Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Matt Velazquez

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent:
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • SheboyganPress Media
  • Marshfield News
  • North Jersey News
  • Oshkosh Northwestern
  • Post-Crescent Media
  • Fond du Lac Reporter

Recent articles by Matt:

The Bucks' Pat Connaughton unable to gain enough approval of judges to make finals of dunk contest

Pat Connaughton of the Bucks scored 45 points on his first dunk and a perfect 50 on his second in the dunk contest, one point shy of making the finals. → Read More

Pacers 118, Bucks 111: Heading into the break after some of the worst basketball of the season

The best defense in the league this season was a sieve and the offense was worse with no rhythm, no consistent shot-making and plenty of turnovers. → Read More

Bucks 112, Magic 95: Hot shooting by Brook Lopez helps Milwaukee weather dry spell in second half

Up by as many as 27 in the third quarter, the Bucks struggled through an extended drought before a three-pointer by Brook Lopez got Milwaukee back on track. → Read More

Bucks to waive Dragan Bender, sign veteran forward Marvin Williams after buyout

The veteran forward expects to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, who will open up a roster spot by waiving Dragan Bender. → Read More

Bucks 112, 76ers 101: Remember that Christmas matchup? Well, now you can forget it.

The 76ers hit a whole bunch of three-pointers, but that’s all Thursday had in common with the previous meeting. The Bucks that ran away with this one. → Read More

Bucks 120, Pelicans 108: The first Giannis-Zion clash goes in the veteran's favor

Giannis Antetokounmpo took control with a dominant, 16-point third quarter to help Milwaukee surge ahead. He finished with 34 points. → Read More

Nuggets 127, Bucks 115: Lack of rest not a problem for Denver

Bombing away from three-point range, the Nuggets rallied in the second half to a 127-115 win Friday night to snap the Bucks' nine-game win streak. → Read More

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton among those named as all-star reserves from Eastern Conference

Milwaukee Bucks forward was among seven players named as all-star reserves from the Eastern Conference. → Read More

Bucks feel Eric Bledsoe should have been on all-star team

Multiple members of the Bucks organization have expressed dismay that point guard Eric Bledsoe didn't make the all-star team. → Read More

Bucks 151, Wizards 131: Khris Middleton steals the show in a wire-to-wire win

After a tribute to Kobe Bryant, it was game on. Khris Middleton poured in 51 points and Eric Bledsoe 34, and the Bucks pulled away after the Wizards closed within seven. → Read More

The Bucks honored Kobe with 24 seconds of silence and other tributes

Before the game against the Washington Wizards, the whole arena observed 24 seconds of silence in memory of those who died on Sunday. → Read More

Giannis Antetokounmpo misses Tuesday's game because of sore right shoulder

Giannis Antetokounmpo is missing his fourth game of the season, though it is the first time he's been on the injury report because of his shoulder. → Read More

'Kobe means greatness': Giannis processes the death of a man who inspired him to play basketball

Antetokounmpo loved the way Bryant played and the way he carried himself. As a child he shared a pair of Kobe 4 shoes with his brother Thanasis. → Read More

Bucks 116, Hornets 103: It took some time, but the Paris trip ended on a positive note

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Eric Bledsoe chipped in 20 and Donte DiVincenzo flew all over the court. → Read More

Bucks take 7-game winning streak worldwide: They'll play in Paris this week

The Milwaukee Bucks will play the first-ever regular-season NBA game in France this week when they take on Charlotte. → Read More

Bucks 111, Bulls 98: Cleaning up their act in the second half

After turning the ball over 15 times in the first half, the Bucks get their act together and vanquish the Bulls, 111-98, before heading off to Paris. → Read More

Bucks 117, Nets 97: Suffocating defense leads to another romp

The Bucks enveloped the Nets from start to finish, holding Brooklyn to 33.3% shooting -- the third-lowest percentage by a Milwaukee foe this season. → Read More

Bucks 128, Celtics 123: Too close for comfort after most of a 27-point leads slipped away

Once up by as many as 27, the Bucks were in peril of blowing a huge lead to the Celtics for the second time in as many meetings this season. → Read More

Bucks 107, Warriors 98: It's ugly, but it's still a victory

Giannis Antetokounmpo made his final five free throws down the stretch as part of a 30-point, 12-rebound night to pace the Bucks to a 107-98 win over the Warriors. → Read More

Bucks center Dragan Bender taking the roads less traveled as part of his development

Dragan Bender, a 7-foot center taken fourth overall in the 2016 draft and signed with the Bucks this summer, has made the most of his time in the G League. → Read More