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The Milwaukee Bucks celebrated their NBA title with a home win over the Brooklyn Nets as the pregame festivities poured over into the 124-104 win at the FIserv Forum.

Bucks hot start sets tone

Milwaukee came out firing in a night when the Bucks would see the banner put up in the rafters and their championship rings were presented,

The Bucks started the first quarter of the new season with a bang. They gave up the opening basket of the game, but that would be the only time they trailed throughout the night. Milwaukee climbed out to an 19 point lead in a first quarter in which they scored 37 points.

Milwaukee's offfense could look even better

Last years top ranked offense did not disappoint, lighting it up out of the gate. The Bucks, who made very few changers over the offseason picked up where the left off, flirting with 130 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was his normal brilliant self as the NBA Finals MVP went for 32, and he got help from Khris Middleton added 20 points as a. Pat Connaughton also dropped 20 points from the outside and from the inside.

No Kyrie for the Nets for the near future

The Nets knew they would be without Kyrie Irvin who is refusing to take the COVID vaccination, and therefore will not be playing with Brooklyn until he gets the jab, or until the mandate fo all New Yorkers to be vaccinated to go to a gym, stadium or live event is lifted. .  

Defending NBA Champs now 57-18 on opening nights

Kevin Durant and James Harden had solid nights, but it just looked like they were missing something on the offensive end.

The Bucks had a 21-4 run in the first quarter, and didn’t look back from there. They led 31-12 in the opening quarter and kept the Nets at an arms distance the whole night.


There was more to celebrate than just the ring ceremony in Milwaukee tonight. The Bucks showed there isn’t likely to be a post championship hangover with their big win over what could be an Eastern Conference Finals opponent.

Here's the Bucks complete game highlights.

Magnificent, as usual

Pat Connaughton taking it strong to the rack

The boys showing off the bling

Check out the pass from Middleton

New man Grayson Allen got in on the scoring early on

Khris Middleton's bread and butter

It loos to easy for Giannis

The Milwaukee Bucks celebrated their NBA title with a home win over the Brooklyn Nets as the pregame festivities poured over into the 124-104 win at the FIserv Forum.

Bucks hot start sets tone

Milwaukee came out firing in a night when the Bucks would see the banner put up in the rafters and their championship rings were presented,

The Bucks started the first quarter of the new season with a bang. They gave up the opening basket of the game, but that would be the only time they trailed throughout the night. Milwaukee climbed out to an 19 point lead in a first quarter in which they scored 37 points.

Milwaukee's offfense could look even better

Last years top ranked offense did not disappoint, lighting it up out of the gate. The Bucks, who made very few changers over the offseason picked up where the left off, flirting with 130 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was his normal brilliant self as the NBA Finals MVP went for 32, and he got help from Khris Middleton added 20 points as a. Pat Connaughton also dropped 20 points from the outside and from the inside.

No Kyrie for the Nets for the near future

The Nets knew they would be without Kyrie Irvin who is refusing to take the COVID vaccination, and therefore will not be playing with Brooklyn until he gets the jab, or until the mandate fo all New Yorkers to be vaccinated to go to a gym, stadium or live event is lifted. .  

Defending NBA Champs now 57-18 on opening nights

Kevin Durant and James Harden had solid nights, but it just looked like they were missing something on the offensive end.

The Bucks had a 21-4 run in the first quarter, and didn’t look back from there. They led 31-12 in the opening quarter and kept the Nets at an arms distance the whole night.


There was more to celebrate than just the ring ceremony in Milwaukee tonight. The Bucks showed there isn’t likely to be a post championship hangover with their big win over what could be an Eastern Conference Finals opponent.

104-127

It's all over from the Fiserv Forum!! The Bucks take the opener over the Brooklyn Nets.

104-127

Nwora with the easy lay up with under a minute ago.

104-125

Thomas gets fouled and sent to the line where he hits both.

Robinson with a big three ball off the bench

102-122

Connaughton drops the three ball, Bucks up by 20, their largest lead of the night.

102-119

MIddleton converts after a baseline drive.

102-117

Johnson hits one of two from the line.

101-117

Connaughton flying for the iron on the slam.

3:30 to go in the fourth quarter.

101-115

Durant answers back with a triple of his own.

101-115

Timeout Bucks with 3:45 to go with the Bucks up by 14.

101-115

Durant answers back with a triple of his own.

98-115

Connaughton left wide open at the top of the key

98-112

Durant on the pull up in the lane.

96-112

Durant fouled, and hits one of two from the line.

95-112

Timeout Bucks with 5:50 to go in the 4th quarter.

95-112

Giannis to the line after the finger roll and one. 7:00 to go in the fourth

95-109

KD with the easy deuce underneath this time uncontested.

93-109

Allen sinks the three in transition after KD was blocked by Nwora.

93-106

Nwora drains the three ball in transition, and Brooklyn needs a timeout.

93-103

Giannis with the big board on the offensive end and the put back as he just muscled Claxton down low.

93-101

Harris from deep downtown.

90-101

Connaughton soaking up the contact on his way to the basket.

90-99

Mills again from downtown. He's 7 of 7 from deep

87-99

Giannis with the long strides to the basket for the finger roll.

87-97

Harden on the lob back to Claxton who finishes with the one handed tap

85-97

The fourth quarter is underway

85-97

Nwora on the floater right before the shot clock expires. And that will take us to the fourth quarter.

85-95

Connaughton driving strong on the right side and the lay up.

85-93

Harden to Claxton down the lane for a bucket in traffic

83-93

Thansis on the follow up after the Nwora miss.

83-91

Harden with the step back from deep

80-91

Hill hits one of two from the line.

80-90

Mills quick trigger 3 from the corner. He's 6 for 6 from outside.

77-90

Thanasis goes to the line and hits two of two.

Thanisis fouled by Durant and that will take up to a timeout with 2:30 to go in the third.

77-88

Durant with the pull up in the lane on the rainbow jumper

75-88

KD to the line, hits one of two.

74-88

Middleton on the pull up, drains the long two and gets the foul. FT is good to complete the 3 point play.

74-85

Aldridge bumped on his way to the basket, and he hit one of two.

73-85

Giannis hits one of two from the line.

73-84

Aldrige to the line after the Middleton foul, and he misses both.

73-84

Nwora in transition, and he drops the three ball.

73-81

KD drops a three out of the timeout. He's got 21

70-81

Durant off the dribble from the elbow.

68-81

Giannis from the mid range on the left side

68-79

Harden to the line for a couple FTs, both good with under 8 to go in the third.

56-79

Eurostep and the reverse from Giannis who had to use some english on the ball off the glass.

66-77

Middleton with a pull up from the midrange

66-75

Durant from the baseline from 13 feet.

64-75

MIddleton on the floater from the baseline.

64-73

Claxton and one, after the lob up top from Harden. FT attempt is no good

62-73

Hard collision from  Griffin and Giannis. The Greek slow to get up, but goes to the line and hits two of two.

62-71

Lopez wide open underneath.

62-69

KD to the line, where he picks up one of two.

61-69

Allen with the opening bucket of the thrid quarter.

61-69

KD on the pullup

Start of 2nd Half

Allen with the opening bucket of the thrid quarter.

Giannis already has 18, Holiday has 12, and Middleton has 11. The percentages are't as good but MIL is getting many more shots.

HALFTIME

That brings us to the end of the Half.

Harden has 15, KD has 11 and the Nets are shooting 57% from 3.

59-66

Middleton on the step back jumper from 20 feet.

Griffin back to the rack for another close range effort.

57-64

Griffin connects on a short range effort.

55-64

Giannis get the And-1, and drops the FT

55-61

Mills looks down low to Claxton with the no look dime.

53-61

Harris in the corner for 3!!!

50-61

Durant backing down the defender and finishes with the jump hook.

Timeout Bucks with 3:13 to go in the half

48-61

KD with a hand in his face, drops the three ball

45-61

KD off the dribble and money

43-61

Middleton pulls up from the mid range.

43-59

Harris drops a three ball

40-59

Holiday gets the roll on the step back from the elbow.

40-57

Aldrige whistled for the foul, giving Middleton three FTs. He made 2 of 3

40-55

Harris kicks out to Mills, who hits another three, he's 5-5 from  DT

37-55

Timeout Milwaukee with 5:40 to go in the first half.

37-55

Middleton on the turnaround from the baseline.

37-53

Lopez in the corner for three off the feed from Giannis. 14-3 run for MIL

37-50

Allen left wide open for the three ball. Under 8 to go in the second quarter.

37-47

Harden on the step back from the top of the key

34-47

Holiday on the finger roll with the left hand.

34-45

Allen to the line after the technical foul, and then Giannis goes driving to the basket on the left side.

34-42

9:25 to go in the second quarter

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Nwora answers back with a spot up three off the kick out

34-39

Harden drops the three on the step back

31-39

Mills with another three ball!!!

28-39

Holiday with the baseline fader on the right side.

28-37

Harden with another three ball to start the quarter

25-37

That brings up to the end of the first quarter from Fiserv Forum

25-37

Nwora with a short range floater.

25-35

Harden showing the handles and finishes around the rim.

23-35

Mills with another 3 ball!! this time from the right side

20-35

Thannasis going strong to the rack.

20-33

Mills steps into another three!!

17-33

Harden to the line, hits two of two.

15-33

Dump off to Connaughton for a big slam.

Here is the first look at the Bucks ring. I got to say, I like it.

15-31

Mills jacks the three to give the Nets their first three ball of the game.

12-31

Holiday off the dribble

12-28

Connnaughton on the dish from Holiday

12-25

Giannis in traffic down the middle, gets the roll on the floater

12-23

Giannis hits two of two from the FT line

12-21

Harden down the left side with a drive and gets the lay up.

10-21

Claxton with the easy lay up off the lob.

8-21

Connaughton with the corner three after a HUGE block from Giannis

8-18

Giannis from downtown, I guess he has been working on his outside shot.

8-15

Middleton over the top with a football pass to Giannis who slams it and gets the foul! Fiserve is fuming,

7:14 to go in the first quarter.

8-13

Holiday from the corner for three

8-10

KD drives on the right side, and finishes off the glass.

6-10

Griffin fouled on the drive, gets 2 of 2 from the line.

4-10

Middleton pulls up off the dribble

4-7

Giannis banging on the boards, gets the third chance score

4-5

Durant with the mid ranger

2-5

Lopez from the top of the key

2-2

Giannis follows his miss and gets the put back.

2-0

Harden with the lob to Claxton who slams home the alley oop

Claxton fouled and went to the line, but missed both FTs

The Bucks win the tip and miss the opening shot of the season.

0-0

We are underway from Milwaukee, and so is the 75th season on the NBA.

The Bucks starting 5 for opeing night.

Here is the Bucks starting 5 in the opening game of the new season.

We are just moments away from the start of the NBA season. The rosters are being announced over the loud speaker in Fiserv Forum.

The unveil the banner, and Giannis was glowing. The pride he has the his love for this city is something unseen in the NBA right now. The loyalty he has shown is unmatched, and he did it with out a superteam

Khris Middleton is giving the big speech at half court, and I have to say, I'm shocked. He has always seemed the most mild mannered, almost stoic player on the team.

The ring ceremony is underway!!!

The Lakers lost against the Clippers in last year's opener, but reigning  champions are 58-16 in the opening games of their title defending campaign

The Bucks get their rings tonight. What do you think... Are they going with class or flash?

Pre ring vibes

Khris Middleton is locked in as a newly crowned NBA Championship.

It's time to start over for the Bucks.

The Nets showing off the drip

Tonight a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team will be on display

KD knows what the mission is.

It's a rematch of the Eastern Confernce Semifinals. Last season's Bucks-Nets series went seven games, Kevin Durant and the Nets were seconds away from the Finals, but Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks held on for the win in Game 7.

Hello and welcome to the Fiserv Forum! It's ball night once again!! After four long months, the NBA regular season is finally back.

The Milwaukee Bucks will being their quest for back-to-back titles against familiar foe the Brooklyn Nets to open the regular season. What better way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first NBA season, than a rematch of last years seven game Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The party will start with the presentation of the Bucks championship rings in Wisconsin. The title celebration will officially come to an end four months after the Bucks won Game 6 over the Suns. Brooklyn will be hoping to start the season off as the party crasher, while hoping to finish the season dethroning Milwaukee come mid June.

The NBA finally seems like it has recovered it’s regularly programmed scheduling after a couple seasons that were turned on its belly because of COVID.

The Milwaukee Bucks have essentially returned everyone from last year’s championship winning squad. The only departure is PJ Tucker, who shipped off to Miami during the offseason. Mike Budenholzer’s life should a bit easier after the Milwaukee title itch was scratched last year, but the real challenge will be instilling that same championship motivation in a franchise that hadn’t won a title in 50 years.

The Nets have been blanketing headlines lately, and they  are under the media microscope guy who will not even be playing for them this year, or at least won’t be playing for them at the moment.

Kyrie Irving refusing to get the COVID vaccination has put Steve Nash’s men right at the forefront of the newspapers and talk shows all over the country. On almost any other team in the league, this would not present as much as a problem. It isn’t required to be vaccinated in the NBA, but the state of New York has mandated all people going to a gym, stadium, or closed live event must be vaccinated. This means Kyrie will not only be excluded from the Nets’ home games but will also be kept from practicing with the team until he either gets vaccinated or the mandate is lifted.

The Nets have decided to carry on with out their unvaccinated star, and the Big Three becomes the Big Two for the time being.

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