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Sanders suspended one game without pay. Was called flagrant-1 but upgraded by league today.
Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended tonight for foul committed on Batum dunk Wed. in Portland. League termed foul a flagrant-2.
Jerryd Bayless is a white-hot, league-leading 98% from the line. Has made 27 straight since going 5 of 6 vs NY on Nov. 18.
Brandon Knight is having a helluva season: ave 17.8 pts, 5.4 assts, 4.6 rebs, shooting 44%, 39% on 3s and 90% at line.
Question of the day: with my fantasy football league championship on the line, do I start Edelman or Watkins as 1 of my WRs?
Jabari's camp still hasn't decided what doctor will perform the surgery.
Jabari won't have surgery for at least a week until swelling in knee subsides.
Source tells me Jabari Parker suffered a "slight" ACL tear.
Will Pack get Buc'ed this weekend? Harbaugh to the Big House? 2pm today on The Big 920. Join us anytime, stay as long as you like!
"We'd like to finish .500 or better. That's always the goal going into every week," Bucks' Kendall Marshall said. Bucks 1-1 on trip so far.
Thomas Robinson only third Blazer to record 15+ points and 15+ rebounds in first career start. Others were Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas.
Kidd said Bucks will re-evaluate Giannis on Thursday to see if he can play vs. Kings. Giannis said he wanted to return but felt pain.
Giannis' ankle injury isn't serious and there's a chance he'll play tonight vs Kings
Bucks lose 104-97. Big night for Thomas Robinson in start at center (15 points, 16 rebounds). Bucks 1-1 on trip.
Wolters and O'Bryant in game and T-Rob back for Blazers.
Robinson goes out to standing ovation. He has 15 points and 16 boards despite 5 of 15 at line.
Robinson is 4 for 13 at line. Fans booing Bucks big-time now as they keep fouling T-Rob.
Bucks playing hack-a-Rob, who struggles at line.
Flagrant-1 foul called on Sanders. Kidd takes him out of game. Smart move.
Am I the only who saw Larry give Batum a small push as he was going up? Dangerous stuff.
Batum walking off to huge cheers from Moda Center crowd.
Hard fall by Batum on dunk and Sanders called for foul. Under review.
Aldridge on perimeter against Sanders is no-win for Bucks.
Portland on 11-0 run for 88-79 lead.
Pachulia and Sanders in game together but Bucks have gone cold.
Middleton 4/5 on threes tonight. 0/2 on trying to get rim on 10-foot floaters.
Watching the Bucks the last two games makes me think that Jason Kidd might be better at coaching basketball than Larry Drew.
Bucks have no choice but to go small - 4 guards and Zaza.
Bucks are 9-1 when leading after three quarters. They are leading. After three quarters.
Last 3 buckets of quarter are triples for Bucks - two by Middleton and one by Knight. Bucks lead 70-68 entering fourth.
Middleton is 4 for 4 from 3-point range.
No sense for Giannis to test anything right now.
Prediction: Now that they've lost Giannis, Bucks will beat Blazers on Dudley turnaround granny shot.
Meanwhile Knight and Mayo keeping Bucks afloat against tough Portland team.
Giannis with left ankle sprain and will not return, team says.
Telly Hughes, omen of the apocalypse, says Giannis will not return tonight. But was doing some running outside of the locker room.
Aldridge rarely misses that medium-range jumper. Pure shot.
Bucks reeling a bit but Middleton 3-pointer brings them back within 55-54.
Dudley and Middleton on floor to start third along with Knight, Sanders and Mayo.
Giannis not back on floor for warmups prior to second half.
I predict Giannis will return BECAUSE GODDAMNIT WE NEED THIS
I apologize for writing this earlier today. http://t.co/pWhUDxGsPJ
Giannis rolled left ankle as he went up. Bucks had to foul to stop action. HT: Blazers 43, Bucks 41. Portland ends half on 14-2 run.
Giannis basically had a clear dunk and just rolled his left ankle going up from P&R catch. Could have been worse...now PLEASE BE OK.
It looked like he rolled his ankle.
Giannis goes down hard. Game stopped. Rolled his ankle, now walking to locker room under own power. BECAUSE OF COURSE.
Giannis walking off under own power with trainer Scott Barthlama right behind.
Now Giannis goes down hard on drive with 8.5 seconds left in half.
Robinson showing some energy, had 3-point play and just grabbed 0-board.
Robinson with incredible block on Knight drive and crowd loves it.
O'Bryant getting a longer look now, maybe last 4 minutes of half.
Bucks still shooting well at 58.6% on 17 of 29.
A deep 3 by Lillard brings Blazers within 39-34. Bucks had lead up to 10 but quick 5-0 spurt by Portland.
Is there anybody else who will intentionally slow down on his gather + finish move like Giannis does? It's like a basketball change-up.
A Sanders jumper from lane and steal and layup by Bayless push Bucks lead to 35-26 with 6:54 left in second. Stotts calls a timeout.
C.J. McCollum enters to big ovation from Rip City fans.
Giannis pulled up and hit a 20-footer. He's been working on that jumper after practices and before games with coaches.
One of my fav Vegas memories: Watching raucous Blazer fans lose their minds as Bayless dominated in '08.
Just 1 minute at end of first for O'Bryant. We'll see if he gets another look.
JOB3 only got a quick look at the end of the 1st, but looks like Bucks' training staff did nice job with his body while rehabbing MCL.
No O'Bryant yet. Middleton, Bayless, Marshall, Giannis and Zaza start quarter for Bucks.
Knight was 5 of 6 and Giannis 3 of 4 in quarter. Lillard led Portland with 7 pts.
Johnny O'Bryant will make NBA debut as subs enter to start second quarter.
End of one: Bucks 25, Blazers 18. Bucks shooting 61% and Portland at 31%. Knight and Mayo both played entire first quarter.
Kaman has picked up 2 quick fouls guarding Zaza. Now Knight already with 10 pts.
Kidd: "Giannis, imagine a tornado that's swallowed up a bunch of giraffes. Now defend LMA like you are that tornado." Giannis: "GOT IT"
Trail Blazers are 11-2 at home so far.
Giannis with three post finishes and five boards midway through first quarter. If ever we needed a big night from the kid, this is it.
Bucks lead 12-9 at first timeout with 5:11 left in quarter. Giannis has 6 pts and 5 rebs.
In 4 minutes Giannis has 5 rebs. and 4 pts.
Giannis backs down T-Rob and tosses in a *lefty hook*
Giannis guarding PF Aldridge to start game.
Kidd says JOB3 will make his debut tonight. Has been active past couple games.
Stotts said pre-game he thought Jason Kidd was perfect fit as coach with young Bucks team. Stotts was asst on Mavs champ team (Kidd at PG).
Prediction: One day Jared Dudley will either be a good color commentator or the first halftime analyst that I actually enjoy listening to.
That's guard Steve Blake, who had a forgettable stint with Bucks but has done well elsewhere.
Thomas Robinson is starting at center for Blazers. Stotts likes Kaman-Blake combo coming off the bench.