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Rapid Recap: Bucks 124, Nets 118

Milwaukee clinches a playoff spot with the win

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in three days, the Bucks knocked off the Brooklyn Nets, 124-118. Box Score

Right out of the gates, the teams resumed the back-and-forth style of basketball that we saw Sunday. Led by 14 points from Jrue Holiday and 11 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks took a 34-33 lead into the second quarter.

Despite Giannis sitting due to foul trouble, the Bucks were able to tack onto their lead. Khris Middleton began to come alive and Giannis kept having an impact during his time on the floor. At halftime, the Bucks owned a 66-58 advantage.

After the Bucks did so well of keeping Brooklyn at bay throughout the period, the Nets finally broke through. They’d do so late in the period and take a slight lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Bucks quickly developed an answer to the Nets’ regaining the lead, and it came in the form of an 18-1 run. That would end up being enough, as the Nets would be unable to climb the mountain, granting the Bucks a sweep of the Nets and clinching them a playoff spot. They’d end up winning 124-118.

Stat That Stood Out

How about going with Bryn Forbes? He provided quite the spark off the bench, finishing with 14 points and stroking home four threes. That’d result in a +20 RPM. He continues to show the flash he can provide at the snap of the finger. He also saw quite a lot of minutes with the starting five, which makes you wonder if he will eventually enter the starting lineup.