Giannis Antetokounmpo was inspirational yet again for Milwaukee Bucks as he poured team high 36 points to lead his Milwaukee Bucks into the playoff spot by winning against the Brooklyn Nets for the second time in 2 days. Milwaukee Bucks blew a 10-point lead in the second half and trailed 103-97 with 10 minutes left, but it responded with an 18-1 run to clinch a fifth straight playoff appearance.
Talking about the Brooklyn Nets, they were led by Kyire Irving who scored game high 38 points and Kevin Durant, who scored 32 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee Bucks to the playoff spot after back-to-back wins against Brookly Nets
Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday each had 23 points for Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo also grabbed 12 rebounds and Donte DiVincenzo finished with 10 points and 15 boards.
The Milwaukee Bucks’ fourth-quarter comeback followed their 117-114 previous win over the Brooklyn Nets, also in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo scored 49 points in that one as the Bucks withstood Durant’s 42-point performance.
The Brooklyn Nets lost their third straight for the second time this season. Brooklyn also lost three in a row from Feb. 5-9, but followed that up by reeling off eight consecutive victories for its longest winning streak of the season.
Brooklyn Nets fell 1½ games behind Philadelphia 76ers in the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Milwaukee Bucks is third in the East, three behind Philadelphia and 1½ behind Brooklyn.