This series is all tied up. The Milwaukee Bucks were able to get the job done, closing out the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 107-96.
Not only did the crowd bring it in the first quarter of Game 4, but so did the players. An entertaining and back-and-forth series of buckets scratched out a first quarter, as Brooklyn carried a small three point advantage into the second quarter, 26-23.
Basketball is truly a game of runs, and the second quarter epitomized that. After the Nets embarked on an 8-0 run (with KD on the bench) to begin the second quarter, Milwaukee flipped the scrip and provided an 11-2 answer of their own. Kyrie Irving would also leave the game with an apparent ankle injury. At halftime, the Bucks owned a 53-48 lead.
The Bucks would build on their lead in the third quarter, taking advantage of the absence of Kyrie Irving. Khris Middleton really came to assistance by pouring in buckets, especially one that closed out the quarter. Going into the final period of regulation, Milwaukee owned an 81-69 lead.
The Bucks entered the fourth quarter with a double-digit advantage, and they’d leave with it as well. The Nets were never able to put much of a dent in Milwaukee’s lead
Stat That Stood Out
For this one, I’m going to go with PJ Tucker. While he brought a positive morale with his scuffle with Kevin Durant in Game 3, he didn’t put his name on the scoring sheet. That was not the case today. He was huge for Milwaukee, as he poured in 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. A lot of his threes were incredibly timely, as it helped Milwaukee seize control of this one and put Brooklyn in a downspiral. Just a massive performance from the veteran.