The Milwaukee Bucks (40-24) took down the Brooklyn Nets (43-22), 117-114, this afternoon inside the Fiserv Forum.
There was a playoff atmosphere and intensity to the game today. Win or lose, that’s everything I want out of a playoff series. Compete, and if you’re gonna go down, to down swinging!
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant were on fire today.
Durant scored 42 points on 16-of-33 from the field and 7-of-13 from 3-point range.
Antetokounmpo played like an MVP today, as he scored 49 points on 21-of-36 from the field and 4-of-8 from 3-point range.
Khris Middleton scored 26 points, Jrue Holiday added 18 and Bryn Forbes chipped in 12.
The Bucks were 6-of-12 at the free throw line as a team in the game. That can’t happen against good teams.
Milwaukee is now 2 1/2 games back of the Nets for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Bucks and Nets will square off once again inside the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, May 4. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 PM (Central Time) and will be nationally televised on TNT.
It’s a must win game for the Bucks if they have any realistic hope of getting to the one seed down the home stretch of the regular season.