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Milwaukee Bucks’ Janice Adetokumpo (center) in the basket between Jeff Green (left) and Kevin Durant (right) in Brooklyn Nets in the first half of the NBA basketball game in Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. going now. (AP photo / Aaron gouache)
Milwaukee – Janice Adetokumpo scored 36 points and Milwaukee Bucks used the fourth quarter rally to win 124-118 on Tuesday night, leading Brooklyn Nets to a second win in three days. It was.
Milwaukee took a 10-point lead in the second half, chasing 103-97 with 10 minutes remaining, but responded with an 18-1 run, deciding to play in the playoffs five times in a row.
Brooklyn reduced the margin to four with 1:02 remaining, but Antetokunpo sank a pair of free throws and Jul Holiday stole in the last moment to block the victory.
Kyrie Irving scored 38 points on the Nets and Kevin Durant scored 32 points.
Khris Middleton and Holiday each scored 23 points in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo also scored 12 rebounds and Donte DiVincenzo finished with 10 points and 15 boards.
Bucks’ fourth-quarter comeback followed a 117-114 victory against Nets on Sunday afternoon, also in Milwaukee. Antetokunpo scored 49 points for one of them as Bucks endured Durrants’ 42-point performance.
Nets suffered his second consecutive loss of the season. Brooklyn also lost three consecutive games from February 5th to 9th, but has since achieved eight consecutive victories with the longest consecutive win of the season.
Brooklyn (43-23) is behind Philadelphia (44-21) by 1½ games in the Eastern Conference playoffs for the top seed. Milwaukee (41-24) is third in the east, three behind Philadelphia and 1½ behind Brooklyn.
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Bucks rallyed in 4th place, clinching the playoff spots on Nets 124-118.
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