Sport NBA: Antetokounmpo and Bucks beat against Nets back
NBA playoffs 2021: 'A win is a win' – Giannis welcomes victory after Bucks blow big lead against Nets
Giannis Antetokounmpo reacted to the Milwaukee Bucks' victory at home to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.The Bucks had their backs against the wall after falling into a 2-0 hole against the second-seeded Nets in the Eastern Conference semi-finals but responded on home court in Milwaukee.
Superstar Giannis antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have returned in the play-off quarterfinals of the NBA.
Los Angeles (SID) - Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have returned to the play-off quarterfinals of the NBA. Led by antetokounmpo (33 points) and Khris Middleton (35 points) won the Bucks at home with 86:83 against the Brooklyn Nets and shortened in the best-of-seven series to 1: 2 after they previously had a humiliating defeat with 39 points of residue had inserted.
With up to 21 points, the Bucks had led in the meantime, in the end they still made it exciting again. Kevin Durant, who scored 30 points, had almost rescued the Nets with a 3-point litter in the extension, but the attempt was just wrong.
"The litter of Kevin looked good, but thank goodness he was not pure," said Antetokounmpo: "We tried to make it as hard as possible, we knew he would get the ball." Brooklyn lacked James Harden (thigh) injured.
The Utah Jazz also won her second game against the Los Angeles Clippers and thanks to the 117: 111 have made a big step towards finale in the Western Conference.
NBA playoffs 2021: Depleted Nets left to deal with Irving injury as Bucks level series .
Already without James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets were dealt a further blow when Kyrie Irving sprained his ankle in Game 4.Irving twisted his right ankle after coming down on Giannis Antetokounmpo's foot after scoring from close range in the second quarter of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.