Kevin Durant tried to will the Nets to a victory, however the Bucks are going to the Eastern Conference finals after a back-and-forth Game 7.
Durant, who scored 48 factors, practically performed the hero function to perfection for the Nets. He hit a game-tying shot with one second left in regulation to ship the Brooklyn-Milwaukee recreation to additional time. It marked the primary additional time in an NBA Game 7 since a 2006 assembly between the Spurs and Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals.
However, Durant and the Nets fizzled out in additional time. The crew scored simply two whole factors and Durant confirmed the consequences of the 53 minutes he performed. He air-balled a possible game-winning 3-point shot in additional time with 0.3 seconds left on the clock and the Nets trailing by two.
It took the Bucks some time to get going in additional time, however Khris Middleton hit the game-winning shot for Milwaukee in the low-scoring interval. He completed the sport with 23 factors in 52 minutes whereas Giannis Antekounmpo led the Bucks with 40 factors in 50 minutes of motion.
Now, for the second time in three seasons, the Mike Budenholzer-led squad will head to the Eastern Conference finals, the place they await a date with the winner of Sunday night time’s Hawks-76ers recreation.
Sporting News supplied stay scoring updates and highlights from Nets vs. Bucks on Friday. Check out all of the Game 7 highlights you missed proper right here.
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|Game 7||Q1||Q2||Q3||This fall||OT||Final|
Nets vs. Bucks stay updates, highlights from Game 7
(All occasions Eastern)
Final: Bucks 115, Nets 111
11:30 p.m. — OK, now the Bucks are going to the Eastern Conference finals.
11:29 p.m. — Actually, they’re going to make Brook Lopez shoot a few free throws first after a foul name. Then the Bucks will go to the Eastern Conference finals.
11:26 p.m. — The Bucks are going to the Eastern Conference finals.
11:25 p.m. — After buying and selling missed photographs, Kevin Durant had an opportunity to take a game-winning 3-point shot. Jrue Holiday was guarding him. He air-balled it and it went out of bounds with 0.3 seconds left.
11:23 p.m. — Here come the Bucks! Khris Middleton makes a turnaround shot in the paint to take a 113-111 lead on the Nets. There are 40.1 seconds left in additional time.
11:22 p.m. — Giannis bounces in a hook shot to tie the sport at 111.
11:19 p.m. — Blake Griffin has fouled out. He finishes with 17 factors and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes of motion. Bucks ball with 1:25 on the clock. Still 111-109, Nets.
11:17 p.m. — P.J. Tucker has fouled out on a name away from the ball. He finishes with 11 factors and 5 rebounds in 38 minutes of motion.
11:16 p.m. — Still solely the Bruce Brown bucket on the board with two minutes left in OT. Nets are main 111-109. Both sides are wanting drained.
11:14 p.m. — The Nets are on the board first in OT. Bruce Brown will get the bucket.
11:13 p.m. — How uncommon is additional time in Game 7? It hasn’t occurred in the NBA since a Spurs-Mavericks sequence in 2006, per Marv Albert.
End of regulation: Nets 109, Bucks 109
11:10 p.m. — Giannis misses. Overtime it’s!
11:07 p.m. — Oh. My. Goodness. Kevin Durant drills a protracted two to tie the sport at 109. He was inches away from 3-point vary. There’s one second left for the Bucks to attain. If not, we’re heading to additional time.
11:05 p.m. — The Bucks inbound it to Brook Lopez, he tries to move it. The shot clock expires. The Nets have the ball with six seconds on the clock, down 109-107.
11:03 p.m. — The Nets reduce the Bucks result in two. It’s 109-107. Khris Middleton takes a 3-point shot that misses, however Milwaukee will get the rebound. There are 8.1 seconds left in the sport, 2.1 seconds on the shot clock.
10:59 p.m. — Khris Middleton makes two free throws. Milwaukee is up 109-105 with 47.4 seconds left. Brooklyn has the ball.
10:56 p.m. — No lead has been by greater than 5 factors in the fourth quarter, in keeping with Marv Albert. With 1:05 left in the quarter, it is 107-105, Bucks. Milwaukee has the ball.
10:53 p.m. — The Bucks are again up and entrance due to a Jrue Holiday 3-point make. Kevin Durant solutions and it is 104-103 Bucks.
10:50 p.m. — Khris Middleton drains a 3-point shot with the shot clock winding down. The Nets lead is trimmed to 2, 101-99.
10:47 p.m. — The stars are shining tonight. Giannis Antetokounmpo makes a driving bucket by contact. Then, James Harden banks house a 3-point shot in response. With 3:46 on the clock, the Nets lead 101-96.
10:45 p.m. — At one finish of the ground, Jrue Holiday nails a 3-point shot, his first in six makes an attempt on the night time. At the opposite finish, he will get referred to as for a questionable foul on a driving Durant. That’s his fifth foul.
10:43 p.m. — Kevin Durant will get a bit fortunate on this one, however the end by contact was all ability. He places the Nets up 95-91 with 5:39 left.
10:39 p.m. — Giannis Antetokounmpo air-balled one other free-throw to the delight of the Nets followers readily available. He bounced again to make the following one.
10:36 p.m. — With 7:11 left in the fourth quarter, P.J. Tucker now has 5 fouls.
10:35 p.m. — Joe Harris must be a fan of the pleasant rims on the Barclays Center.
10:32 p.m. — With 8:05 left in the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo are matching one another blow for blow on the courtroom and in the field rating. Durant has 33 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists. Antetokounmpo has 33 factors, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
10:28 p.m. — Jrue Holiday picks up his fourth foul and heads to the bench. He’s one in every of Milwaukee’s key defenders. How lengthy will he sit, and can Brooklyn take benefit?
10:27 p.m. — Kevin Durant drives to the ring for a pleasant lay-in early in the fourth quarter.
End of third quarter: Bucks 82, Nets 81
10:21 p.m. We’ve bought a recreation. The Bucks erased their six-point halftime deficit with their 7-0 run to open the quarter and the remainder of the third was a back-and-forth affair. It needs to be an thrilling end.
10:20 p.m. — James Harden checks out of the sport for the primary time. Bruce Brown replaces him for the ultimate 0.9 seconds of the third quarter.
10:19 p.m. — Jrue Holiday finds Giannis for a dunk. He finishes sturdy and attracts an and-one.
10:17 p.m. — James Harden has solely made one 3-point shot tonight. It was a magnificence.
10:13 p.m. — Foul watch: P.J. Tucker picks up his fourth foul of the sport. He chats with Kevin Durant’s mom Wanda after by chance crashing into her son (KD was okay on the play).
10:10 p.m. — Blake Griffin is having a robust recreation for the Nets. He has 12 factors and 9 rebounds on the 4:05 mark in the third quarter. It’s arduous to consider that he is the identical man we noticed taking part in for Detroit earlier this season.
10:06 p.m. — Both groups are heating up from distance, and the larger fellas are getting in on the motion. That included a financial institution shot 3-point make from Giannis.
10:04 p.m. — After training his free throws at halftime, Antetokounmpo appears extra snug on the line in the second half. He has now made six of his 10 makes an attempt from the road.
10:02 p.m. — P.J. Tucker drains his second nook 3 of the half. That’s his third 3-point make of the sport.
9:59 p.m. — We’re on the 8:34 mark in the third quarter and Durant and Harden have performed each minute of this one. That’s spectacular for Harden, in specific, who has handled a hamstring damage throughout this sequence.
9:53 p.m. — The Bucks come out of the locker room with a 7-0 run. Antetokounmpo made a leap shot, a bucket close to the rim and assisted on a Tucker 3-point shot. That forces Steve Nash to name a fast timeout.
9:50 p.m. — The second half is about to begin. Just a few gamers have a number of fouls. Blake Griffin has three whereas Bruce Brown, Jrue Holiday and P.J. Tucker all have two. As anticipated, fouls aren’t get a giant difficulty in Game 7.
End of second quarter: Nets 53, Bucks 47
9:36 p.m. — The Nets gained the primary two quarters by three factors every. At the half, Durant leads all scorers with 20 whereas Giannis leads the Bucks with 17. Between the 2 groups, bench gamers have solely performed a complete of 23 minutes. It appears like every coach goes to trip his starters in Game 7.
9:34 p.m. — Giannis could not fairly get a shot off earlier than the buzzer. A tenth of a second extra, and his last-second lay-in would’ve counted.
9:33 p.m. — There’s a purpose they name him the Greek Freak!
9:32 p.m. — The Nets have lots of assist from different New York sports activities groups at Game 7. Many members of the Yankees are there. So is Giants legend Eli Manning.
9:27 p.m. — Here’s one thing you will not see daily: 6-5 James Harden gained a leap ball over 6-11 Giannis Antetokounmpo.
9:23 p.m. — Oh boy, Giannis simply air-balled a free throw whereas the group loudly counted down from 10. Even although the Nets can no longer time Antetokounmpo’s free throws on the Jumbotron , there’s nothing to cease the group from doing it on their very own accord.
9:21 p.m. — Pat Connaughton has six factors off the bench on two 3-point makes. All different bench scorers in the sport? Zero factors with 4 minutes left in the second quarter.
9:16 p.m. — Before that timeout, Bruce Brown threw down a slam dunk that thrilled the Brooklyn crowd. Also, he is sporting a masks now. He wore it earlier in the season whereas coping with a damaged nostril.
9:14 p.m. — The Bucks referred to as timeout to get Antetokounmpo off the courtroom for a fast break. He sat for a couple of minute after the timeout earlier than checking again in.
9:06 p.m. — Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer goes to make use of Giannis loads tonight. “We’ll play him as much as we need him,” the coach informed the TNT broadcast between two quarters.
End of first quarter: Nets 28, Bucks 25
9:03 p.m. — The Nets are capturing 52.9 % from the ground, however the Bucks are hanging in there. Durant and Antetokounmpo lead all scorers with 10 factors every. Durant additionally had among the finest assists of the primary quarter, as you possibly can see under.
9:02 p.m. — In case you are questioning what it appears like while you let Kevin Durant (6-10) submit up Jrue Holiday (6-3), that is what occurs. And Holiday is a well-respected defender who made the NBA All-Defensive first crew for the 2020-21 season.
8:58 p.m. — Antetokounmpo is off to an important begin. He has made 4 of his first 5 photographs (10 factors) and is doing it each close to the rim and from distance.
8:51 p.m. — Bruce Brown simply bought whistled for a technical foul after he fouled Giannis going to the rack. The Brooklyn crowd wasn’t a fan of the decision.
8:44 p.m. — At the primary industrial break with 6:42 left in the primary, Kevin Durant was main all scorers with 5 factors. He’s averaging 33.3 factors per recreation this sequence.
8:41 p.m. — Giannis simply took and made his first shot, a deep 3-point shot. That may be excellent news for the Bucks.
8:39 p.m. — Joe Harris had been 5 of 24 (20.8 %) from 3-point vary in his final 4 outings. He simply made a wide-open one in transition to cap an 11-0 Brooklyn run. That may be dangerous information for the Bucks.
8:37 p.m. — Note: Charles Barkley truly did assure a win for the Bucks earlier than the sport. Take that for what it is price.
8:34 p.m. — The Bucks get on the board first. Fittingly, Brook Lopez nails a nook 3-point shot towards his former crew to begin the scoring.
8:33 p.m. — Bucks win the tip however Holiday comes up brief on a midrange leap shot. Here we go.
8:22 p.m. — Charles Barkley appears assured that Milwaukee can win in the event that they play sound basketball and get good video games out of their function gamers. It wasn’t a Barkley assure, although.
“If Milwaukee plays just good, sound basketball, they’re gonna win this game.”
Chuck previews Game 7 between the Bucks and Nets. pic.twitter.com/RvCYLBgDXQ
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 20, 2021
8:15 p.m. — No surprises in both beginning lineup. The Nets will begin James Harden, Kevin Durant, Joe Harris, Bruce Brown and Blake Griffin. The Bucks will trot out Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, P.J. Tucker and Brook Lopez.
Nets vs. Bucks begin time
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stream: Watch TNT
Game 7 between the Nets and Bucks is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 19. It will likely be televised nationally on TNT.
NBA playoff schedule 2021
(All occasions Eastern)
|Clippers vs. Suns||3:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Hawks vs. 76ers||8 p.m.||TNT|
|Clippers vs. Suns||9 p.m.||ESPN|
|Suns vs. Clippers||9 p.m.||ESPN|
|Suns vs. Clippers||9 p.m.||ESPN|