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Durant tied a season-high with 42 points but missed a set of possible game-tying 3-pointers in the last 30 seconds, including a shot that glanced off the rim right before the buzzer.
DeAndre Jordan finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving scored 20 points. Off the bench, Landry Shamet netted 17 points and Blake Griffin added 11.
The Nets led by as numerous as 14 in the first quarter before the Bucks chipped away in the 2nd, when they went on a quarter-ending 18-9 go to take a 62-59 lead. Holidays 3-pointer tied ball game at 52-52 with 3:20 left, and Forbes 3-pointer put Milwaukee ahead 57-54– its very first lead considering that 2-0.
The Bucks led by as lots of as seven in the third, which ended with three lead modifications and one incorporate the last 1:30. A jumper by Antetokounmpo tied ball game at 90-90 prior to Holiday missed a 3-pointer and Brook Lopez whiffed on a putback simply prior to the buzzer.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 49 points Sunday afternoon and outdueled Kevin Durant as the host Milwaukee Bucks edged the Brooklyn Nets, 117-114.
Antetokounmpo, who missed Fridays video game against the Chicago Bulls with an ankle injury, provided the dunk that put the Bucks ahead for excellent with 7:57 left. The 49 points were the third-most of his career and his most considering that he scored 50 points versus the Utah Jazz on Nov. 25, 2019.
Khris Middleton had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Bucks (40-24) preserved their hopes of finishing initially in the Eastern Conference for the third straight season. Milwaukee closed within 2 1/2 games of the second-place Nets (43-22) and within 3 games of the East-leading Philadelphia 76ers (43-21), who defeated San Antonio 113-111 in overtime later Sunday.
Jrue Holiday had 18 points and Bryn Forbes 12 points for the Bucks.
Griffin and Shamet opened the fourth with 3-pointers for the Nets, but Middleton scored 6 straight indicate spark the Bucks 11-0 run that included Antetokounmpos go-ahead dunk.
Milwaukee two times led by 7 before the Nets pulled within three points 3 times. Brooklyn was 0-for-3 on prospective game-tying 3-pointers, with Irving missing out on a chance to knot the score with 1:28 staying.
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