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01.15.2019: That Wizards loss wasn't so bad, an impressive win in Houston and Lopez in the 3-point contest?

1/15/2019
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Journal Sentinel Bucks beat writer Matt Velazquez discusses the team's recent loss to Washington and why it wasn't all that disappointing. Does Giannis Antetokounmpo get a leg up in the MVP race after the Bucks went to Houston and won? What makes this team so tough in third quarters? Could Brook Lopez realistically compete in the 3-point contest on All-Star weekend? What's ahead for Milwaukee as it hits the road in Memphis and Orlando? I mean, the obvious answer is Splash Mountain on Splash...

Duration:00:36:00

01.09.2019: Breaking down a matchup of MVP candidates and a chat with DJ Wilson

1/9/2019
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We've all been operating under the assumption that Giannis is the favorite to win the NBA MVP for the 2018-19 season, but is he? We'll learn more Wednesday when the Bucks travel to Houston and face the reigning MVP and co-favorite for the award, James Harden. Journal Sentinel Bucks beat writer Matt Velazquez chats about that meeting, plus the Bucks' recent hard-fought win over Utah and tough loss at the hands of Eastern Conference heavyweight Toronto. Just how daunting is that road ahead,...

Duration:00:43:41

01.03.2019: The Milwaukee Bucks are the best team in the NBA

1/3/2019
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The Bucks have won four straight, eight of nine and own the best record in the NBA after victories on both Christmas and New Year's Day. Journal Sentinel beat reporter Matt Velazquez swings by to discuss the state of the high-flying Bucks, from Brook Lopez's all-star candidacy to the emergence of DJ Wilson to the MVP case for Giannis Antetokounmpo. What were Matt's impressions of Milwaukee's first Christmas Day game since 1977? What does he make of the upcoming games against Eastern...

Duration:00:32:24

12.19.2018: DJ Wilson gets some run and the Wheel of Budenholzer

12/19/2018
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The Bucks win back-to-back road games with some big minutes from DJ Wilson and Sterling Brown, plus some peak Giannis. Journal Sentinel beat reporter Matt Velazquez joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Malcolm Brogdon absence, the guard rotation, the Earned Jerseys, Christmas in New York and #TheThing making an appearance in Milwaukee's narrow win over Detroit. Music intro: "Wide Eyes" by Chad Crouch, available at freemusicarchive.org and soundofpicture.com.

Duration:00:34:16

12.12.18: Bucks make a trade and beat the mighty Raptors, plus a chat with Pat Connaughton

12/12/2018
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We have a trade! Bucks beat reporter Matt Velazquez breaks down the motivation behind the swap that sent John Henson and Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland and brought in George Hill and Jason Smith. Was there ever a chance the Bucks could land Sam Dekker? Also, a look back at a week that featured a loss to Golden State and an impressive win over Toronto. Malcolm Brogdon was huge in the latter game; what's his future in Milwaukee beyond 2018-19? Plus: big minutes for Sterling Brown. Then, host...

Duration:00:44:25

12.05.2018: Coach Bud sends a message, Hezojna's step-over and a chat with Brook Lopez

12/5/2018
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Journal Sentinel beat reporter Matt Velazquez joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the rare benching of Khris Middleton in New York and Middleton's long-term future in Milwaukee, as well as the team's up-and-down play against Chicago and the Knicks. Is the Mario Hezojna-Giannis beef foolishness? Plus, a look ahead to a big stretch with Golden State and Toronto on the docket. Then, JR asks some Very Important Questions to Bucks forward Brook Lopez, with topics ranging from cats to hair to...

Duration:00:36:30

11.28.2018: Should we be discouraged by two close losses?

11/28/2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks split their four most recent games, including two tough one-possession losses to Charlotte and Phoenix. Host JR Radcliffe asks Journal Sentinel beat reporter Matt Velazquez: is it OK to feel really bummed about the past week of play? Matt takes a look at the Bucks a quarter of the way into the season, examines if Giannis is the MVP frontrunner and analyzes where Thon Maker fits into the grand scheme. Where does Giannis' crazy spin move against the Suns rank among his...

Duration:00:35:51

11.21.2018: Eric Bledose on fire as Bucks keep finding a way

11/21/2018
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Bucks beat reporter Matt Velazquez joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the 12-4 Bucks, who've been walking a high-wire act with some wild rallies lately. Topics include the late-game excellence of Eric Bledsoe (again), the injuries to John Henson and Donte DiVincenzo, the absurdity of the Bulls game, the City Jerseys and the availability of Wizards players now that Washington has imploded. Music intro: "Wide Eyes" by Chad Crouch, available at freemusicarchive.org and soundofpicture.com.

Duration:00:41:19

11.14.2018: The Bucks just rocked the West and are perhaps the NBA's best team

11/14/2018
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Bucks beat reporter Matt Velazquez joins host JR Radcliffe to talk about the Milwaukee Bucks' four-game road trip on the west coast. They split but managed wildly impressive wins over the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets. Are they the best team in the NBA? Matt discusses the Brook Lopez Revolution, the emergence of Eric Bledsoe as a late-game option, the return of Jabari Parker to Milwaukee this week and those gold city jerseys. Yay or nay? Music intro: "Wide Eyes" by Chad Crouch,...

Duration:00:42:01

11.06.2018: Bucks lose first game but eviscerate Kings -- this team is for real, people

11/6/2018
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Journal Sentinel beat reporter Matt Velazquez joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Bucks two most recent games, a loss to Boston that nonetheless offered some optimism and a dominant win over Sacramento. As the Bucks head out west for four games, it's becoming more and more clear that this team is for real. What does Matt think the team still has to show out west? What's his evaluation of the Eric Bledsoe trade, one year later. Is Mike Budenholzer really the difference between last year's...

Duration:00:30:41

10.31.2018: The only undefeated team in the NBA gears up for the Celtics

10/31/2018
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The Bucks will celebrate Halloween with a perfect record, heading into a fascinating Thursday clash with the Boston Celtics. Journal Sentinel beat writer Matt Velazquez dives into the team's impressive win over the Toronto Raptors (without Giannis) as well as the other elements that have enabled the Bucks to match their best start in franchise history at 7-0\. Matt and host JR Radcliffe discuss the resurgence of Thon and the play of Ersan, the health of Milwaukee's superstar and a thought...

Duration:00:29:03

10.26.2018: The Bucks are going undefeated in 2018-19, right?

10/26/2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a 4-0 start – their best since the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals season – so it's a perfect time to get back into the Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Bucks podcast. With host JR Radcliffe, beat writer Matt Velazquez takes a look at what's been working so far, from the spacing of new coach Mike Budenholzer's system to the efficiency of Khris Middleton to the stat-stuffing dominance of Giannis Antetokounmpo. What's Matt's early evaluation of rookie Donte DiVincenzo...

Duration:00:38:12

04.26.18: Previewing Bucks-Celtics Game 6

4/26/2018
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast, beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato preview Game 6 between the Bucks and Celtics, which regardless of the result could end up being the final game played at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Duration:00:28:01

04.14.18: Bucks-Celtics Playoff Preview

4/14/2018
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast, beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato discuss the Bucks-Celtics playoff series, Eric Bledsoe's role with the Bucks and return to the playoffs and Jabari Parker's recent comments about his contract situation.

Duration:00:32:44

03.26.18: The playoff push is upon us

3/26/2018
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast, beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato discuss the Bucks' impressive showing against the San Antonio Spurs, their upcoming West Coast trip and the playoff implications of Milwaukee's remaining nine games.

Duration:00:36:52

02.05.18: Injuries, Parker's return and the trade deadline

2/5/2018
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast, beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato discuss the rash of injuries that have hit the Bucks recently, Jabari Parker's encouraging return and the looming trade deadline.

Duration:00:35:07

01.05.18: Giannis Antetokounmpo rocking the vote

1/5/2018
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast, beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo ranking as the top vote-getter in the first check-in for All-Star voting, the current state of the Bucks, Jabari Parker's progress and more.

Duration:00:37:47

11.29.17: On the road with the Bucks

11/30/2017
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast, beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato discuss the team's current four-game road trip, their defensive struggles, the incident between Giannis Antetokounmpo and assistant coach Sean Sweeney and more.

Duration:00:41:04

11.09.17: Breaking down the Eric Bledsoe trade

11/9/2017
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast, beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato discuss the Eric Bledsoe-Greg Monroe trade and what it means for the Bucks. They also discuss Milwaukee's troubles on defense, four-game losing streak and answer your questions.

Duration:00:42:48

10.25.17: Strong start and 'Return to the MECCA'

10/25/2017
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In this edition of our Milwaukee Bucks podcast beat writer Matt Velazquez and sports columnist Gary D'Amato discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's historic start to the season, the support he needs from his teammates and the team's upcoming "Return to the MECCA" game. They also answer your Bucks questions from Twitter.

Duration:00:47:02