In an epic battle between some of the most talented stars in the league, Giannis Antetokunmpo with 49 points handed loss to Kevin Durant with 42 points and led Milwaukee. The Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 117-114 on Sunday.
Many people see the last few seconds as a possible preview of the final outcome of the Eastern Conference finals. “They want to participate in games like this,” Anetokunmpo said later. “When you grow up, you want to play against your best opponent. Durant (33) shot 33 shots, shot 16 shots, rebounded 10 times, assisted 2 times and blocked 1 shot. This is his main performance.
The Nets and Bucks took turns in the fourth quarter. When Durant missed a 28-foot shot that should have been a tie point, the Bucks led by 3.6 seconds The ball Antetokunmpo, the current NBA guard of the year, has grown into one of the strongest guards in the league. He said not long ago, I was in Greece and watched Durant from a distance.
Antetokunmpo said he grew up by playing and seeing Durant’s games and remembers seeing him in the 2011 Western Conference finals when Antetokunmpo was watching closely Durant when he was still a teenager. Antetokunmpo added that he has tried to imitate Durant’s games, but prefers to be an intermediary and organizer.
After Durant lost, Brooklyn trailed the Eastern Conference table topper Philadelphia 76ers by 0.5 games. More importantly, the six teams rose by one game in losses and played a pivotal role this season. This victory helped Milwaukee take a lead against Brooklyn with 2.5 points ahead of their rematch in the Brooklyn in the Fiserv Forum game on Tuesday and they are currently in the second place in East. Durant said: “This is one of those games you like to play.” “Hope the next game will be better for us.”