NBA playoffs: Milwaukee Bucks force Game 7 as the series tied up 3-3 with the Nets

A must win or go home situation for the Milwaukee Bucks in today’s Game 6 vs Brooklyn Nets in the Conference Semifinals which they managed to tie up 3-3 and forced the series for the decider. Khris Middleton’s record-breaking night helped the Bucks fight back the Nets with 104-89 victory and took the series to Game 7 in Brooklyn.

Coming off with a loss in Game 5 with 25 points, Middleton scored 38 points, a playoff career-high record with 10 rebounds and 5 assists, which helped Bucks steal the game for Friday. The Bucks were too intense for the stagnant Nets, they lead them 26-19 at the first break with extending it to 11 point margin till halftime. Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed with his dunk that leads the Bucks back to 19 just six minutes before the game ended with 21. Giannis gave 30 points and 17 rebounds and powered the Bucks for the decider.

The duo of Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo joined Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal as the only teammates in NBA history to each, with the record of 30+ points and 10+ rebounds twice in the same game in a single NBA playoff.

On the other side, James Harden who suffered a hamstring injury and was out for almost all the initial four games of the series played 45 minutes in Game 5. The return was not too impressive since he shot just 1 of 10, including 0-for-8 on 3-pointers which finished that game with five points for him. He struggled again in today’s Game 6 because of the injury with no quickness suggested he needs more recovery time to regain energy and fitness.

Kevin Durant, the star of the Game 5 hit 15 of 30 from the floor and gave 32 points with 11 rebounds but this couldn’t help the Nets hold onto the Bucks. The teams will be back in action for the decider Game 7 on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

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