The Milwaukee Bucks play against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center
The Milwaukee Bucks are spending $4,861,787 per win while the Portland Trail Blazers are spending $5,798,246 per win
Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Monday February 6, 2023
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What’s the buzz on Twitter?
It’s the 77th edition of The Blazers Balcony with @brookeolzendam. End a road trip/starting a homestand, Brooke gets a nosebleed, the trade deadline and the @Portland Trail Blazers timeline, @Damian Lillard for AS starter and other All-Star Saturday news… bit.ly/3jMUfIR – 5:56 PM
❌ Blocks for Bucks ❌
For every Kings block at home this season, @phoonglaw will donate $100 to Asian Resources, Inc.
Kings have helped donate $9,400 so far this season. pic.twitter.com/wqZNXPTWhE – 5:00 PM
This past week we had a very special guest in #RipCity
A special thanks to Jacob’s family and @ORWish ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VJubyVHJao – 4:51 PM
Here is the @Milwaukee Bucks statement on the Milwaukee police officer shot and killed in the line of duty this morning: pic.twitter.com/OJdm1NOeLE – 4:51 PM
Spencer Dinwiddie said when he got to Brooklyn it was led by a Jeremy Lin/Brook Lopez-led squad. Saw it progress to D-Lo and that squad to title aspirations. Points out that he’s been here for “the whole Sean Marks run” outside of last year. – 4:33 PM
In addition to airing on TNT, both tonight’s Lakers game vs. OKC and Thursday’s Lakers game vs. Milwaukee will also be broadcast by Spectrum SportsNet. – 4:17 PM
According to @Jake Fischer, the following teams have expressed interest in O.G. Anunoby recently:
– New Orleans Pelicans
– Memphis Grizzlies
– New York Knicks
– Los Angeles Lakers
– Indiana Pacers
– Portland Trail Blazers
– Phoenix Suns
– Brooklyn Nets basketballnews.com/stories/raptor… – 4:02 PM
January was a long month – catch up on everything Bucks you might have missed.
on.nba.com/3jMuwQK – 4:01 PM
With Clippers done with Eastern Conference road games (and played most total games + most road games in NBA overall), here are remaining Clippers road games for regular season (not in order):
– Golden State
– Phoenix x2
– Memphis x2
– New Orleans – 3:51 PM
Brook Lopez goaltending??
Frank, Scal, and Alan Hahn on what LeBron’s record-breaker could look like 😂
@Frank Isola | @Brian Scalabrine | @Alan Hahn pic.twitter.com/I9stz8ToBh – 2:51 PM
Get-in price for Thursday’s Bucks @ Lakers game, the front-runner for when LeBron breaks the scoring record, is currently $650 @VenueKings including fees. pic.twitter.com/plcv3FBVIs – 2:16 PM
Black History Month is HERE!
This month we’ll be passing the mic to a variety of Black business owners, healthcare workers, creatives, & activists in Rip City! Stay Tuned! pic.twitter.com/YNg0tg96dE – 2:06 PM
Kicked by a kangaroo!?! 🤣🤣🤣
It’s here! The first episode of Thanalysis with @Bobby Portis is available wherever you get your podcasts and streaming now on YouTube!!
Subscribe at https://t.co/tTgxrumtY1 pic.twitter.com/eYMGkwQB6b – 1:59 PM
Can you imagine paying $181,500 for two courtside seats to tonight’s Lakers-Thunder game and then LeBron James fails to break the NBA scoring record?!
The same tickets for Thursday’s Lakers-Bucks game are even crazier ($242,000): basketballnews.com/stories/ticket… – 1:02 PM
@TheNBACentral @espn_macmahon If Mavs trade Wood, I wonder who the replacement is at center…Ayton? Bamba? Collins? Nurkic? Poeltl? Not a lot of options out there. – 12:41 PM
🏀The Hoop Collective Column🏀
The step-by-step process leading up to the trade call.
Why every minute matters.
@WindhorstESPN on Milwaukee
@espn_macmahon on the risk in Dallas
@kendra__andrews on the win-now Denver Nuggets
espn.com/nba/insider/st… – 11:59 AM
The tease meets the final product
Talked with Draymond Green about what it’s going to be like playing Gary Payton II, and where the Warriors miss GP2 most nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrio… – 11:46 AM
Brook Lopez scored his 15,000th NBA point last night, but he wasn’t interested in celebrating.
“I don’t feel like I’m close to done. I have a long way to still go, a long time to still play.” – Lopez
On his continued improvement, at @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/4163038/2023/0… – 11:45 AM
Draymond Green gave Gary Payton II his championship ring at Chase Center on Dec. 30. Tomorrow, he’ll play against him in Portland for the first time since losing him as a teammate.
I spoke with Draymond about what the Warriors miss most from GP2 nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrio… – 11:30 AM
Last night, Ron Wyden and a group of Blazers, Thorns and WBB power brokers hosted WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert for a roundtable on the viability of bringing a team to Portland.
For subscribers, a closer look at their chances of making it happen: rosegardenreport.com/p/close-portla… – 11:16 AM
Highlights from last night’s WIN vs. Blazers.
⚡️ @we_energies ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/U2g7AgO4zp – 11:01 AM
The Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo will likely be present when LeBron James breaks Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s scoring record #NBA eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14… – 9:39 AM
Late-night wins mean early Wendy’s runs.
Visit any Wisconsin-area Wendy’s for a FREE small frosty!! pic.twitter.com/J8R3Pv00DD – 9:01 AM
Back in RipCity … havin fun 🤷🏼♂️🦌 pic.twitter.com/vp9DXu1bDM – 6:15 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee Bucks to an eighth-straight win #NBA eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14… – 5:03 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee Bucks to an eight-straight win #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14… – 4:52 AM
The Bucks are a title contender with arguably the best player in the NBA. The Blazers are outside the play-in, with no size and searching for their identity. What happened Monday is exactly what was supposed to happen.
Free to read: rosegardenreport.com/p/trail-blazer… – 3:18 AM
Damian Lillard casually hits a deep three-point shot FROM THE LOGO 🥶
pic.twitter.com/aeXOwFpsqn – 3:11 AM
quote of the night. @CarMax pic.twitter.com/IWxpTDtMcD – 2:18 AM
The team congratulates Brook on his newest 15,000 career point milestone!! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/QoaPtRzjeo – 1:55 AM
Brook became the 148th player in the NBA history to reach 15,000 career points.
27 PTS | 9 REB | 1 STL | 75 FG% pic.twitter.com/xMFE0Uvj6e – 1:48 AM
Giannis flirted with a triple-double as he dropped 24 points in 23 minutes.
24 PTS | 13 REB | 8 AST pic.twitter.com/gpyHWp1R15 – 1:38 AM
4th quarter Jrueski.
20 PTS | 4 REB | 8 AST pic.twitter.com/idSCC39ztz – 1:28 AM
Bucks start their west coast trip with a win in Portland. pic.twitter.com/MUQZcYOYUm – 1:08 AM
Back at it Wednesday.
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/5LEqCPrrSk – 12:29 AM
Bucks 127, Blazers 108: FINAL. 28 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds for @Damian Lillard. 21 points, 5 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 14 points, 8 rebounds for @Josh Hart. 13 points for @Jerami Grant. 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds for @DrewEubanks12. – 12:28 AM
FINAL: Bucks 127, Blazers 108
– Lopez 27pts/9reb
– Antetokounmpo 24pts/13reb/8ast
– Holiday 20pts/4reb/8ast
– Middleton 13pts/3reb/5ast
The Bucks have now won eight straight games. They are 37-17. The trade deadline occurs before their next game on Thursday against the Lakers. – 12:27 AM
Warriors put up 141 points against the Thunder in their first non-Curry game of this stretch. An easy win. They’re 28-26. At Portland on Wednesday night. – 12:07 AM
Portland and Oklahoma City will both lose tonight so the Jazz will stay in the 10th spot in the Western Conference – 12:01 AM
Bucks 95, Blazers 71: end of third quarter. 18 points, 4 rebounds/assists for @Damian Lillard. 18 points, 5 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 10 points, 3 assists/rebounds for @Drew Eubanks. 9 points for @Jerami Grant. 8 points, 6 rebounds for @joshhart. – 11:55 PM
We’ll see how much of the fourth quarter Giannis Antetokounmpo plays for the #Bucks. He is on the edge of another triple-double (19 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists) – 11:49 PM
28 personal fouls, 20 turnovers between the #Bucks & #Blazers with 4:57 to go in the third quarter. – 11:39 PM
JG COMING THRUUUU
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/CdmZiO0ALh – 11:37 PM
Logo Lillard living up to his nickname 🔥
pic.twitter.com/IDICKFgEwa – 11:37 PM
Dame did it himself 🎯
(h/t @ProfessorDrz) pic.twitter.com/ovNIz5xorF – 11:34 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo now has four fouls for the #Bucks with 7:31 to go in the third quarter. – 11:30 PM
Of course his 15,000th point would come with a splash!! pic.twitter.com/zi3gNQySL7 – 11:27 PM
built SO DIFFERENT
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/A1AAy6ODAh – 11:25 PM
15,000 career points for Brook!! #MoetMoment
🍾 @moetchandon pic.twitter.com/NrD0RJp7EF – 11:24 PM
The sample size is far less than meaningless but the @Ben Falk stats for the Bucks with Giannis, Joe Ingles and Khris Middleton on the court are wild. 100th percentile in offense and 99th percentile in defense: bit.ly/3K3zZ0D – 11:09 PM
DAME FROM DEEEEEEEEEEEEP
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/SQElauwSLU – 11:09 PM
Bucks 58, Blazers 48: halftime. 11 points, 5 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 11 points, 2 assists/2 rebounds for @Damian Lillard. 8 points, 2 rebounds/assists for @Drew Eubanks. – 11:07 PM
Not sure I’ve ever seen a team go an entire half without a free-throw attempt but the Blazers are 24.4 seconds away from achieving it. – 11:04 PM
Jrue Holiday gave Damian Lillard 41 feet. Lillard said OK.
It was his first three-pointer of the game. – 11:02 PM
Kawhi Leonard credited the opponents who have scored 40+ on the Clippers each of the last three games — Giannis, Brunson and Cam Thomas — as “amazing” players but said of the defense: “I think we could buy in a little bit more and try to stop that.” – 11:01 PM
Rookie John Butler Jr. remembers Drew Eubanks is mic’d up
https://t.co/qFIcY2T9pY pic.twitter.com/QDYPBmOY4F – 10:58 PM
Damian Lillard is 1 for 8 for two points with 5:24 to go in the first half. The #Bucks are shooting 50% for the game and lead 45-30. – 10:55 PM
#Bucks rookie MarJon Beauchamp gets first half action in his ‘homecoming’ game. – 10:42 PM
Bucks 30, Blazers 22: end of first quarter. 5 points, 1 rebound for @Jerami Grant. 5 points, 1 assist for @Anfernee Simons. POR shooting 43 percent, MIL 48 percent. – 10:40 PM
T-Wat for threeeeeee
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/KM998MlKCX – 10:39 PM
Drew dunks on Eu 👁️👁️
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/VEm6Mdyztd – 10:29 PM
#Bucks have gotten sloppy with the ball the last few minutes and they lead 16-13 – 10:26 PM
Wesley Matthews continues to get a nice applause in Portland when he checks in. – 10:24 PM
Former Blazers forward Joe Ingles checking in for the Bucks, making his return to Portland. – 10:22 PM
Clippers are coming home for 3 straight home games.
They had a stretch of 11 games in front of 11 home crowds (UTA, SA, DAL, LAL, Spurs at LAC, ATL, CLE, CHI, MIL, NY, BRK)
Clippers won 8 of those games. – 10:20 PM
1-2-3 for anfereneeee
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/b3NPMmojJa – 10:18 PM
Bucks start the game shooting 6-of-8 and have a 14-3 lead with 8:40 to play in the first quarter. Blazers have gone down like this before, recently even, and still managed to come back. However, those teams did not have Giannis. – 10:17 PM
Giannis with the bucket & the assist. 👀 pic.twitter.com/D5ha4SaL2t – 10:16 PM
#Bucks have opened up with a 12-3 lead on the #Blazers in the opening minutes of this one. Brook Lopez has 7 points. – 10:16 PM
This was not intentional but Giannis just threw the ball off the glass to himself for a layup. With no Nurkic the Blazers don’t have anyone close to being able to stay in front of him. Could be a long night. – 10:13 PM
THIS IS SO IMPRESSIVE LIKE WHAT?!?!?! 😭
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/QZdyIjU2CT – 10:12 PM
Come for @JezData, stay for the high horns action (🤷♂️ you’ll have to watch the video)
Blazers-Bucks on our Next Gen broadcast now on @ROOTSPORTS_NW pic.twitter.com/xYg4ktOEzm – 10:07 PM
MarJon getting some love out in the PNW. 💚 pic.twitter.com/itBggNuXGU – 9:53 PM
Outstanding basketball by Clippers in between timeouts:
– Got Jackson/Zubac in for Mann/Batum
– Powell draws Sumner 5th
– Kawhi middy
– Thomas miss
– Kawhi to Reggie 3
– Thomas turnover
– Kawhi draws 2 FTs
– Zubac steals Clax
– Kawhi entry to Zu
9-0 Clippers run to take lead. – 9:43 PM
Pat Connaughton continues to start for the #Bucks, joining Grayson Allen, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight vs. the #Blazers – 9:38 PM
Players to score 40+ points in consecutive games this season:
Cam Thomas – 9:35 PM
From @BKN_NETSPR: Players to score 40+ points in consecutive games this season:
Cam Thomas – 9:34 PM
Players to score 40+ points in consecutive games this season:
Cam Thomas – 9:34 PM
Players with back-to-back 40-point games this season:
Cam Thomas – 9:32 PM
Over the last 7 games, the Bucks are averaging 126.6 points per game.
🎥 @SociosUSA pic.twitter.com/Xl1X11T7yp – 9:31 PM
The Bucks are averaging 126.6 points per game.
🎥 @SociosUSA pic.twitter.com/98ez22Z8bF – 9:27 PM
Khris comes off a season-high 24 points.
🎥 @SociosUSA pic.twitter.com/2DY5hKJUoa – 9:04 PM
Giannis dropped 37 points in 35 minutes to help lift the Bucks over the Blazers, 119-111 on November 21, 2022.
@betwayusa Game Rewind pic.twitter.com/YgBvU9tsmD – 8:45 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo & Khris Middleton warm up prior to #Bucks v. #Blazers pic.twitter.com/64zL6kefRb – 8:32 PM
Brooklyn lead down to 20-17 with 4 minutes left in opening quarter.
Nets have made 6 of first 7 3s. Or what anyone around Thursday night would call: “Not how the Bucks started.” – 7:55 PM
Sen. Wyden is hosting WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert for a roundtable on Portland’s case for an expansion team. On the panel from the Blazers: GM Joe Cronin, president of business ops Dewayne Hankins, director of planning and strategy Asjha Jones, scouting manager Sheri Sam. pic.twitter.com/t1FZm7JgXZ – 7:44 PM
Will the Bucks score more or less than 102 points tonight?
📊 @betwayusa pic.twitter.com/ZbyJutGnkI – 7:01 PM
To celebrate the 5th year of our iconic Gameday Poster Series, we are running back allll of the amazing designs from the past 4 seasons in limited edition compilations. Secure the 4th one at tonight’s game! Thanks to the incredibly creative PNW community who made this possible. pic.twitter.com/exBqKysUyu – 6:13 PM
A winning week at home!!
Plays of the Week presented by @BMO_US!! pic.twitter.com/SbJPh0wcFb – 6:06 PM
Welcome to the #StayFr34ky lab 🥼🔬💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/G1FwgnQuBL – 4:52 PM
New story: The #Pistons were issued a new date for last week’s game against the #Wizards, which was postponed due to Detroit’s travel issues in Dallas.
Detroit will now face the Wizards on March 7, and as a result, they will play the #Blazers on March 6. detroitnews.com/story/sports/n… – 4:43 PM
The Bucks schedule in March has changed.
Here is the release from the team: pic.twitter.com/PbISSFHp8y – 4:19 PM
For the second consecutive week, Giannis has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week!!
https://t.co/SefcQeheGH pic.twitter.com/SEvxvNuC8O – 4:06 PM
The Wizards @ Pistons game that was postponed last Wednesday has been rescheduled for March 7 at 7 pm. The Blazers @ Pistons game, which was initially scheduled for March 7, has been rescheduled to March 6. – 4:01 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo gets fourth Player of the Week award this season #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14… – 3:54 PM
Schedule update: Our postponed game vs. Detroit has been rescheduled to March 7th at 7 PM.
Our March 6th game vs. Milwaukee has been moved to March 5th at 7:30 PM.
More info ⬇️
nba.com/wizards/news/w… – 3:53 PM
The Wizards-Pistons game in Detroit on Feb. 1 that was postponed has been rescheduled for March 7, the NBA announced. The Bucks-Wizards in Washington game originally scheduled for March 6 has been moved to March 5. The Wizards will play four games in five nights from March 4-8. – 3:50 PM
The #Bucks have had their schedule affected by the postponed #Pistons – #Wizards game back on Feb. 1.
Bucks now play the #Wizards in WAS on March 5.
They have a home-road back-to-back vs. the #76ers at Fiserv Forum on March 4.
They previously were going WAS-ORL March 6-7. – 3:49 PM
The #Pistons-#Wizards game from Feb. 1 has been moved to March 7 at 7 p.m., and the previously scheduled #Pistons-#Blazers game on March 7 has been moved to March 6. pic.twitter.com/M2uOs3SDDU – 3:48 PM
The Wizards-Pistons game postponed due to weather has been rescheduled for March 7 in Detroit.
The Wizards’ game against the Bucks set for March 6 will now be played a day earlier on March 5. – 3:47 PM
oh man, oh man, oh man
Yet again, Western Conference Player of the Week, @Damian Lillard! pic.twitter.com/v8HCOAZcTK – 3:35 PM
Mikal Bridges (25.3 PPG, 4.8 APG, 3.0 RPG, 50 FG%, 33.3 3P%, 3-1 record) was nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week. Damian Lillard (38.3 PPG, 6.8 APG, 4.5 RPG, 50 FG%, 38.3 3P%, 3-1 record) won it – 3:34 PM
Lakers star Anthony Davis was a nominee for Western Conference Player of the Week along with Mikal Bridges (PHX), Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray (DEN) and Kawhi Leonard (LAC) – Award ultimately went to Damian Lillard (POR) – 3:33 PM
#Cavs Darius Garland was one of the nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. – 3:33 PM
#Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was not a nominee for Player of the Week, Dame won pic.twitter.com/guPQS8pKre – 3:32 PM
Mikal Bridges was nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week.
Damian Lillard won it. – 3:32 PM
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named Conference Players of the Week. – 3:30 PM
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 16 of the 2022-23 season (Jan. 30 – Feb. 5). pic.twitter.com/72dAOIrgHy – 3:30 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard were just named East and West Player of the Week by the NBA.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com – 3:30 PM
📆 On this day in 2020, the @Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 20 rebounds, and six assists in a win over the Sixers.
It was Antetokounmpo’s fifth straight 30p/15r/5a game, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the longest such streak in NBA history.
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes… – 3:09 PM
Blazers announce they’ve recalled Greg Brown III from the G League. With Nurkic still out, that’s another body in the frontcourt they’ll have available to them. – 3:00 PM
OFFICIAL: The @Portland Trail Blazers have recalled forward Greg Brown III from the @OntClippers – the NBA G League affiliate of the Los Angeles Clippers.
In four games with Ontario, he averaged 15.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. – 3:00 PM
A Blazers trade deadline note: the $6.5 million exception they got from the Clippers trade last year expires today. I wouldn’t bet on them doing anything with it. Think whatever they do before the deadline will happen day-of. A lot of balls in the air still. – 2:59 PM
we’re hooOoOoOome 🙂
🏀 #RipCity vs. @Milwaukee Bucks
⌚️ 7:00PM PT
📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/NFlF814FuI – 1:01 PM
After trading Kyrie Irving for Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith, the Nets can put together elite defensive lineups, and are just behind the Celtics and Bucks in the East.
FREE FOR ALL @David Thorpe: truehoop.com/p/the-mavs-bet… – 12:55 PM
Bucks this season:
— 3rd in DRTG
— 6th in NETRTG
— 1st in RPG
— 7 straight wins
Leading the league in wins against above .500 teams. pic.twitter.com/8EG2QTgWnx – 12:42 PM
The Portland Trail Blazers have a $6.5M trade exception set to expire today. It could be used to facilitate a trade for a known target like Jarred Vanderbilt ($4.4M), but their $67,482 proximity to the luxury tax makes it more likely to expire unused.
League-wide spending power: pic.twitter.com/WImYgb2q5N – 12:39 PM
The ability to be able to include future 1sts in trades is extremely important for Front Offices when it comes to roster building.
POR really needs to work with CHI to adjust the protections on the 1st they sent them, which currently prevents POR from trading a 1st until 2030! – 12:28 PM
From holding one of their first medals in 2007 to winning an NBA championship 🇬🇷🏆
Giannis x Thanasis Antetokounmpos ✊ pic.twitter.com/L0nWFj66XH – 12:16 PM
Secure VIP status with individual tickets to the exclusive Northwestern Mutual Club Lounge.
https://t.co/uSTYrFjvXQ pic.twitter.com/okXcVzy54O – 12:01 PM
The @Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Edwards appeared in his 200th NBA game last night.
Edwards, Luka Doncic, and Damian Lillard are the only players in NBA history to score at least 4,000 points with 500 3P made through the first 200 games of their career.
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes… – 9:01 AM
Nets success is now directly tied to KD’s ability to be great. But @Spencer Dinwiddie is really good — and wants to be in Brooklyn. Finney-Smith is another versatile defender the Nets can throw at Tatum/Brown/Harden/Middleton in the playoffs. This team is going to be tough. – 8:27 AM