Roof of Bucks’ old home de­mol­ished

Star-Telegram - - Sports -

Dozens of small, si­mul­ta­ne­ous ex­plo­sions brought down the steel roof of the Bradley Cen­ter, the for­mer home of the Mil­wau­kee Bucks, in a con­trolled de­mo­li­tion Sun­day that left some de­bris scat­tered in the street.

The Bradley Cen­ter closed last sum­mer, and the Bucks moved next door to the $524 mil­lion Fis­erv Fo­rum. The NBA team bid the 30-year-old arena a fond farewell in a se­ries of tweets.

The aim of the ex­plo­sions was to col­lapse the roof into the seat­ing bowl, mak­ing it eas­ier for work­ers to re­move the de­bris. The Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel re­ported that while some de­bris soared into the air, the bulk of the struc­ture col­lapsed into the old arena’s struc­ture as planned.

High­lights

Rap­tors 140, Wizards 138 (2OT): Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 sec­onds left in the sec­ond over­time, and Toronto sur­vived in Wash­ing­ton to earn its fifth straight win. Kawhi Leonard had 41 points and 11 re­bounds to lead the Rap­tors, who blew a 23-point lead. Bradley Beal had 43 points, 15 re­bounds and 10 as­sists for the stub­born Wizards, who never led un­til early in the sec­ond ex­tra pe­riod. Six­ers 108, Knicks 105: Ben Sim­mons fell an as­sist short of a triple-dou­ble with 20 points and 22 re­bounds, Joel Em­biid scored 26 points and Philadel­phia es­caped from New York with a vic­tory. The 76ers sur­vived a scare after lead­ing by as many as 24 points late in the first half.

Bucks 133, Hawks 114: Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo scored 33 points, Eric Bled­soe added 24 points and 10 as­sists, and Mil­wau­kee won in coach Mike Bu­den­holzer’s re­turn to At­lanta. The Bucks (30-12), the sec­ond-best team in the NBA, im­proved to 12-0 after a loss. Magic 116, Rock­ets 109: Nikola Vuce­vic and Aaron Gor­don each scored 22 points, and Or­lando took ad­van­tage of James Har­den’s aw­ful 3-point shoot­ing to beat vis­it­ing Hous­ton. Har­den had 38 points, 12 as­sists and nine re­bounds – run­ning his streak of 30-point games to 16 – but shot 1 of 17 from long range. Nuggets 116, Blaz­ers 113: Nikola Jo­kic scored a sea­son-high 40 points with 10 re­bounds and eight as­sists, Ja­mal Mur­ray fought through a bloody lip to add 24 and Den­ver beat vis­it­ing Port­land.

No­table

Bulls: Bobby Por­tis’ run-in with Kevin Du­rant on Fri­day left the Chicago for­ward with a sprained el­bow and a feel­ing that he is be­ing treated dif­fer­ently by the of­fi­cials be­cause of his rep­u­ta­tion formed after a 2017 prac­tice al­ter­ca­tion with Nikola Mirotic. Por­tis and Du­rant got tan­gled up on a screen, and Por­tis be­lieves the War­riors star grabbed his right arm and pur­posely pulled it down.

“Yeah, that wasn’t in­ad­ver­tent,” he said. “If I would have done that, I would have got­ten a foul called on me. I guess it’s just who you’re play­ing against. Ev­ery­thing is of­fi­ci­ated dif­fer­ent to­ward who­ever it is, but if you look back at the video at the time, it was ob­vi­ous.” Griz­zlies: For­ward Kyle An­der­son is ex­pected to miss at least two to four weeks be­cause of a Grade 2 left an­kle sprain suf­fered Satur­day against Mi­ami. An­der­son is av­er­ag­ing 7.9 points and 5.8 re­bounds this sea­son.

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