r/nba Nets Bandwagon 3d ago

[Post Game Thread] The Milwaukee Bucks (1-2) defeat the Brooklyn Nets (2-1), 86-83, behind 33 points and 14 rebounds from Giannis Antetokounmpo and 35 points and 15 rebounds from Khris Middleton Post Game Thread

83 - 86
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Fiserv Forum(0), Clock:
Officials: Marc Davis, Eric Lewis and Tyler Ford
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Brooklyn Nets 11 31 23 18 83
Milwaukee Bucks 30 15 22 19 86
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Brooklyn Nets 83 34-94 36.2% 8-32 25.0% 7-8 87.5% 7 50 15 22 8 7 5
Milwaukee Bucks 86 34-90 37.8% 6-31 19.4% 12-19 63.2% 7 56 12 12 3 10 8
 
PLAYER STATS
Brooklyn Nets MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Kevin DurantSF 42:52 30 11-28 3-8 5-6 0 11 11 5 4 1 4 0 -6
Joe HarrisPF 36:38 3 1-11 1-7 0-0 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 5 -11
Blake GriffinC 30:08 5 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 6 6 2 1 3 0 3 +2
Bruce BrownSG 37:47 16 8-17 0-2 0-0 3 8 11 3 0 0 1 6 +3
Kyrie IrvingPG 44:57 22 9-22 2-8 2-2 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 2 -4
Landry Shamet 17:27 3 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 2 0
Nicolas Claxton 17:52 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 0 0 1 1 4 -5
Mike James 12:18 2 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 +6
Chris Chiozza 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alize Johnson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Johnson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeAndre Jordan 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reggie Perry 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milwaukee Bucks MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
P.J. TuckerSF 32:52 0 0-4 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 +10
Giannis AntetokounmpoPF 42:59 33 14-31 1-8 4-9 2 12 14 2 0 0 5 0 +5
Brook LopezC 34:32 3 1-7 1-5 0-0 1 10 11 0 1 6 0 0 -2
Khris MiddletonSG 43:59 35 12-25 3-6 8-9 0 15 15 1 0 0 3 3 +3
Jrue HolidayPG 45:33 9 4-14 1-4 0-0 0 4 4 5 1 0 2 2 +6
Bobby Portis 11:37 4 2-3 0-0 0-1 2 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 +5
Bryn Forbes 15:14 0 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 -7
Pat Connaughton 12:47 2 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 -5
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 0:24 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Elijah Bryant 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mamadi Diakite 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Jackson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Teague 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Axel Toupane 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/Dickticklers Celtics 3d ago

That stretch in the 4th where KD and Middleton exchanged shots for like 4 possessions was crazy

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u/sonQUAALUDE Celtics 3d ago

khris vs kd, the heat we were all looking forward to in this series

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u/jawshwahhh [UTA] Carlos Arroyo 3d ago

I’m by no means a basketball savant, but I genuinely don’t understand what the Bucks offensive scheme is. And I’m not sure Bud knows either

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u/mosephjoseph Raptors 3d ago

Apparently letting Giannis shoot 3s is part of it tho so Bud clearly thinks this is the All Star Game or something

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u/konsf_ksd [HOU] Hakeem Olajuwon 3d ago

I can see why when I look at the other guys roster.

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u/BulldogJeopardy Spurs 3d ago

1-8 from 3 jfc

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u/c2pizza Bucks 3d ago

PLAY RANDOM!!!

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u/GirlsLastTour Warriors 3d ago

I guess he's out of ideas, so he's decided to let the universe decide the fate of the team. Well, it worked tonight. At least he played his best players tons of minutes. That's progress.

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u/crabface5 Bucks 3d ago

“How can they know what I’m doing if I don’t know what I’m doing?” - Bud, probably

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u/naus-taos 3d ago

'If I can't remember my passcode then neither can the Russians.'

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u/gaiadyne Bucks 3d ago

Chaos Ball reigns, gotta keep them guessing. Point Thanasis coming up in the next game.

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u/datingthrowaway4567 Nuggets 3d ago

i was surprised when he said this during the in game interview

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u/sorendiz Rockets 3d ago

Um, 'scheme'? Can you use that in a sentence?

-Bud, probably

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u/probablymade_thatup Suns Bandwagon 3d ago

You might be over thinking it. 'None' is a valid answer

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u/messejueller21 Bucks 3d ago

It's completely different then what we did vs Miami. Which makes absolutely no sense.

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u/LochNessMain Bucks 3d ago

I really thought that series was a shining example of how we would play in the postseason. I guess that was only for the revenge series.

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u/PoEaDDict123 Bucks 3d ago

Man I'm like the biggest Bud hater and at times in the Miami series I was like... am I wrong? Is this dude competent? We are actually running plays. What was this, a Middleton / Giannis PnR resulting in a lob? Another one with an open midrange for Khris? Players were actually moving on offense. Screens followed by a hand-off for Forbes with Giannis rolling. We are so bad this series, again... KD saved what's left of Bud's reputation with those bricks, the 4th quarter would have been garbage time again.

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat 3d ago

I've seen plenty of Heat fans appreciate yalls coaching but are scratching our heads with how it seem to have disappeared vs the Nets lol.

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u/OJMayoGenocide 3d ago

We beat the Heat. Mission accomplished. Now it's time to get Bud fired.

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u/Hamsterupyourass Supersonics 3d ago

ur username is great lmao how did u decide on adding the genocide part

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u/MoltenPandas [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo 3d ago

I really don't understand

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u/BelonyInMyLeftPocket 3d ago

Which is exactly why the Nets aren't threatened. Giannis and Khris Isos, mixed with whatever the hell else they do is not sustainable against a Nets when they're just normal offensively

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u/PabloPaniello Pelicans 3d ago

Watching the end with Middleton trading isolation pull-ups with Durant really brought home the inevitability of the Nets winning the series.

Playoff Jrue was enough to steal this game, but I can't believe Bud thinks this will suffice to win 3 out of the next 4.

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u/Tewsxz Warriors 3d ago

Well if your team don’t know what the fuck you’re doing, then that means the enemy team doesn’t know as well. So it makes sense

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u/jawshwahhh [UTA] Carlos Arroyo 3d ago

That’s usually my mantra while I play video games. Don’t know how well that holds up in the Eastern Conference Semis

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u/Quality_Cucumber [GSW] Stephen Curry 3d ago

If you include all the time at the free throw lane, Giannis played like 48 minutes tonight.

Coach Bud in shambles right now.

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u/cbtballers 3d ago

Lol Bud was getting so nervous running an 8 man lineup that he had to sub Thanasis in for 24 seconds

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u/OperationFlyingD0D0 Bulls 3d ago

To be fair it was a pretty great 24 seconds for Thanasis. Got a block, hyped the crowd and sat back down lol

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u/Neuroxex Bucks 3d ago

Thanasis will usually come in when the other team has the last possession of the first quarter, it's like his own Thanasis Time.

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u/TestedOnAnimals Raptors 3d ago

I mean, it's the perfect role for him: Spark plug for 2 possessions; tops.

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u/FKJVMMP [MIL] Bill Zopf 3d ago

Yeah this is what he’s good at, you’d see it in the Bucks sub all the time during the regular season when he wasn’t in the rotation and we’d have an off game where we just looked really flat and lifeless. “Where the FUCK is Thanasis, get him on for like two minutes to liven us up!” Worked a lot when he was in the rotation too, guys can’t help but play harder when he’s flying round the court at 100mph at all times.

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u/endubs Celtics 3d ago

I was timing his free throws, he had some that were around 15 seconds lol.

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u/ForYourFap 3d ago

Huge underestimates . Giannis shot more than one free throw.

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u/Gripfighting 3d ago

Bruce Brown went 0/5 in the last 3 minutes and change. The Nets' final two proper possessions were handled by Bruce Brown. He outshot KD and Kyrie during that period. I don't understand why you'd leave so many possessions on the table in the final minutes of a close game.

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u/WIN011 [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo 3d ago

Giannis returned the favor with all the 3s early in the shot clock

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u/zellfire Bucks 3d ago

Horrific game. Can't believe we survived. Giannis, for the love of Christ, stop shooting threes.

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u/RenDabs Bucks 3d ago edited 3d ago

He took 8 threes today. 8 fucking three point shots when he was 3-24 on the playoffs coming into the game.

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u/Palifaith Lakers 3d ago

Someone should tell Giannis that you are allowed to practice your three point shots during the offseason rather than during a do or die playoffs game.

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u/MayorRichardWilkins 3d ago

The grind never stops

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u/smileyfrown Knicks 3d ago

Giannis logic: I shot 8, 3's and won by 3... If I shoot 10 we'll win by 9

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u/sevaiper 3d ago

Giannis logic: Shoots 3

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u/ZeroMomentum Tampa Bay Raptors 3d ago

Couple were just iso pull up. Totally not his game

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u/302born Heat 3d ago

He really is 7ft Westbrook.

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u/tonitrualis Thunder 3d ago

As a Westbrook fan... Facts

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u/ambiguousspark343 Mavericks 3d ago edited 3d ago

so now that’s 4-32. christ giannis

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u/ralstinho [SAS] Kawhi Leonard 3d ago

brother your maths is wrong

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u/Evilfart123 76ers 3d ago

OP made an edit to his comment, he had originally wrote 3-22

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u/Evilfart123 76ers 3d ago

3-24 actually..

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u/Grip-Window NBA 3d ago

The confidence giannis has when shooting threes should be inspiring to those who don’t shoot their shot(cries)

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u/Uneducated_Leftist 76ers 3d ago

Yes, yes it should.

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u/Kizz3r Tampa Bay Raptors 3d ago

What is giannis if not for the pullup transition 3’s

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u/Thommywidmer [MIL] Brandon Jennings 3d ago

Lmao thats a vintage giannis move right there

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u/HHHogana Lakers 3d ago

For a serious answer, he should be Orlando Shaq playing Point Power Forward.

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u/Rezrov_ Suns Bandwagon 3d ago

This what I been saying. The freak can layup from the free throw line, put him in the damn post. Stop using him like low-rent Chris Boucher.

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u/CIark 3d ago

Luckily the bucks had Khris Middleton and the Nets only had Kevin Durant

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u/ruinatex 3d ago

Kinda crazy that KD was pretty horrible for the entire game, but still finished with 30-11-4. He was 8-24 at a point in the fourth quarter, hit three straight shots that looked like it ended the game, then missed the game-tying shot.

Giannis definitely is shooting does threes for two obvious reasons, the first one is his horrible FT shooting (6-19 for the series now) and because he is as wide open as you can be.

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u/LokisBrain 3d ago

Sadly, those are not good reasons to shoot threes when you suck at threes.

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u/RiggyTang Heat 3d ago

No one else could hit shit besides Middleton, I don’t really blame him tonight. Both teams seemed to be forcing shots in the 4th

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u/OmarNED [GSW] Andris Biedrins 3d ago

Not even a Bucks fan and that shit really annoyed me

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u/xPenguinHD [IND] Victor Oladipo 3d ago

Shoutout double agent Joe Harris for missing every big shot tonight

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u/abacaxi95 Mavericks 3d ago

He’s lucky Brown is taking attention away from him today. 1-11 is a huge yikes

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u/EarthWarping NBA 3d ago

His miss was worse than Bruce Brown's

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u/pedja13 Nets 3d ago

KD hits like 4 in a row,gets doubled,makes the perfect play passing it to Harris,and Harris bricks a completely open look.Damn shame.

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u/Champagnesoda [LAL] Kobe Bryant 3d ago

He was shooting within the offense at least. If I was a Brooklyn fan I’d only be mad at brown. Easier to roll with bad play when they’re taking the shots they should be taking.

Brown thought he was prime d rose with the layups he was trying to get off.

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u/pedja13 Nets 3d ago

To be somehwat fair to Brown,we got back into the game by running a KD Brown pick and roll and he hit a lot of those floaters.However Kd or Kyrie should have been taking more shots in the final 3 minutes.

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u/golfer28 [MIL] Malcolm Brogdon 3d ago

Yeah brutal night for the sniper

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u/quedfoot Bucks 3d ago

Thank you, Mr Harris. Very cool 😎

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u/golfer28 [MIL] Malcolm Brogdon 3d ago

He actually gave me 50 bucks one time in Charlottesville after a game against Duke to buy shots for the people around us. He was on the Cavs at that time.

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u/GallopGallup 3d ago

Who should take a game winning shot?

Durant 🛑

Irving 🛑

Harden 🤕

Harris 🛑

Bruce Brown ✅

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u/Fuckface_Whisperer Registered to Vote 3d ago

"Hey guys can we lose a game on our way to an easy championship so it looks like it was the Hardest Road? Thanks my dudes." - KD

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u/Bucs-and-Bucks [MIL] Bill Zopf 3d ago

Adam Silver told the Nets they have to lets the Bucks win one, and the Bucks almost refused to cooperate.

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u/Fantastic_Fox420 3d ago

Put up a big brown floater

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u/Good_NewsEveryone Pelicans 3d ago

Nash gotta get some of Scott Brook’s secrit plays

“Give it to Durant” fell out of rotation at the end there

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u/Lousykid123 3d ago

Somewhere on his burner, KD is slandering Nash for not giving him the ball

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u/ndu867 3d ago

*inserts quote about KD needing a better coach

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u/mnbnd [MEM] Dillon Brooks 3d ago

That was awful but entertaining

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u/GaryBettmanIsMyHomie Suns 3d ago

It was fun to see a game go down to the wire like that, haven’t been getting that many this postseason

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u/Boxcar-Mike [SAC] De'Aaron Fox 3d ago

I just liked the defensive efforts by both teams. There was some weird, bad play but then there was also a lot of streetball. So it was fun.

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u/MakeAShadow Spurs 3d ago

Did we time travel back to 2004?

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u/DaDragster Bucks 3d ago

they showed the stat that giannis and khris had 60 of the 76 points and then like 10 minutes later they showed the exact same stat lmao

that 76-76 stretch could last a lifetime

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u/bucksinjapan [MIL] Sterling Brown 3d ago

I was having flashbacks to the 2016 finals. I was absolutely sure Kyrie was going to pull up for a three to ice the game.

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u/parag14 [GSW] Stephen Curry 3d ago

In my mind the KD 3 to make it 83-80 was the equivalent to that Kyrie shot. Fortunately for the Bucks they got a different result lol.

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u/MTUKNMMT Spurs 3d ago

I fucking wish mate, for our sake.

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi 3d ago

The Bucks scored only 58 points in the final 38 minutes of a must-win game. In an era where offense reigns supreme.

AND THEY WON

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u/Palifaith Lakers 3d ago

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u/sorendiz Rockets 3d ago

Uncle Jeff getting ready to suit up as we speak lmao

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u/Yergason Suns Bandwagon 3d ago

Uncle Jeff preparing the flex tape for his plantar fascia

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u/Seref15 Heat 3d ago

This is the graphical representation of The Beard suiting up

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u/InexorableWaffle Bucks 3d ago

Definitely was an ugly win, but if we gotta win ugly in order to win, then fuck it. Hope this serves as a gut check game for us to get back on track for the rest of the series.

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u/Solidus-S- Rockets 3d ago

Winning is winning

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u/Joetommy33 Bucks 3d ago

That last shot by KD was closer than it shouldve been. wtf.

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u/bigboypantss Raptors 3d ago

Anyone else catch that the Bucks had a foul to give and PJ hacked KD on the catch and the refs didn't call it

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u/ExponentialHS 3d ago

It’ll get overlooked but damn what a shot

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u/YaBoiHBarnes Bucks 3d ago

Khash Middleton slander is cancelled until at least game 5

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u/HarderStrokes 3d ago

This game gets uh, real ugly without Khris. Only guy on the Bucks who could buy a jumpshot

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u/bumpinuglyz Bucks 3d ago

Money money money money money money MONEY

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u/Nyhrox [GSW] Stephen Curry 3d ago

We would have witnessed a mid playoffs series coach firing if Bucks had lost that game

Bud survives another day

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u/deadweightboss NBA 3d ago

If I learned anything from this game, you can take the Bucks out of Eric Bledsoe, but you can't take Eric Bledsoe out of the Bucks.

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u/wubalabala 3d ago

That’s deep

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u/gda19 [BOS] Shaquille O'Neal 3d ago edited 3d ago

I was fully prepared to drop my hottest Giannis trade proposal

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u/ZenMax1 Lakers 3d ago

Kuz, tht, 2nd round pick?

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u/thatsinsaneletstryit 76ers 3d ago

not even close to TT shump and the nets pick

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u/famoustran Warriors 3d ago

No trade offer will ever roll off the tongue as smoothly as TT, shump, and nets pick

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u/imsahoamtiskaw Raptors 3d ago

Brown is best friends with Bud

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u/Apollo611 Lakers 3d ago

Bruce Brown for the win!

The rim:

https://i.imgur.com/TqdisPf.jpg

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u/ProfessorBeast55 Raptors 3d ago edited 3d ago

Nets have two of the best offensive players this game has ever seen and Bruce Brown thought he could win it smh

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u/joshund01 Celtics 3d ago

Is one of those two not Bruce Brown??

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u/AlekRivard Bucks 3d ago

Both of them are Bruce Brown

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u/JellyTheBeanCat Supersonics 3d ago

Name the five best NBA players of all time

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u/AlekRivard Bucks 3d ago

Bruce Brown

Bruce "Bruce" Brown

Bruce "Brown" Brown

Bruce "Bruce Brown" Brown

Muggsy Bogues

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u/jawadhaque089 3d ago

Why is no one shitting on the inbounder worst pass of all time

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u/World_Piece NBA 3d ago

I dont get how KD does not smack him in the back of the head

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u/Jayveesac Lakers 3d ago edited 3d ago

The Bad inbound pass kind of threw their plans off

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u/sevaiper 3d ago

They still had plenty of time if Brown hadn't panicked

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u/cjpren11 Timberwolves 3d ago

It’s easy to say that after the fact but in the moment he saw an open lane and took his shot. It wasn’t perfect but Lopez made a great play to stop it.

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u/49warriors Warriors 3d ago

Exactly not taking a shot would have been a crime! Taking it and blowing it out is part of the game

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u/jak_d_ripr 3d ago

And a timeout too.

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u/Cavshomie8 Cavaliers 3d ago

Somehow, I felt the Bucks are even lower IQ offensive team. Giannis has Westbrook syndrome, every 3 he takes is a wasted possession

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u/rattatatouille [SAS] Tim Duncan 3d ago

The team offense they played in the regular season and vs Miami is nowhere to be found this series. Credit to the Nets D, but this is simply disappointing.

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u/phranq 3d ago

This seems to happen to the Bucks every playoffs. They hit a certain team and freeze. I’m inclined to blame Bud like everyone else but Giannis being afraid to take FTs is crushing the offense. The Nets have a limited lineup if Giannis fouls Blake out early for instance the Nets are in trouble.

Giannis and Luka need to reinvent their FT game this offseason. Killing their teams in the playoffs.

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u/Lil_Eyes13 3d ago

Completely agree with you man. As a bucks fan, I wanted to break my laptop watching this game. At least luka doesn’t take 13 secs to shoot a damn free throw.

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u/RenDabs Bucks 3d ago

He was killing it earlier with the floaters but yeah, not the ideal choice for a clutch shot

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u/betercallsaul Raptors 3d ago

Bruce Brown took like 10 terrible shots in the last 5 minutes of a tied game.

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u/bullseye717 Pelicans 3d ago

Joe Harris slinking off while everyone blames Brown.

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u/RenDabs Bucks 3d ago

He had so many open looks that just didn't fall, dodged several bullets with his misses

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u/brandnameb Knicks 3d ago

Bruce had a great game. He missed a shot as the roll man and a layup on a broken play and everyone forgets Joe went 1 - 11 lol

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u/AFunctionOfX Spurs 3d ago

He couldn't miss in the 2nd and it probably gave him too much confidence

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u/IStoleYourApples [CLE] Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3d ago

KD, one of the greatest scorers of all time

Kyrie, a great shooter and incredibly clutch player

Bruce Brown: "I got this"

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u/autumn-thunder Wizards 3d ago

Jrue 🤝 that one security guard

Seizing an opportunity with both hands

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u/RenDabs Bucks 3d ago

That dude came in looking for trouble lmao, straight bodied PJ

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u/dizZzy5 Suns 3d ago

Dude must have forgotten he wasn’t a bouncer at the local college bar anymore

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u/ProsecUsig Mavericks 3d ago

Jrue is the Jruth

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u/Ps3FifaCfc95 [SAC] Justin Jackson 3d ago

Dude was pants all game until that play lmao

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u/Palifaith Lakers 3d ago

Why the fuck is Bruce Brown taking the game winning shot when you have KD and Kyrie lmao.

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u/Jordanwolf98 Celtics 3d ago

He thought he was Harden after the 1st half lol

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u/c2pizza Bucks 3d ago

Because the worst inbounds pass in history forced Kyrie to give the ball up and Bruce Brown panicked when he got the ball.

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u/Blanxart Suns 3d ago

It's Bruce Brown's team

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u/TheBoilerCat Pacers 3d ago

Yeah! Brucie’s time to shine baby!

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u/Sixersleeham 3d ago

They had 8 seconds.

Edit: that sounded like I was justifying Brown's decision. I wasn't. I was saying they had plenty of time to make a play.

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u/latman Nets 3d ago

KD on fire as well

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u/fireives1967 [LAC] Paul Pierce 3d ago

he had an open lane, brook just recovered really well

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u/notouchmypeterson Suns 3d ago

Bad inbound pass fucked it up

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u/Apprehensive_Nail490 3d ago

He took bad shots on back to back possessions and had better options and time left for both. The dude went full tunnel vision.

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u/Allstate85 [BOS] Jaylen Brown 3d ago

He had 10 seconds after he got the ball and said fuck it and drove on brook.

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u/--24-- 3d ago

Bruce Brown forgot he's Bruce Brown.

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u/World_Piece NBA 3d ago

Someone should hold a mirror to him in the 4th quarter

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u/ZeroMomentum Tampa Bay Raptors 3d ago

“Hey, that’s not KD”

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u/queenw_hipstur Raptors 3d ago

It’s pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land.”

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u/quadruplehaitch San Francisco Warriors 3d ago

We’re not worthy.

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u/TheHardwoodJournal Supersonics 3d ago

I was not aware of that.

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u/shoeless_sean 3d ago

we should all speak Algonquin

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u/RiggyTang Heat 3d ago

What a fucking roller coaster of a game holy shit

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u/huntzy Mavericks 3d ago

I know they won but every Giannis pull up transition three is an embarrassment to this entire organization.

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u/Ongo_Gablogian___ Nets 3d ago

Ikr. I was watching the game like "I know we're playing like total ass and can't hit open shots, but as long as Giannis is taking 3s then we're still in this game".

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u/Ask_Me_If_I_Suck Nuggets 3d ago

BREAKING: Bruce Brown murdered by Kevin Durant in lockerroom

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u/Vermillion_Crab [LAL] Alex Caruso 3d ago

Nets Injuries:

Harden - Hamstring

Brown - Broken Jaw

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u/ContraCoke Trail Blazers 3d ago

“Hello police? Kevin Durant tryna beat me up”

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u/RenDabs Bucks 3d ago

*security guard comes barreling in

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u/Bliffleblitz [CLE] Alonzo Gee 3d ago

They let fans run wild in the stands but PJ Tucker and KD talk smack for a second and they damn near called in an armored car to break it up

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u/Sim888 [CHI] Cameron Payne 3d ago

I know there was a botched pass to start but yeah, you got KD and Kyrie and it’s Brown that ends up taking that shot with 7 left?

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u/ContraCoke Trail Blazers 3d ago

KD was open for a pass, mind boggling by Brown

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u/crassreductionist Bulls 3d ago

Harris wide open too but he was cold, just give it to KD and let him take a contested buzzer beater

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u/A808Ag [MIL] Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3d ago

KD fucking killing us from midrange in the 4th and decides to hand it to Bruce Bowen so he can charge at a seven footer in the paint
Not that I’m complaining

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u/ghost91372 Timberwolves 3d ago

What in the name of 90s basketball minus Jordan is that score

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u/123MercyMain Rockets 3d ago

both team shot 30% from the field lmfao

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u/DragonBank 76ers 3d ago

Bucks have a starter that player over 30 minutes and scored 0 points and they won... against a team that was heralded as an all time offensive powerhouse(minus Harden ofc)

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u/wsbull_35 76ers 3d ago

Imagine having all time offensive talents in KD + Kyrie, and BRUCE BROWN takes your 2 out of your last 3 shots.

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u/Zimtros2 3d ago

It felt like he took 5 of the last 10 shots.

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u/FlimsyContribution82 3d ago

Great bounceback game from Milwaukee but Budenholzer coached an ATROCIOUS game

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u/Chr15py0696 Bucks 3d ago

Some times talent outplays shitty coaching

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u/TheBoilerCat Pacers 3d ago

Bruce Brown thought he was gonna be Bruce Wayne or some shit and ended up being Brucie from Longest Yard instead.

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u/Giannis1995 Heat 3d ago

Bucks in the biggest game of their decade: championship defense, lottery offense

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u/flomotionfr [POR] Brandon Roy 3d ago

Bruce Brown missed a floater while I was typing this comment

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u/SoCalMemePolice Bucks 3d ago

The Bucks play like how I do in 2k by just running to the rim, using two players, and never calling plays

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u/c2pizza Bucks 3d ago

I'll say it. It kills me to say it, but I will. Jason Kidd was right to ban Giannis from shooting 3s.

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u/A2Eaton Bucks 3d ago

He should be shooting them when he’s completely open, not with someone in front of him though. The entire point is to pull his defender out of the paint, it worked, now stop chucking until they backup again.

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u/bigtice Rockets 3d ago

Both teams deserved to lose tonight.

The Nets for their poor shooting (Durant, Irving and Harris combined for 21/61 from the field and 6/23 from three) and the Bucks just for being the Bucks with their pitiful offense.

If the Bucks decided to fire Budenholzer mid series, I wouldn't even blame them.

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u/sorendiz Rockets 3d ago

Lmao after being up 21 in the first and the game goes to halftime with the bucks up 3 i was half expecting for the second half to start and bud just never shows up, one of his assistants is sitting in his seat

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u/bigtice Rockets 3d ago

Budenholzer - DNR (Did Not Return)

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u/sorendiz Rockets 3d ago

Lmfao with the bucks offense being iso iso iso giannis 3 iso iso airball iso it might as well have been a DNP for him

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u/Juventus7shop Pacers 3d ago

Brook Lopez gotta be the unsung hero of this game for the Bucks; 6 huge blocks and defending Brown’s go-ahead shot with less than 10 seconds to go

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u/Yergason Suns Bandwagon 3d ago

SHOUTOUT BROOK AND PJ FOR TOP TIER DEFENSE

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u/YouStillTakeDamage [MIA] Goran Dragić 3d ago

What a beautiful and also ugly game.

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u/V-Right_In_2-V Suns 3d ago

Best worst game ever.

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u/schuermang [MIL] Thon Maker 3d ago

Brook Lopez actually won the DPOY upon further review

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u/Wolvesin7 Bucks Bandwagon 3d ago

PJ Tucker with the most valuable 0 point game ever

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u/PoEaDDict123 Bucks 3d ago

For the love of god, fire him.

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u/kolsonk Pistons 3d ago

KD and Kyrie yet Bruce Brown is taking the shot down one

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u/c2pizza Bucks 3d ago

All it took to win was KD and Kyrie having their worst shooting nights in months, and Joe Harris having the worst shooting night of his career while Giannis and Khris put up 70. Oh, yeah, and Harden being injured.

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u/AnotherStatsGuy Pelicans 3d ago

But I don’t think Holiday goes 4-14 again.

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u/BooLovesDemEyes 3d ago

I know there is still a game left, but /u/LeBron_Jarnes can suck it.

https://imgur.com/a/QrrhuvZ

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u/twinbloodtalons 3d ago edited 3d ago

This is the least convincing win I've ever seen.

KD shot 30% for three whole quarters and Bucks just managed to scrape out a win.

Somebody please tell me why Giannis is attempting EIGHT 8s 3s a game (tied for most with Kyrie), making only one of them.

What is the Bucks offensive plan here? Somebody please ask Bud.

I've got no confidence that the Bucks can turn this series into a dub.

Edit: The NBA has not yet introduced 8-point shots.

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u/MateoG50 Bucks 3d ago

Yeah this is the most demoralizing win ever

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u/Quatro_Leches Celtics 3d ago

Joe Harris was the best Bucks player today

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u/Malbethion 3d ago

Why was the shooting so shit? It seemed like there was something like a 4 minute stretch in the 4th without anybody getting a point.

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u/Izzite 3d ago

The refs allowed a lot of contact on the perimeter.

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u/TheMagnet69 Lakers 3d ago

DIDN'T GET SWEPT