This series went back and forth, each team winning on their home court throughout the first six games of the series. The Bucks knew what they had to do in Game 7 since the Nets had home-court advantage.
To the surprise of many, the Bucks delivered. The Bucks defeated the Nets 115-111 in overtime, though they were blessed by the Basketball Gods in regulation. Kevin Durant hit a turnaround jumper for the Nets with his toes on the three-point line. If he gets his toes on the line we are talking about a different outcome here. Even Khris Middleton stated this.
8 to go. pic.twitter.com/ZfEZDC66xb— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 20, 2021
“We got lucky his toe was on the line and they called it a 2,” Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton said. “But once he hits that shot, we’ve got to forget about it. There’s still ballgame left. That wasn’t the game.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo once again led the Bucks to victory. He scored 40 points on 15 of 24 shooting from the field. He also knocked down 2 of 6 from the field. Antetokounmpo also grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out 5 assists.
The Greek Freak showed up.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 20, 2021
40 PTS | 13 REB | 5 AST | 1 BLK pic.twitter.com/uec3hK61nw
Other Bucks players stepped up to help them win game 7.
- Khris Middleton scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 6 assists.
- Brook Lopez scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
- Jrue Holiday 13 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 8 assists.
KHRIS MIDDLETON IS GOOD.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 20, 2021
23 PTS | 10 REB | 6 AST | 5 STL pic.twitter.com/5X0EbLWwx5
The Nets All-Time Leading Scorer.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 20, 2021
19 PTS | 8 REB | 4 BLK | 7/11 FG pic.twitter.com/he0Lar2BrZ
Huge series win for the Milwaukee Bucks. Who now face the winner of the Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers series. If the Hawks win game 7, game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is against the Bucks in Milwaukee. If the Sixers win, game 1 is against the Bucks in Philadelphia. Let’s see what happens.
The BEST PLAYS from tonight’s GAME 7 WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/SYGIDpWuZa— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 20, 2021