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Bucks have regained peak form now that they’re healthier

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is scoring at an unprecedented rate in his extraordinary career, and he also has most of his top teammates playing alongside him again. That combination has helped the Milwaukee Bucks regain their title-contending form. The Bucks have won six straight and will try to complete a four-game homestand unbeaten Saturday …

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Big battle takes center stage in No. 1 Purdue-No. 21 Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Edey arrived on Purdue’s campus three years ago as an intriguing, inexperienced prospect. Today, college basketball’s biggest player also is its most immovable force. At 7-foot-4, 305 pounds and armed with a standing reach of 9 feet, 9 inches, Purdue’s starting center towers over essentially everyone and overpowers defenders …

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Gillis scores 29, No. 1 Purdue rolls past Penn St. 80-60

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Mason Gillis routinely demonstrates his shooting prowess at Purdue’s practices. On Wednesday night, the roaring, sellout crowd at Mackey Arena finally got a glimpse, too. The third year forward made an arena records nine 3-pointers and finished with a career high 29 points to lead the top-ranked Boilermakers to an …

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Bucks beat Hornets 124-115 for 5th consecutive victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 18 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 124-115 on Tuesday night to win their fifth straight and avenge one of their most embarrassing losses of the season. The Bucks withstood a triple-double from Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball, who had 27 points, 11 assists and …

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