Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Portland Trail Blazers looked to keep their recent roll going on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Blazers had won two straight, but they faced a tough test from the young Bucks, who were riding their own two-game win streak. 

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Bucks F Parker out for season with knee injury (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- DECEMBER 9: Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts a free throw against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 9, 2014 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night’s 96-94 win at Phoenix.


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Jabari Parker Suffers Injury & Is Carried Off The Court By Bucks Teammates (video)

The promising rookie standout Jabari Parker exist early during Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns after suffering an unwelcoming left knee sprain. Uncomfortable to watch a young thriving athlete with star ability being carried by fellow teammates towards the locker room with a face of excruciating pain.

Oh no. Jabari Parker carried off the court pic.twitter.com/Zm001So6te
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 16, 2014

Looks pretty bad from Parker’s facial expression, but sources are labeling it as just a knee sprain. Unfortunately we won’t know the correct diagnoses until a full MRI is done. For the Milwaukee Bucks and Parker’s sake he can bounce back freely quickly to avoid a lingering career injury.
 
 
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Middleton’s late shot helps Bucks beat Suns 96-94 (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 15: P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns is guarded by Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks on December 15, 2014 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Khris Middleton didn’t have a good feeling when the ball left his hand right before the final buzzer sounded. But the craziest shot of his career – as he called it – hit the backboard and hung on the rim momentarily before dropping into the net – a 3-pointer that gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 96-94 win over the Phoenix Suns Monday night.


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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns 12/15/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Losers of their last five games, the Phoenix Suns looked to turn it around against the Milwaukee Bucks, who have been playing impressive basketball under Jason Kidd.

The Suns needed a victory in a big way if they were to stem the tide in the crowded Western Conference.

Watch the video for full highlights.

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Jabari Parker Injury: Updates on Bucks Star’s Knee and Return

Jabari Parker may be looking at a lengthy injury layoff.

The Milwaukee Bucks rookie hurt his left knee and had to be carried back to the locker room on Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, per Paul Coro of AZCentral.com:

Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provided a brief summary of what led to the injury:

Bucksketball’s KL Chouinard captured a Vine of Parker exiting the court:

The team’s Twitter account would later provide an update:

Parker entered the 2014-15 NBA season as one of the most hyped rookies of the past few years. He spent one year at Duke, averaging 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists a night. He earned first-team All-America honors.

Although he was picked behind Andrew Wiggins, Parker was heavily favored by his peers before the season began to take home the Rookie of the Year Award. According to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann, Parker received 52.8 percent of the vote during the official Rookie Photo Shoot in August. Andrew Wiggins and Doug McDermott were in a tie for second at 8.3 percent.

When asked about that vote by Nancy Lieberman on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Parker deflected the praise.

“That’s kind of funny,” he said, via Gardner. “Because I just have a lot of friends, that’s why they nominated me. I don’t think so much it’s my talent or my skill set that’s so highly in my favor. It’s just because of the friendships I’ve made that they favor me.”

Parker possesses a unique skill set for somebody 6’8″. He’s a very good shooter and above-average rebounder. While not the most fleet of foot, he’s athletic enough to play the 3 or the 4.

He and Giannis Antetokounmpo have given Bucks fans hopes for the future and look like building blocks for a potential title contender. Milwaukee’s still years away from getting there, but there’s reason for hope.

Parker’s injury is a major downer. Plenty of rookies have recovered from major injuries in the past and fulfilled their potential, but it’s always scary watching your top pick carried off the court with a knee injury.

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Knight scores 22, Bucks beat Clippers 111-106 (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE, WI - DECEMBER 13: Brandon Knight #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks prepares to shoot a free throw against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 13, 2014 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Practice may not make perfect, though it made a big difference for the Milwaukee Bucks.


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Bucks hand Clippers second consecutive loss

Los Angeles lost its second in a row following a nine-game win streak.

      
 

 

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Are the Bucks Rebuilding Masters?

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As recently as this summer, it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks were in a worse situation than any other NBA franchise. Two years previously, in 2012–13, they entered the playoffs—as the eighth seed in the East, with an uninspiring 38–44 record. Last year, they managed a league-worst 15–67 record. Yes, worse than even the vigorously rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers. And then, over the summer, they unceremoniously ousted their head coach, Larry Drew, to install the flashier name Jason Kidd at the end of the bench; and only because, it seemed, that Kidd was a friend of the new owners.

While the Bucks’ 11–12 record thus far might feel totally inspiring, keep in mind that the Bucks are on pace to improve upon last season’s record by an astonishing 26 wins, a truly dramatic turnaround. This record is also good enough for the sixth seed in the East, were the postseason to start today. Even better: they are only positioned to get better in the future, with their best two players are not …

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Jason Kidd gives Bucks written tests on game days

If the Milwaukee Bucks aren’t on their toes every time they have a game, they will wind up failing. And by failing we don’t just mean losing on the court. Before every game, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd gives his players a written exam. As Zach Lowe of Grantland notes, Kidd got the idea from…Read More

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