Limping Milwaukee Bucks beat up on paralyzed Cleveland Cavaliers

Brandon Jennings, Keyon Dooling

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Tuesday, it was the starters. Wednesday, it was the bench.

For the first time all season, the Milwaukee Bucks strung together a back-to-back set of games where the first unit drove the Land Rover of victory one night, only to have the second unit jump start the stalled vehicle on the way to another win 24 hours later.

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Drawing a Chicago Bears-Milwaukee Bucks comparison on beating inferior teams

Andrew Bogut

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A team’s season-high winning streak says a lot about their taste for success, but the Milwaukee Bucks’ three straight victories, including Saturday’s 91-81 win over the New Jersey Nets, are showing they are closer to replicating last year’s second half run than they have been all season.

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Milwaukee Bucks analysis: A pessimist, optimist, and realist walk into a bar…

Brandon Jennings, Aaron Rodgers

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Here are the best and worst things to come out of the Milwaukee Bucks 91-81 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night: [Read more…]

NBA Announces Schedule for Key Nationally Televised Games

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The NBA announced their national television schedule for Tip-Off  and select national holiday games, including Christmas and MLK Day.

The league begins the season with a TNT doubleheader, earlier than usual this year: Tuesday, Oct. 26.  The 2010-11 season will mark Turner Sports’ 27th consecutive campaign of broadcasting NBA games.  In the season opener, the “fantasy team” of Miami Heat (Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade etc.) are shipped up to Boston to take on the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics led by the Boston Three Party (7:30 p.m. ET tip).

The nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET features the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Houston Rockets and Yao Ming (if he’s healthy.

ESPN opens on Wednesday, Oct. 27 with a doubleheader, beginning with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls visiting the Kevin Durant-led Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET.  Game two features the Portland Trail Blazers at the Los Angeles Clippers. (Blake Griffin‘s long overdue debut)

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