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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jim Owczarski joins host JR Radcliffe to analyze the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jim Owczarski joins host JR Radcliffe to analyze the Milwaukee Bucks.

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United States

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jim Owczarski joins host JR Radcliffe to analyze the Milwaukee Bucks.

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English

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414-224-2323


Episodes

Milwaukee surges back to tie the series, plus a chat with Ray Allen (06.13.2021)

6/13/2021
The Milwaukee Bucks have surged back to tie the series with the Nets at 2-2 following a win Sunday. If Kyrie Irving and James Harden remain sidelined by injuries, are the Bucks now the favorite to win? Bucks reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss big game PJ Tucker, Pat Connaughton, the adjustments from Game 3's rock fight, Jrue Holiday trying to break free from a slump and ... there's a security guard on the court? Then, Owczarski is joined by former Bucks star Ray Allen and...

Duration:00:43:38

We're trying not to panic with Bucks down 2-0; are there still reasons to believe? (06.09.2021)

6/9/2021
The Milwaukee Bucks were knocked around in the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Brooklyn; as they head back to Fiserv Forum, can we cling to any shreds of hope? Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look at what went wrong, examine the most optimistic and pessimistic takes, and ponder the future of coach Mike Budenholzer if this keeps heading where it seems to be going. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski.

Duration:00:38:14

Ted Davis looks back at the 2001 playoff run, 20 years later

6/4/2021
Bucks radio voice Ted Davis and host JR Radcliffe look back at the 2001 Bucks playoff run 20 years later, just as this year's team looks to make a similar run. Ted talks about the lighthearted moment that played into a season turnaround, the forgotten thrills of the Hornets series, Glenn Robinson's Bucks legacy, the star turn of Ray Allen and, yes, the "conspiracy" that still lingers over the Eastern Conference finals outcome. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle...

Duration:00:34:12

Total domination against Miami; have their prospects against the Nets shifted? (05.31.2021)

5/31/2021
The Milwaukee Bucks crushed defending Eastern Conference champion Miami in a four-game sweep, so does that mean we should start thinking of them differently in their upcoming (potential) matchup with Brookyln? Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look back at the key differences between this battle and what happened in the dreaded bubble, the significance of losing starter Donte DiVincenzo for the rest of the postseason, the resurgence of Brook Lopez and Bryn Forbes and...

Duration:00:36:41

The Bucks are up 2-0; is it as promising as it looks?

5/26/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look at Milwaukee's fast start in the Miami series; is it as promising as it looks, or does danger remain around the corner? After all, we remember what happened when the Bucks got a 2-0 lead on Toronto two years ago. How in the world did the Bucks go from missing everything in Game 1 to making everything in Game 2? Why have Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo been so limited? Does anything we've seen change the perceived matchup if Milwaukee...

Duration:00:49:20

Let's get the real party started, previewing Bucks-Heat in the playoffs (05.18.2021)

5/18/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarzski and host JR Radcliffe preview the Milwaukee Bucks' playoff series against the Heat. Why would this year be different given that the Heat have the same players (and talents) as the team that beat Milwaukee last year? Will Milwaukee regret the decision to play all-out against the Heat in the penultimate game of the season? The guys talk about their picks to win the various NBA regular-season awards and ponder the greatness of Giannis. Can he be the best Bucks...

Duration:00:54:54

Which Bucks potential first-round opponent is the scariest? Special guest Eric Nehm discusses (05.14.2021)

5/14/2021
Host JR Radcliffe and special guest Eric Nehm of The Athletic chat about the potential first-round playoff opponents and which one represents the scariest. I mean, it's gotta be the Heat, right? Or is it? What pitfalls to the Knicks or Hawks present? Also, what's up with Milwaukee allowing big point totals to lesser teams? Then, Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jim Owczarski stops by briefly to talk about the home stretch and coach Mike Budenholzer -- just how hot is that hot seat if Milwaukee...

Duration:00:45:18

How are we feeling about the Bucks as the playoffs loom? (05.03.2021)

5/4/2021
Sure, the Milwaukee Bucks have beaten the Nets and 76ers in recent days, but what about that brutal loss to Houston? And how nervous should we be about Giannis Antetokounmpo's shaky ankle? Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe take a look at the Bucks with eight games left to play, including a flashy rematch against Brooklyn as a potential playoff preview. Might the Bucks see the Hawks (and Bogdan!) in the first round or the 'boogeyman' Miami Heat? The guys also discuss the...

Duration:00:35:57

Eddie Doucette looks back at the 1971 Bucks championship (04.30.2021)

4/30/2021
The former voice of the Milwaukee Bucks, Eddie Doucette, joins host JR Radcliffe to look back at the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks. The man who coined 'skyhook' and 'Bango' had a front-row seat to the franchise's first and only championship. How did the Bucks go from expansion draft to NBA title in three years? What was it like playing many home games, including playoff battles, in Madison? Did someone really have to rescue Kareem on a snowmobile to get him to Madison in time for tip-off? How did...

Duration:01:00:00

What was Milwaukee like when the Bucks came to town? (04.26.2021)

4/26/2021
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Milwaukee Bucks' one and only championship in 1971, travel back in time with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Lori Nickel to learn what Milwaukee was like in the late 60s, when a new pro basketball team came to town and quickly took over the NBA.

Duration:00:25:43

Controversial finish against Phoenix and the Bucks look pretty much like the No. 3 seed (04.21.2021)

4/21/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe look at where the Bucks stand after five straight home losses, including an overtime loss against the Suns hampered by a controversial late call. Once again, they ask if this team has shown it can win seven-game series in the playoffs, even with injuries frequently keeping the team from full strength. We hear what Jon Horst had to say on coach Mike Budenholzer, and is Giannis still in the MVP equation? Music intro produced by Olivia...

Duration:00:33:20

Scott Williams on the Bucks getting short-changed in 2001 (04.13.2021)

4/14/2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters Jim Owczarski and JR Radcliffe discuss the lingering injury to Giannis Antetokounmpo, talk about the team's strategy of resting everyone at once and check in on a player having a pretty good season: Pat Connaughton. Is it possible the Bucks don't particularly care if they get the No. 1 seed in the playoffs? Then, Jim chats with former Bucks power forward Scott Williams, who was famously suspended for Game 7 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals, leading...

Duration:00:40:48

04.08.2021: George Karl swings by to talk 2001; plus, Giannis' knee and Jrue's huge week

4/8/2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bucks writer Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss where the concern-o-meter should be with Giannis Antetokounmpo's balky knee and Jrue Holiday's massive week. He's on an elite level right now; is the extension he just signed with the Bucks a risk down the road? Also, Khris Middleton has been a bit of a lightning rod, but is it warranted? Then, Jim chats with former Bucks coach George Karl (34:15), who looks back at the 2001 season on its 20th anniversary...

Duration:00:54:21

04.02.2021: Jeff Teague joins the fold and early impressions from out west

4/2/2021
The Milwaukee Bucks added a guard to the roster with the addition of Jeff Teague and split a couple games in Los Angeles. Milwaukee Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski offers his impressions of a team looking to dig out of a mini-slump and how the situation shapes up in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Plus, The Thanasis Game and a check-in on the MVP discussion. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski.

Duration:00:28:03

03.26.2021: Did Bucks dodge a bullet at trade deadline?

3/26/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss the trade deadline; did the Bucks' biggest competitors in the Eastern Conference get better? Milwaukee stood pat, but recent new acquisition P.J. Tucker has looked great. Milwaukee held off a furious Celtics comeback for a win to run its winning streak to eight games, and does it feel like the Bucks are playing at the peak of their powers now? Plus, Brook Lopez has been on a tear. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and...

Duration:00:29:54

03.19.2021: A big trade and tension during a thrilling win in Philly

3/19/2021
After the Bucks' thrilling win in Philadelphia, Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss the tension between the two teams in light of some Giannis celebration, the weird final seconds of regulation, the value of the big win and the significant pregame trade that brought PJ Tucker to Milwaukee. How will Jim describe the Torrey Craig era in Milwaukee? Plus, plenty of MVP conversation -- have we reached the point where Giannis is undeniably a candidate for a third...

Duration:00:33:04

03.11.2021: What should we expect from the second half of the Bucks season?

3/11/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe re-visit a big all-star weekend for Giannis Antetokounmpo and discuss what about the performance might be a great sign for Milwaukee. Plus, discussing Jim's midseason awards, looking ahead to the second half and wondering about Marques Johnson's Hall of Fame chances. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski.

Duration:00:31:19

03.04.2021: Jrue Holiday returns and will any Bucks star get a jersey retired before Giannis?

3/4/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss the return of Jrue Holiday, the continued inspired play of Giannis Antetokounmpo, a fun win over the Clippers, a tough loss to the Nuggets and the recent play of Brook Lopez. Oh, and yes, lots of Mamadi Diakite. Then, Jim and JR discuss if any Bucks player is likely to see their jersey retired before Giannis. Big Dog? Ray Allen? Jack Sikma? Someone else? What if there's a better format altogether? Somehow the podcast...

Duration:00:45:12

02.25.2021: Are the Bucks stuck in neutral until Jrue Holiday returns?

2/25/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss the Bucks as they continue to wait for Jrue Holiday's return. Why is the team struggling so badly without its No. 3 player, and what should we expect now that he can sign an extension? Some thoughts on the All-Star Game (including Khris Middleton's absence from the East) and what's fueling the Giannis turnaround? Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski.

Duration:00:42:12

02.16.21: Three reasons to still feel confident in the Milwaukee Bucks ... and three reasons to worry

2/16/2021
Bucks beat reporter Jim Owczarski and host JR Radcliffe discuss the recent up-and-down stretch of Milwaukee Bucks basketball as a lengthy homestand dawns. Jim offers three reasons why Bucks fans should still feel confident that the Bucks can hit another gear and three reasons to be concerned. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski.

Duration:00:35:10