Kevin Durant tried to will the Nets to a victory, however the Bucks are going to the Japanese Convention finals after profitable a back-and-forth Sport 7.
Durant, who scored 48 factors, almost performed the hero function to perfection. He hit a game-tying shot with one second left in regulation to ship the sport to additional time. It marked the primary additional time in an NBA Sport 7 since Spurs-Mavericks within the 2006 Western Convention semifinals.
However Durant and the Nets fizzled out in additional time. The group scored simply two factors and Durant confirmed the results of the 53 minutes he performed. He air-balled a possible game-winning 3-point shot with 0.3 seconds left on the clock and the Nets trailing by two.
It took the Bucks some time to get getting into additional time, however Khris Middleton finally hit the deciding shot for Milwaukee. He completed with 23 factors in 52 minutes. Giannis Antekounmpo led the Bucks with 40 factors in 50 minutes.
Now, for the second time in three seasons, Mike Budenholzer’s squad will head to the Japanese Convention finals, the place they may await the winner of Sunday night time’s Hawks-76ers Sport 7.
Sporting Information supplied stay scoring updates and highlights from Nets vs. Bucks on Saturday. Take a look at all of the Sport 7 highlights proper right here.
Nets vs. Bucks rating
Nets vs. Bucks stay updates, highlights from Sport 7
(All occasions Japanese)
Last: Bucks 115, Nets 111 (OT)
11:30 p.m. — OK, now the Bucks are going to the Japanese Convention finals.
11:29 p.m. — Truly, they’re going to make Brook Lopez shoot a few free throws first after a foul name. Then the Bucks will go to the Japanese Convention finals.
11:26 p.m. — The Bucks are going to the Japanese Convention 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 Vacation was guarding him. He air-balled it and it went out of bounds with 0.3 seconds left.
11:23 p.m. — Right here come the Bucks! Khris Middleton makes a turnaround shot within 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. Nonetheless 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. — Nonetheless solely the Bruce Brown bucket on the board with two minutes left in OT. Nets are main 111-109. Either side are trying 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 Sport 7? It hasn’t occurred within the NBA since a Spurs-Mavericks collection in 2006, per Marv Albert.
Finish of regulation: Nets 109, Bucks 109
11:10 p.m. — Giannis misses. Time beyond regulation 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 lower the Bucks result in two. It is 109-107. Khris Middleton takes a 3-point shot that misses, however Milwaukee will get the rebound. There are 8.1 seconds left within 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 within the fourth quarter, in line with Marv Albert. With 1:05 left within 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 Vacation 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 celebs are shining tonight. Giannis Antetokounmpo makes a driving bucket by means of contact. Then, James Harden banks residence 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 Vacation nails a 3-point shot, his first in six makes an attempt on the night time. On the different finish, he will get known as for a questionable foul on a driving Durant. That is his fifth foul.
10:43 p.m. — Kevin Durant will get a bit fortunate on this one, however the end by means of contact was all talent. 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 subsequent one.
10:36 p.m. — With 7:11 left within the fourth quarter, P.J. Tucker now has 5 fouls.
10:35 p.m. — Joe Harris needs to be a fan of the pleasant rims on the Barclays Heart.
10:32 p.m. — With 8:05 left within the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo are matching one another blow for blow on the court docket and within 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 Vacation picks up his fourth foul and heads to the bench. He is 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 within the fourth quarter.
Finish of third quarter: Bucks 82, Nets 81
10:21 p.m. We have a sport. 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 ought 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 Vacation 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 sport for the Nets. He has 12 factors and 9 rebounds on the 4:05 mark within the third quarter. It is laborious to imagine that he is the identical man we noticed enjoying for Detroit earlier this season.
10:06 p.m. — Each 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 practising his free throws at halftime, Antetokounmpo seems extra snug on the line within 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 is his third 3-point make of the sport.
9:59 p.m. — We’re on the 8:34 mark within the third quarter and Durant and Harden have performed each minute of this one. That is spectacular for Harden, specifically, who has handled a hamstring harm throughout this collection.
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 Vacation and P.J. Tucker all have two. As anticipated, fouls aren’t get a giant difficulty in Sport 7.
Finish of second quarter: Nets 53, Bucks 47
9:36 p.m. — The Nets gained the primary two quarters by three factors every. On 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 seems like every coach goes to experience his starters in Sport 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 is a cause they name him the Greek Freak!
9:32 p.m. — The Nets have plenty of assist from different New York sports activities groups at Sport 7. Many members of the Yankees are there. So is Giants legend Eli Manning.
9:27 p.m. — This is one thing you will not see day by day: 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. Regardless that the Nets can not 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 within the sport? Zero factors with 4 minutes left within the second quarter.
9:16 p.m. — Earlier than that timeout, Bruce Brown threw down a slam dunk that thrilled the Brooklyn crowd. Additionally, he is sporting a masks now. He wore it earlier within the season whereas coping with a damaged nostril.
9:14 p.m. — The Bucks known as timeout to get Antetokounmpo off the court docket for a fast break. He sat for a few minute after the timeout earlier than checking again in.
9:06 p.m. — Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer goes to make use of Giannis lots tonight. “We’ll play him as a lot as we want him,” the coach instructed the TNT broadcast between two quarters.
Finish of first quarter: Nets 28, Bucks 25
9:03 p.m. — The Nets are taking pictures 52.9 p.c from the ground, however the Bucks are hanging in there. Durant and Antetokounmpo lead all scorers with 10 factors every. Durant additionally had top-of-the-line assists of the primary quarter, as you’ll be able to see beneath.
9:02 p.m. — In case you are questioning what it seems like whenever you let Kevin Durant (6-10) put up up Jrue Vacation (6-3), that is what occurs. And Vacation is a well-respected defender who made the NBA All-Defensive first group for the 2020-21 season.
8:58 p.m. — Antetokounmpo is off to an ideal 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 acquired 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. — On the first business break with 6:42 left within the first, Kevin Durant was main all scorers with 5 factors. He is averaging 33.3 factors per sport this collection.
8:41 p.m. — Giannis simply took and made his first shot, a deep 3-point shot. That is likely to be excellent news for the Bucks.
8:39 p.m. — Joe Harris had been 5 of 24 (20.8 p.c) 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 is likely to be unhealthy information for the Bucks.
8:37 p.m. — Be aware: Charles Barkley really 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 in opposition to his former group to begin the scoring.
8:33 p.m. — Bucks win the tip however Vacation comes up brief on a midrange leap shot. Right 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.
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 Vacation, 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
Reside stream: Watch TNT
Sport 7 between the Nets and Bucks is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 19. It is going to be televised nationally on TNT.
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