MILWAUKEE (AP) — If not for the productive return of Khris Middleton, the Milwaukee Bucks might not have outlasted the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Middleton scored 16 points in his return from injury and the Bucks, trailing at the start of the fourth quarter, beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-102 for their ninth consecutive victory.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Since meeting in the NFC wild-card game in January 2017, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants have followed the same path for a couple of seasons. Neither made the playoffs the past two seasons and both fired the coaches who got them to the postseason in the 2016 season.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur isn’t ready yet to rule out starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga for Sunday’s game at the New York Giants. LaFleur says he and his staff will take the week to figure out the best combination of starting five for the offensive line. LaFleur said Bulaga, who left with a knee injury in the first quarter of Sunday night’s 37-8 loss in San Francisco, could still be a part of the equation up front. Aaron Rodgers, like LaFleur, would not count out Bulaga for Sunday.
UNDATED (AP) — No conference loves a good rivalry more than the Big Ten. There are 17 trophy games recognized by the conference. No trophy is necessary for the biggest rivalry. That’s Ohio State-Michigan. It is otherwise known as The Game. This year, Wisconsin-Minnesota takes center stage. The game for Paul Bunyan’s Axe on Saturday in Minneapolis will decide the West Division representative in the Big Ten championship game.