Portis accompanied Giannis down low in Milwaukee’s starting five.  The Arkansas’ alum improved and provided an extra push for his team in multiple ways. Exceeding Expectations From The Field Coming into this season, Portis hadn’t averaged more than 11.4 points per contest since 2018. With the opportunity to play over 28 minutes per game, Portis posted a…

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The Milwaukee Brewers set a franchise record for their best 40-game start after taking out the Nationals 5-1 on May 21. The team has improved to a 26-14 record.With the win, the Brewers also remain four games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the division.The Brewers, winners of seven of their last 10 games, have been streaking for a variety of reasons. Here are a couple of them.Immaculate pitching helps set franchise recordsThe Brewers’ pitching has been nothing short of spectacular during this 40-game stretch, as their 3.34 ERA is fifth-best in the league.It won’t shock many to see…

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Bucks C Serge Ibaka

The Milwaukee Bucks added depth to their frontcourt Thursday morning when they acquired veteran center Serge Ibaka, and there’s plenty for Bucks fans to be optimistic about. The Bucks received Ibaka in a four-team trade that went through just hours before the deadline. The following teams, and the pieces they received in this trade, are listed below: Milwaukee Bucks: Serge Ibaka, two future second-round picks, cash Sacramento Kings: Donte DiVincenzo, Trey Lyles, and Josh Jackson Los Angeles Clippers: Rodney Hood, Semi Olejeye Detroit Pistons: Marvin Bagley Jr.  As seen above, the Bucks gave up DiVincenzo and Ojeleye, who are both…

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Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks drives past Reggie Jackson of the Los Angeles Clippers

The Milwaukee Bucks just became the first team in NBA history to have their entire starting lineup finish with at least 15 points, five rebounds, and a pair of three-pointers made in a game. Each starter lit up the box score and shot efficiently while doing so. Here are their statlines: Jrue Holiday: 27 pts, 5 reb, 14 ast, 11-16 FG Pat Connaughton: 18 pts, 5 reb, 0 ast, 6-9 FG Khris Middleton: 17 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 6-13 FG Giannis Antetokounmpo: 28 pts, 10 reb, 5 ast, 8-15 FG Bobby Portis: 24 pts, 11 reb, 1 ast, 8-12…

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Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks

The NBA All-Star reserves were announced today, and Jrue Holiday was not among those named. While Giannis Antetokounmpo locked up his sixth selection and Khris Middleton secured his third, #21 was left out.  Comparing Holiday’s 2022 Performance to His All-Star Season Holiday’s lone All-Star selection came in 2012-13. This was his fourth and final season with the Philadelphia 76ers. The following stat lines compare Holiday’s All-Star year and this season: 17.7 pts (2012) 18.0 pts (2021) 4.2 reb (2012) 4.7 reb (2021) 8.0 ast (2012) 6.5 ast (2021) 1.6 stl (2012) 1.5 stl (2021) 43.1 fg% (2012) 49.5 fg% (2021) 36.8…

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Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Washington Wizards at home on Tuesday, and there are a couple aspects of their game that need to be cleaned up to secure a win.  After losing to the Nuggets by their second largest margin (36 points) of the year, the Bucks have a chance for redemption. The Wizards have lost five games in a row, and if the Bucks can execute in these three aspects, they’ll be able to extend that streak to six. 1. Get Jrue Holiday hot early In three of his last four games, point guard Jrue Holiday has…

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Ricky Rubio of the Cleveland Cavaliers guards Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Milwaukee Bucks dropped last night’s match-up against the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-99 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. With this loss, the Bucks have dropped to fifth in the eastern conference, while the Cavs jumped to third. This was the Bucks’ second loss to the Cavs in three match-ups so far this season. Milwaukee took game one 112-104 on Dec. 6 at home before dropping the second home match-up 119-90 on Dec. 18.  The Cavs showed everyone that they’re a force to be reckoned with. With that, here are three takeaways from last night’s game. 1. Guarding the perimeter is crucial  While the…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Milwaukee Bucks will be on the road taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight with a tip-off time of 6 p.m. Coming into this match-up, the Bucks are 0.5 games up on the Cavs. They are fourth in the east and the Cavs are fifth. For the Bucks to take down a Cavs team that has won eight of their last ten contests, they need to take care of business in a few categories. #1: Outhustle the young guns With an average age of 26.0 years, the Cavs are one of the youngest groups in the league. Against such a…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo cracked the top 200 of the NBA’s all-time scoring list in the Bucks’ 126-114 win over the Grizzlies last Wednesday. The 2x-MVP put up 30 points in his most recent game. After scoring his 26th point of the game, he officially slid into spot No. 200.  Antetokounmpo has already scored 1,717 points this season, moving up over 70 spots in the ranking. He is passing up some notable players along the way. Names Antetokounmpo has recently passed up In his last three games, Antetokounmpo has scored 90 points and passed up the following names: 200: Steven Smith (1x…

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Grayson Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks was ejected following a flagrant 2 foul against Alex Caruso of the Chicago Bulls

On Thursday night, the Bucks’ Grayson Allen committed the flagrant 2 heard around the world on Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso. The play has spurred conversations and controversies across all platforms regarding its severity. Allen’s History of Questionable Fouls  Back in his Duke days, Allen tripped multiple opposing players and gained a reputation as a dirty player. You can find a video compilation of those highlights here. Throughout the first few years of his NBA career, the fourth-year guard has mostly steered clear of controversial fouls. But fast forward to last night – and many conversations surrounding Allen’s style of…

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