MILWAUKEE (AP) highlights suggest that Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks refused to fold under pressure. Besides, they took to the decision of not allowing Kevin Durant to produce one more remarkable comeback that has the potential of ending the second-round playoff series.
Middleton had started with a career with a playoff-high with 38 points, and to that, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30. Besides, Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. All of this was the scenario on Thursday night to force a decisive seventh game.
Game 7 is going to be a remarkable Saturday night in Brooklyn. The home team has already won each of the first six games.
Middleton said he had made his remark that they don’t think about any type of pressure because, after all, that’s a basketball game. It’s kind of the lose-or-go-home to have fun with.
Milwaukee took to bouncing back two nights after blowing a 17-point lead in a 114-108 Game 5 loss. All of this happened at Brooklyn, featuring an epic 17-rebound, 49-point, 10-assist performance from Durant.
Again, the highlights of Durant show the 32 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden went on with adding 16 points for Brooklyn. Harden had taken the leave from Game 1 in the opening minute. He did so with right hamstring tightness and returning in Game 5. He took to making the shot of 1 of 10 and scored just five points. Harden said he is striving to do everything to win. He is refining his skills to be better on both ends of the ball.
The Bucks own a 14-point lead early in the second half. All of this happened before Durant sparked a third-quarter comeback. Brooklyn could finally cut Milwaukee’s lead to 72-67 with 1:27 left in the third. Simultaneously, Harden made two free throws. He did that right after getting fouled on a 3-point shot. Besides everything else, Middleton took to restoring Milwaukee’s double-digit advantage. The motto here was scoring the last six points of the third quarter. It came inclusive of the putback at the buzzer.
Middleton’s free throws got the massive start with the 14-0 run, including seven points from Antetokounmpo. Both teams took to the strategy of removing starters with over 4 1/2 minutes remaining. Bucks and Nets headed into respective locker rooms, and then the jubilant Fiserv Forum crowd celebrated. At the same time, they played the “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” over the loudspeaker.
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The Nets started with the 41st different starting lineup. Durant, one of only two players, scored at least 30 points against the Bucks. He got that score at least seven times in a season. On the other hand, Michael Jordan had seven games scoring at least 30 points against Milwaukee.
Bucks: Middleton, 5 of 8 from 3-point range, had teammates combined 2 of 25. 5-0 against the Nets owns a 5-0 playoff record. Antetokounmpo has 10 double-doubles straight playoff.
Inference of the scenario is that The Bucks shot just 7 of 33 from 3-point range. Finally, they could make up for outscoring the fast-break points Nets 26-4.
Durant always occasionally seemed on the verge of leading the Nets again Thursday.