The Milwaukee Bucks (41-24) got another big win over the Brooklyn Nets (43-23) at the Fiserv Forum, 124-118. The win officially clinched a playoff spot for the Bucks and guaranteed no worse than the 6-seed.
Milwaukee used an 18-1 run early in the fourth quarter to take control of the game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are a combined 5-1 against the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers this season. That doesn’t guarantee success in the playoffs, obviously, but I think that’s neat.
Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 38 points and Kevin Durant scored 32.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 36 points. Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton each scored 23 points respectively. Bryn Forbes scored 14 and Donte DiVincenzo added 10 points.
The one thing I did like from the Bucks tonight was that they prioritized crashing the offensive boards against the Nets and that was super smart. Props to Bud. I believe that is a sustainable strategy against Brooklyn.
The Bucks will host the Washington Wizards (30-35) tomorrow night. Tipoff is set for 7:00 PM (Central Time).