Milwaukee Sports – Catch 22 MKE Fri, 20 May 2022 23:13:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Milwaukee Sports – Catch 22 MKE 32 32 Season over for Nats’ Kieboom; Strasbourg, Ross progresses Fri, 20 May 2022 23:00:47 +0000

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom will undergo season-ending surgery on Tommy John to fix the elbow problem that put him on the injured list in March.

Manager Dave Martinez said ahead of Friday night’s Nationals game in Milwaukee that Kieboom will have the surgery May 27. elbow throw.

“He felt really good,” Martinez said. “And he started throwing and really trying to start, and he said the pain was back. At this point we thought it was better and he thought it best to have surgery to fix it.

Martinez said he hoped Kieboom would return in time for spring training. Martinez noted that position players have shorter recovery periods than ligament replacement surgery pitchers.

Kieboom, 24, hit .207 with .301 on-base percentage, six homers and 20 RBIs in 62 games last season. He played third base last season, but he also has experience at shortstop.

Martinez had more encouraging updates for other injured players.

He said Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross each threw 43 pitches and three innings in a mock game Thursday in Florida.

“They came out of it feeling great,” Martinez said.

Both pitchers have parallel sessions on Saturday and will then pitch four innings and 60 pitches. Martinez said the Nationals could send the two on minor-league rehab assignments as the right-handers prepare to make their debuts in 2022.

Strasbourg is recovering from an operation for thoracic outlet syndrome and has pitched a total of 26 2/3 innings since the start of the 2020 season. Ross hasn’t pitched in a major league game since Aug. 10 due to a partially torn elbow ligament.

“They worked really hard to come back, both of them did,” Martinez said. “I’m very proud of what they’ve done. It’s hard. It’s hard when you have these injuries and you’re in Florida, but the end is near. I hope they will both be here in the near future.

Martinez added that right-hander Will Harris (pectoral) also throws Florida and right-hander Hunter Harvey (right overhand strain) throws bullpen sessions up to 20 pitches. Southpaw Sean Doolittle (left elbow strain) is still getting stronger and isn’t throwing yet.


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Middleton could have stayed out even if the Bucks had advanced Mon, 16 May 2022 22:59:26 +0000

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton might not have been available for the Eastern Conference Finals even if the Milwaukee Bucks had made it that far.

The three-time All-Star missed the Bucks’ last 10 games after

“I don’t know if I would have been ready for tomorrow,” Middleton said Monday. “I don’t know if I would have been ready if he had gone to Game 7. It was almost a day-to-day thing, just waking up and seeing how I felt, seeing if there was any swelling there. -in it, and there is a point where you have to make sure that the ligament is completely healed.

Middleton’s absence was an unfortunate turn of events for the Bucks, who benefited from injuries to other teams during their

for two games in the Eastern Finals, but returned

“It just wasn’t our time,” forward Bobby Portis said. “All teams that go through a playoff streak get lucky along the way. We had our chance last year in some series that we went through with teams that suffered injuries.

Boston was missing forward/center Robert Williams the last four games with a bone bruise in his right knee, but that only underscored the Celtics’ superior depth.

Williams was replaced in the starting lineup by Grant Williams, who scored a career-high 27 points and tied a Game 7 record on Sunday by sinking seven 3-pointers in the

This forced the Bucks to depend even more on Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday.

Antetokounmpo was the first player to have 200 points, 100 rebounds and 50 assists in a playoff series. Holiday, who attempted 21+ shots in a game only twice during the regular season, averaged 22 shots per game in the Celtics’ series.

“If we had Khris, it’s not that I’m trying to make excuses, but maybe another story,” Antetokounmpo said after Sunday’s game. “But we gave everything we had. The guys got together. We realise, ‘Hey, we have to improve. We have to improve as a team. We must want it more. We have to work on our games. “

They also need to improve their 3-point shooting in the playoffs.

Milwaukee ranked fourth in the league with 3 points per game (14.1) and fifth in 3-point percentage (36.6%) during the regular season. The Bucks made 38% of their 3-point attempts in their first-round series.

That all changed in the second round as the Celtics made nearly twice as many 3-pointers as the Bucks. Milwaukee went 57 of 204 (27.9%) from beyond the arc while Boston was 110 of 292 (37.6%).

The Bucks’ challenge is to find the right guys to complete the trio of Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Holiday.

Milwaukee depth took a hit with the

“In the first game, I had three good open ones and knocked them down,” Allen said. “It was like (Games) 2-7, easy catch-and-shoot, spots were very rare and very hard to find.”

At the trade deadline,

The Bucks should continue to compete for titles as long as their top three guys stay healthy, although age is a concern.

Antetokounmpo, 27, was one of the youngest players in the Bucks’ rotation this season. Holiday turns 32 next month and Middleton turns 31 this summer. Brook Lopez is 34, Wesley Matthews 35 and George Hill 36.

This exit from the playoffs should add motivation.

“Hopefully right now, instead of thinking we’ve lost something, we can win and learn in order to put ourselves in a position to win another championship,” Antetokounmpo said.


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The Celtics’ Game 5 loss will be one of the toughest in Boston sports lore Thu, 12 May 2022 03:02:59 +0000

And then the reigning world champions showed you what they were made of and resumed the evening by beating the Celtics, 110-107, in what is surely one of the toughest defeats in Boston sports lore.

“It hurts,” Marcus Smart said. “It’s bound to hurt… We just didn’t do what we were supposed to do. And when it mattered most, they did it… We know we did it to ourselves . No one else . . . We just fell apart on the stretch . . . But we don’t have time to sulk. That’s it. On the next one.’

“Tonight was a tough loss, there’s no getting around it,” said Jayson Tatum (34 points). “We had a game on Friday and what happened tonight is what happened.”

In the Bostonian language, it was a bad missed opportunity. He just belongs there with some of the things that have always happened to the Bambino Curse Red Sox. It was a bit like watching the Yankees come back after Pedro Martinez took a 5-2 lead in the eighth with a chance to win the American League pennant.

Please don’t blame the officials on this one. dollars won their victory and the Celtics paid the price for being beaten on the boards in the final seconds. With the Bucks down 1 and 14.2 seconds left, Milwaukee‘s Bobby Portis had a HUGE offensive rebound and a miss drop from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Suddenly the Celtics were down 1. And they were a disaster in the final 14.2 seconds, a study in miscommunication.

First Smart had their shot blocked by Jrue Holiday after Boston used their final timeout. Then Boston had to foul and fouled Arlington’s Pat Connaughton – a free-throw machine. After the Spy Ponder made it two, the Celtics had no more timeouts, which meant they had to go the length of the floor, down 3, with 5.9 seconds left. Smart was stripped by Holiday.

And a stunned silence in the Garden.

I saw Wyc Grousbeck on the floor a few seconds after the end.

“I’m always positive,” the Celtics owner said. “I’ll be in Milwaukee and we’ll take one home.”

There is no other choice now. The Celtics must win at Forum Fiserv on Friday, then come home and win again in a Game 7 Sunday Showdown. Otherwise, Boston’s basketball season is over.

If completed, Game 5 will be the one everyone will remember. The pain of Game 5 will replace the feel-good moments in the fourth quarter of Game 4 at Milwaukee when Horford stood tall and the Celts played near-perfect basketball, making 16 of 19 shots and seemingly gutting the stag.

The Celtics didn’t play a horrible game on Wednesday. But the regrets will run deep if they don’t bounce back with two wins.

They led by 14 in the fourth quarter. At home.

It doesn’t get any worse than that.

While we cry in our Boston beer, take a moment to give credit where it’s due. The Bucks are absolute mensch. They have no surrender. They don’t complain to officials. They just put their heads down and do what they do. Portis (14 points, 15 rebounds off the bench) plays like a reliable adult. Holiday (24 points) continues to shoot, even if he does not enter. And Antetokounmpo is a worthy champion.

The bloodied but undefeated Greek Freak went 40 with 11 rebounds. If that makes you feel any better, he’s also been called on a few charges and tagged with a travel violation. It’s like watching a total solar eclipse. But that didn’t give the Celtics the win.

“The streak isn’t over,” Tatum said. “…We knew it wasn’t going to be easy. They’re a great team. We knew that.”

Earlier this week it was announced that the Bucks will play two pre-season games in Abu Dhabi before the start of next season. When Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was asked about it, he said, “We hope to take all the greatness of Milwaukee and share it. . . “

The Celtics hope to experience all the greatness that is Milwaukee, win on Friday, then bring it back to the Garden and win again on Sunday.

It’s still possible. Like the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup and the Red Sox winning the World Series, it’s still possible.

But right now it seems impossible.

Dan Shaughnessy is a columnist for The Globe. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @dan_shaughnessy.

2022 NBA Playoff odds, picks and best bets for May 9 from a proven pattern: This four-way parlay returns 12-1 Mon, 09 May 2022 21:00:28 +0000

The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Golden State Warriors in an intriguing Western Conference semifinal game Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Grizzlies trail the Warriors by a 2-1 margin in the best of seven series of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, with Game 4 taking place in San Francisco. Memphis, which could be without Ja Morant (knee), needs a win to even the series, while Golden State can take a decisive lead with another home win. The Warriors are favored by nine points in the latest NBA odds at Caesars Sportsbook in Game 4, with an over-under total of 226 points in the game.

To open the night, the Boston Celtics visit the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Milwaukee won a memorable game in Game 3 on Saturday, taking a 2-1 series lead. Boston aims to return the favor in a must-have virtual game on the road. Milwaukee is favored by one point at the Caesars, with a total of 212 points. Before locking in any NBA picks or bets, be sure to check out SportsLine’s proven computer model NBA predictions and betting tips.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model entered the third full week of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on a stunning 86-58 result over all NBA top picks, grossing over $2,100. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

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One of the NBA playoff picks the model is recommending Monday night is the Celtics’ 212-point streak against the Bucks. Although both teams are strong in defense, it’s a modest total and there are offensive strengths on both sides. The Celtics are prolific on the offensive glass, producing second chances on 29.8% of missed shots during the playoffs. Boston has also been above average from the free throw line in the playoffs, both in attempts (22.9 per game) and in accuracy (81.9%).

The Celtics move the ball high, averaging 25.0 assists per playoff game, and Boston has a pair of scoring wings in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown who have averaged more than 23 points per game. game during the regular season.

On the other side, Milwaukee is capable of great things on offense behind Giannis Antetokounmpo. The former NBA MVP is averaging 31.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game in the series, and Antetokounmpo does so despite having below-average efficiency by his standards. He’s flanked by fellow star Jrue Holiday, who is averaging 23.0 points and 5.0 assists per game in the series, and the Bucks ranked in the league’s top five in offensive efficiency during the regular season.

The model predicts teams will combine for 219 runs as the overshoot clears more than 60% of the time, making it one of the top picks to consider for NBA Monday betting.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics, Al Horford tip, video, reaction, Giannis Antetokounmpo Sun, 08 May 2022 00:18:00 +0000

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and delivered eight assists to ignite defending champion Milwaukee against Boston 103-101 in the NBA playoffs.

The Greek superstar center also had two blocked shots and two interceptions for the Bucks, who took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference’s best-of-seven second-round series, which continues in Milwaukee. Monday.

Golden State will host Memphis later in a Western Conference game, with that series level at 1-1.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was on fire. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPSource: AFP

The Celtics rallied from 14 points at 103-100 with 4.6 seconds left and Boston’s Marcus Smart sank the first of two free throws to lift the visitors into the final margin.

Smart missed the second free throw in hopes of grabbing a rebound and hitting an even inside shot, but Robert Williams missed a point try and Al Horford’s point was judged after the final buzzer, giving the win in Milwaukee.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Jrue Holiday’s foul on Smart, judged before a shot attempt, should have been considered coming in for a shot and brought three free throws, which would have given Smart a chance to tie the game at the line. .

“He was going into the shot,” Udoka said. “Poor non-call. It’s a hit. He curls up in a shot. Bad missed call. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said the Bucks were “lucky there were two free throws but we weren’t trying to foul him” on the Smart play.

Udoka also said that it shouldn’t have come down to that.

“We were sloppy on the third run and allowed them to take that lead and then fight on the fourth,” he said. “But we can play much better.” Holiday had 25 points for the Bucks while Brook Lopez added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Pat Connaughton had 11 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

Jaylen Brown led Boston with 27 points and 12 rebounds while Horford had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Celtics, but Jayson Tatum went 4 of 19 from the floor and scored just 10 points.

Boston led 50-46 at halftime, but the Bucks opened the third quarter with a 20-6 run to take a 66-56 lead, with Antetokounmpo producing nine points and four assists.

Milwaukee led up to 80-66 in the final seconds of the third quarter. – Final drama –

But Horford scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-point shot and a hook on consecutive possessions to put Boston back 97-95 with 4:10 left.

The Bucks held on. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPSource: AFP

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Smart, who missed Game 2 with a thigh injury, hit a free throw that lifted the Celtics 97-96, but Antetokounmpo jumped in response.

Brown sank two free throws to put Boston back 99-98 with 2:33 left, then returned to the line and hit two more to give the Celtics a 100-99 advantage with 1:49 left.

Antetokounmpo responded with an inside jumper to put the Bucks ahead 101-100, then blocked a shot from Brown.

Holiday grabbed the loose ball for Milwaukee and hit a one-handed shot to put the Bucks ahead 103-100 with 11.2 seconds remaining, then fouled Smart to set up the final drama.

How to Buy Milwaukee Bucks vs. Celtics NBA Playoff Tickets Fri, 06 May 2022 01:31:24 +0000

So you want to take Mom to Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday as a change for Sunday Mother’s Day Brunch?

You might want to stick to spending your money on mimosas.

For Bucks fans, the limited buys that were available in the first round of the NBA Playoffs are likely over against the Celtics. That $46 standing space at the Fiserv Forum against the Bulls in the latest series now starts at $107 plus service charge starting Thursday night.

The most affordable ticket in an upstairs Uecker-style seat is currently $166 on

If you want to ask Giannis Antetokounmpo for a pair of his Air Zoom Freak shoes or if you’re hoping to get a selfie with Aaron Rodgers, you can find a basic courtside seat starting around $4,000 (that’s the low end)