There will be a Game 7. The Milwaukee Bucks knocked off the Brooklyn Nets, 104-89, forcing a winner-take-all game on Saturday.
Milwaukee had trouble shooting the three ball in the first half, as they were only connect on one of their nine tries. However, despite that poor shooting from deep, they were able to take a lead on a sleepwalking Brooklyn team, 26-19 going into the second quarter.
With Kevin Durant getting a breather, James Harden started to come alive for Brooklyn. That helped the Nets get back into it. However, Milwaukee put together a strong close-out to the half, as they were able to leverage a pair of Khris Middleton threes to earn a 59-48 advantage.
Kevin Durant would start coming alive in the third quarter, as he’d hit some insane shots. However, at the same time, so did Khris Middleton. His lay-in as the third quarter horn expired provided the Bucks a 78-67 advantage moving into the final quarter of regulation.
Milwaukee would keep their lead throughout the fourth. Brooklyn would create a single-digit advantage about midway through, but this one was soon done and dusted. Milwaukee would cruise to a double-digit lead, and put the final touches on a 104-89 victory. Let’s play Game 7 on Saturday in Brooklyn.
Stat That Stood Out
Khris Middleton was the player that stood out in this one with his playoff career-high 38 points. He was here, there, everywhere. We’ve seen Playoff Khris so many times throughout the years, and in when a time where the Bucks needed him to show up again, he did so — and in terrific fashion. He’d connect on five threes, including the dagger and-1 trey with 4:45 remaining in the fourth. In a night where shots from others weren’t falling, it was difficult for K-Midd to miss.