2019–20 Milwaukee Bucks season

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2019–20 Milwaukee Bucks season
Division champions
Head coachMike Budenholzer
General managerJon Horst
OwnersWesley Edens & Marc Lasry
ArenaFiserv Forum
Results
Record56–17 (.767)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Heat 1–4)

Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Wisconsin
RadioWTMJ
< 2018–19 2020–21 >

The 2019–20 Milwaukee Bucks season was the 52nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Bucks entered the season following a playoff defeat in six games from the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals.

On February 23, 2020, the Bucks became the first team to clinch a playoff berth after the Chicago Bulls defeated the Washington Wizards.

The season was suspended by the league officials following the games of March 11[2] after it was reported that Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.[3]

The Bucks returned to play on July 31 against the Boston Celtics, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.[4]

When the format of the Bubble announced, Bucks won the Central Division on June 4 and tied Detroit Pistons' record of 9 Central Division titles. After a 23-point comeback win over the Miami Heat, the Bucks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second consecutive season. The Bucks faced the Orlando Magic in the first round.

In a significant development following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Bucks struck in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests, refusing to play Game 5 of their series against the Magic on August 26.

On September 8, the Milwaukee Bucks season came to an end when the 5th seeded Miami Heat eliminated them in a five-game upset in the conference semifinals.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position(s) Nationality School
1 30 Kevin Porter Jr. Shooting Guard  United States USC

The Bucks only hold a first-round pick. That pick would then be traded to the Detroit Pistons, which would again be transferred to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[5]

Roster

Roster listing
2019–20 Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 34 Antetokounmpo, Giannis 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1994–12–06 Greece
F 43 Antetokounmpo, Thanasis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1992–07–18 Greece
G 6 Bledsoe, Eric 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1989–12–09 Kentucky
G/F 23 Brown, Sterling 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1995–02–10 SMU
G 24 Connaughton, Pat 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1993–01–06 Notre Dame
G 0 DiVincenzo, Donte 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1997–01–31 Villanova
G 3 Hill, George 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1986–05–04 IUPUI
F 7 İlyasova, Ersan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1987–05–15 Turkey
G/F 26 Korver, Kyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1981–03–17 Creighton
C 11 Lopez, Brook 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 282 lb (128 kg) 1988–04–01 Stanford
C 42 Lopez, Robin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 281 lb (127 kg) 1988–04–01 Stanford
G 15 Mason, Frank (TW) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994–04–03 Kansas
G 9 Matthews, Wesley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1986–10–14 Marquette
F 22 Middleton, Khris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1991–08–12 Texas A&M
G/F 13 Reynolds, Cameron (TW) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1995–02–07 Tulane
F 20 Williams, Marvin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1986–06–19 North Carolina
F 5 Wilson, D. J. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1996–02–19 Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Standings

Division

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
zMilwaukee Bucks 56 17 .767 0.0 30–5 26–12 13–1 73
xIndiana Pacers 45 28 .616 11.0 25–11 20–17 8–7 73
Chicago Bulls 22 43 .338 30.0 14–20 8–23 7–9 65
Detroit Pistons 20 46 .303 32.5 11–22 9–24 5–10 66
Cleveland Cavaliers 19 46 .292 33.0 11–25 8–21 4–10 65


Conference

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zMilwaukee Bucks * 56 17 .767 73
2 yToronto Raptors * 53 19 .736 2.5 72
3 xBoston Celtics 48 24 .667 7.5 72
4 xIndiana Pacers 45 28 .616 11.0 73
5 yMiami Heat * 44 29 .603 12.0 73
6 xPhiladelphia 76ers 43 30 .589 13.0 73
7 xBrooklyn Nets 35 37 .486 20.5 72
8 xOrlando Magic 33 40 .452 23.0 73
9 Washington Wizards 25 47 .347 30.5 72
10 Charlotte Hornets 23 42 .354 29.0 65
11 Chicago Bulls 22 43 .338 30.0 65
12 New York Knicks 21 45 .318 31.5 66
13 Detroit Pistons 20 46 .303 32.5 66
14 Atlanta Hawks 20 47 .299 33.0 67
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 46 .292 33.0 65


Game log

Preseason

The preseason schedule was announced on July 23, 2019.[6]

2019 preseason game log
Total: 5–0 (Home: 2–0; Road: 3–0)
2019–20 season schedule

Regular season

2019–20 game log
Total: 56–17 (Home: 30–5; Road: 26–12)
2019–20 season schedule

Playoffs

2020 playoff game log
Total: 5–5 (Home: 2–4; Road: 3–1)
2020 playoff schedule

Transactions

Overview

Players Added

Via draft

Via trade

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Trades

Free agency

Additions
Player Signed Former Team
Thanasis Antetokounmpo July 16 Panathinaikos B.C.
Subtractions
Player Signed New Team
Malcolm Brogdon June 29 Indiana Pacers

References

  1. ^ 2019–20 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ "NBA to suspend season following Wednesday's games". NBA.com. March 11, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Tim (March 11, 2020). "NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus". NBA.com. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks to Resume 2019-20 Season on July 31". NBA.
  5. ^ "Full 2019 NBA Draft Order". tankathon.com. Archived from the original on 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  6. ^ "Bucks Announce 2019 Preseason Schedule". NBA.com. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
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