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Well that was emphatic.

The Milwaukee Bucks did their title defense in style and blew up the Brooklyn Nets on a night of celebration in Milwaukee.

The Bucks led most of the night in the 127-104 win, reminding the league that it won’t be all one-way traffic for the Nets in the Eastern Conference.

For Milwaukee, the night began with the ring and banner ceremony.

The long wait is over for Milwaukee

50 years is a long time.

Of course we know the Bucks are champions, but there is something final about players and staff receiving their championship rings.

Milwaukee players and staff were presented with their championship rings prior to the tip. They look … expensive !!

Championship ring 2021.

? @JewelersMutual pic.twitter.com/O30OcMaHXq

– Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 19, 2021

Smiles filled the Fiserv Forum as the presentation celebrated the franchise’s first championship since 1971.

No rust for Giannis

The move from the ring ceremony to game mode has left some teams on the line over the past few seasons, with Antetokounmpo admitting it was a challenge.

“It’s kind of difficult to balance it out. You go from this excitement, this emotional state, to prepare for a game,” Antetokounmpo said in a post-game interview.

When it was difficult it was hard to tell as Antetokounmpo crammed the pit score from the start.

The Greek freak picked up right where he left off.

32 PTS | 14 REB | 7 AST | 2 BLK | 1 STL pic.twitter.com/0xhTxmTN7E

– Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 20, 2021

The finals MVP scored 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in just 31 minutes. He knocked out a threesome and some mid-range jumpers while finishing his new streamlined routine on the 7-on-9 streak from the free throw line.

The Nets made a big splash with their starting line-up, using Nic Claxton and moving away from their tactic of starting Blake Griffin in the middle of the playoffs. Whoever they threw at Giannis in this case, it didn’t matter, because the 26-year-old looked hotter than ever in the beginning.

Injuries are on the rise in Milwaukee

It wasn’t a perfect night for Milwaukee, with Star Guard Jrue Holiday at risk of injury.

Holiday seemed to get sore on a trip to the basket in the second quarter. He would stay on the ground for a few possessions before leaving the game for good before half time.

The team announced the injury was a bruised heel, despite head coach Mike Budenholzer confirming that the post-game media availability scans had returned flawlessly.

Holiday joined Bobby Portis (thigh), Semi Ojeleye (calf), Rodney Hood (foot) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) on the sidelines for the opener. The depth of the bucks was tested, with 2-way players Sandro Mamukelashvili and Justin Robinson both watching game time on the opening night.

The Bucks hope Holiday can recover quickly as they leave for a meeting with Miami in two nights.

Patty sizzles in Net’s debut

The Nets may have gone under, but Patty Mills wasn’t to blame.

The Australian guard was considered one of the off-season’s most sought-after recruits, with the sharp-firing guard intended to reinforce an already terrifying offense.

Mills continuously kept Brooklyn within striking distance, finishing with 21 points in an incredible 7v7 shooting from a distance.

Hot shooting aside, Mills gave the Brooklyn offense a difference as his ability to pick up the pace and ask questions of the Milwaukee defense in transition was a nice addition.

Patty tried 7 threesomes.

Patty did 7 threesomes.

For most, that equates to setting the NBA record on a debut with a new team. pic.twitter.com/z3LjQm93EC

– Brooklyn Networks (@BrooklynNets) October 20, 2021

Networks lack help

Mills’ contributions were urgently needed in this case, with Kevin Durant and James Harden otherwise shouldering the burden of shooting on goal.

Durant finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds while Harden added 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

The trio contributed 73 of Brooklyn’s 104 points. Outside of Mills, the Nets only managed four points off the bench.

The lack of help was compounded by the Bucks, with Pat Connaughton (20 points), Jordan Nwora (15) and Grayson Allen (12) contributing to Antetokounmpo’s performance.

Despite their significant injury list, the Bucks looked like the lower list that night.

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Milwaukee mayor proposes find out how to spend American Rescue Plan cash

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced on Sunday a plan to use approximately $ 30 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act on housing initiatives.

The proposal requires the approval of the Joint Council and is expected to be adopted before the August break. Barrett said he expected to submit the plan to the council this week.

The money is part of $ 394.2 million in federal funds raised by the city from the American rescue plan law.

Barrett said he wanted to prioritize housing investments in his first plan for the funds.

“I consider housing construction to be one of the most pressing problems the City of Milwaukee is currently facing,” he said at a press conference.

Barrett also considered early childhood education, exemption from residence, internet access, and more to his priorities for the funds of the American rescue plan. Proposals to spend the rest of the money will be made soon, he said.

“This is the first part of my multi-year approach, and there are clearly other needs that we have,” said Barrett. “And part of that is balance.”

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Housing investments are critical as foreclosures are a “fourfold hit” for Milwaukee, he said.

Along with families losing a place to live, vacant houses have a knock-on effect on the surrounding community: the city does not levy property taxes on the houses, property values ​​nearby fall, and more city resources must be used to monitor the houses.

In addition to several measures, the proposal provides for US $ 3 million to flow to the city Compliance Loan Program, which enables qualified homeowners to obtain interest-free deferred loans for repairs required to fix code violations.

Westley Jackson Jr., who has owned a house in Milwaukee’s Uptown neighborhood since 1994, received a program loan last year to fix his leaky roof. Barrett held the press conference outside Jackson’s house on Sunday.

Jackson, who is retired and receiving Social Security checks, couldn’t afford to fix the roof himself. He was grateful for the program that enables homeowners to repay their loans on the sale or transfer of the property.

“It’s been a blessing to me,” said Jackson.

Most of the $ 30 million would go to the Westlawn Choice Neighborhood Initiative, a Federally funded project from 2015 the additional funding needed to be completed.

Barrett proposes allocating $ 15 million to the project, the majority of which will be used to fund 326 affordable mixed-income housing units.

The Westlawn project aims to replace a “distressed” public housing development along Silver Spring Drive and to build additional rental apartments and houses at market prices.

About $ 2 million of the proposal would be used to cover remaining infrastructure costs for the Westlawn project, such as new paved roads, alleys, and water and sewer systems. The infrastructure work there is about 80% complete, according to Barrett’s office.

Barrett’s proposal also includes:

  • $ 5 million to help low-income residents fund energy-efficient retrofits to their homes such as improving insulation and HVAC systems, which in turn reduces their energy bills.
  • $ 2 million for three low-income residential projects currently being developed to address pandemic-related economic challenges such as shipping delays, supply bottlenecks and rising material costs.
  • $ 1.8 million in support of a right-to-right program that provides a free lawyer for eligible Milwaukee County residents at risk of eviction. It would also aim to reduce “unscrupulous landlord practices” and unnecessary evictions. The city would cooperate with the Legal Aid Society, among others.
  • $ 1.2 million Expansion of homebuyer and foreclosure advisory programs, funding of six new positions for three years. The counselors provide pre and post home purchase assistance, as well as help with mortgage and foreclosures.
  • $ 1.2 million to fund two-person teams cleaning, repairing, and dismantling the residue of empty Milwaukee Housing Authority homes – to create more housing for people waiting for services. Approximately 92% of the units are currently occupied, and city officials estimate that the additional staff would increase the occupancy to 98% or more.
  • $ 1.2 million towards the Resource center for rental apartments, an organization that provides landlords and tenants with advice and assistance.

The city received half of the $ 394 million and will receive the second half in 10 months, Barrett said. The money has to be spent in about four years.

“This gives us an opportunity to address the very serious problems we have here in Milwaukee,” he said.

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Milwaukee group hopes to lift sufficient cash to create Rohingya neighborhood middle

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee is home to the largest Rohingya community in the country and the goal is to buy a building to turn it into a community center.

Andrew Trumbull

Meeting of Rohingya community members.

The existing church building on the 24th and Scott is a room organizer that says it fits nicely.

Andrew Trumbull, administrative director of the Burmese Rohingya community in Wisconsin, said the Rohingya had not been welcome in their home country for so long and had to flee to find refuge in a safe place.

The Rohingya come from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in Southeast Asia. The country borders India and Bangladesh.

The Rohingya people have been named the most persecuted minority in the world by the United Nations.

Trumball said this community center would serve many purposes for the Rohingya.

“It is crucial to have a place where the Rohingya can come and not have to worry about it being taken away from them,” Trumbull said.

To make this dream a reality, the remaining $ 25,000 must be raised before the May 14th closing date.

“I want for them what I have for myself, that they can have the same things that people have who look like me,” said Trumbull.

The community center will be a place where people can gather and meet their needs.

“The Rohingya have many needs and we are really looking forward to doing a lot more than we have been able to do before,” said Trumbull. “After the school program for the children. There is a small gym there, eating in the communal kitchen is always so important and a prayer room.”

Trumbull said the Rohingya and the larger Milwaukee community must make every effort to achieve the goal.

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New leisure acts coming to Milwaukee

New live entertainment acts were unveiled in Milwaukee on Monday, April 26th.

Officials at the Riverside Theater revealed this Comedian Jo Koy comes to their venue in September.

Presale tickets for the show will go on sale Thursday, April 28th. Tickets to the general public will be sold on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Rave / Eagles Club announced that the Kelly machine gun is coming to the Milwaukee venue on October 5th. This is all part of his “Tickets To My Downfall Tour”.

A post on Facebook indicates that advance booking tickets for the concert will be available from Thursday, April 29th, 10 a.m. Tickets for everyone are available from 10 a.m. on Friday.

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The Sheboygan Bar offers ax throwing

A Sheboygan entrepreneur known for his escape rooms has opened another type of business – an ax-throwing bar.