The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Brooklyn Nets at the Fiserv Forum on Sunday to equal the wins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals matchup.
The Nets are leading 2-1 in the NBA playoffs against Bucks. Hence, they will have the high ground over their opponents. The Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks clashes have so far brought out the best of both sides’ defence tactics.
Milwaukee Bucks won Game 3 against the Nets 83-86 to get a maiden win of the semifinals matchup-up.
The Bucks heavily relied upon Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo as the duo combined for 68 points to help the Bucks pull one back in the series.
After suffering a loss in the last clash, the Brooklyn Nets will seek revenge when the two sides take the court on Sunday.
Game 3 Details
The Giannis Antetokounmpo that we saw in Game 3 was totally different to the one who outperformed others in Game. The Greek Freak stood head and shoulder above others with what was a prolific performance to save his team. He notched 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Moreover, Khris Middleton was playing in his own league as well as he recovered from two consecutive bad outings to net 35 points. These points include a game-changing two points from the free-throw line.
One major talking point of the game was how well the Brooklyn Nets contained the Bucks when it comes to point-scoring. This was the second time in the Playoff match-ups that the Milwaukee Bucks were held below 100 points.
Key Player – Kevin Durant
The postseason has shown us that Kevin Durant still has what it takes to remain the pinnacle of basketball. The Nets forward has arguably been the best player of the postseason as he has managed to score 31.8 points, 8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks per game.
The Slim Reaper has also done extremely well on the playmaking front lately. He averages almost 4 assists per game in the playoffs.
Brooklyn Nets Probable Line-up
Point Guard – Matt James | Shooting Guard – Kyrie Irving | Small Forward – Joe Harris | Power Forward – Kevin Durant | Center – Blake Griffin.
Milwaukee Bucks Probable Line-up
Point Guard – Jrue Holiday | Shooting Guard – Khris Middleton | Small Forward – Giannis Antetokounmpo | Power Forward – PJ Tucker | Center – Brook Lopez.
The Nets are favourites to down the Bucks and take the lead in the semi-final playoffs. They did not turn up with their A-game in Game 3, but that was a rare off-night for them, which is unlikely to happen in Game 4.
On the flip side, the Milwaukee Bucks’ offence has looked sluggish in the majority of the series. This will allow the Nets’ defence to demoralise the opponent early in the game on Sunday.