The Milwaukee Bucks were in real danger of going 3-0 up in their second straight series against the Brooklyn Nets, but they found a way to prevail 86-83 on Thursday, Thursday at home.
It would have been absolutely devastating to be pushed to the precipice of elimination. Being swept away would almost certainly mean it he cost his job to Mike Budenholzer, Bucks chief and questioned whether Giannis Antetokounmpo could one day lead Milwaukee to an NBA championship.
But at least for now, Deer’s doubters are held accountable. Given that the Bucks have shot just 37.8% from the field and have conceded 25 of 31 three-point attempts, you should commend their decision to win this “W” in Wisconsin.
Thanks to a 30-11 first quarter, Milwaukee built a massive advantage, then relied on their defensive ability to force Kevin Durant into a night out. The hosts gave the Nets their best punch, and it landed.