The Milwaukee Bucks (48-28) win a overtime thriller over the Brooklyn Nets (40-37), 120-119, inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Giannis Antetokounmpo passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the Bucks all-time scoring leader with a game tying 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in regulation.
The Greek Freak now stands alone as the Milwaukee Bucks All-Time scoring leader with 14,216 career points.
Antetokounmpo finished the night with 44 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes, but did commit eight turnovers.
We might be witnessing the best player in the world right in front of our eyes. Giannis is the best all around player in the game and I don’t think it’s particularly close.
Jrue Holday (19), Khris Middleton (16), Wesley Matthews (11), and Pat Connaughton (11) all finished in double-figures as well.
Khris Middleton got ejected with a flagrant 2 foul with 5:05 remaining in regulation.
I understand that the NBA needs to get the Brooklyn Nets in the playoffs for ratings and all, but that was an absolute JOKE of a flagrant 2 foul call on Middleton! If it weren’t for Giannis having (another) unreal game, Brooklyn would have 13 wins in a row in games officiated by Brent Barnaky.
After that ridiculous call on Middleton, I was surprised that the officials didn’t call a flagrant on the Kevin Durant 3-point attempt with 8.7 seconds left in overtime.
In a big game for both teams, this game was a fun one to watch. What a great game. It had the playoff intensity to it and in the overtime the Bucks defense was elite. It was a championship effort all around after the Bucks went down 108-99 with 3:52 remaining in regulation.
Durant had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, and the shot looked good, but it rattled out. Ball game over. Side note: I definitely thought KD’s shot was going in.
This was one of my “swear through the stress” nights, my apologies if you were part of it during this game.
If Giannis didn’t wrap up the MVP this week, then I’m not sure what else he needs to do.
The Milwaukee Bucks will return home and host the Los Angeles Clippers (37-40) inside the Fiserv Forum tomorrow (Friday), April 1st. Tipoff is set for 7:00 PM (Central Time).