Hello everyone and welcome to the Barclays Center for
Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. AS English will have live coverage, updates, highlights, scores and stats for tonight’s
do-or-die contest between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks.
The home team has won every game in this series and the Nets will be hoping to keep that trend going in tonight’s game from Brooklyn.
Defense could decide Game 7
Defense has dominated in a series that has featured two of the top scoring teams in the league, but the headline of this 7 game series has been the Nets ability to survive after seeing
James Harden go down with a hamstring injury in the opening game and Kyrie Irving sidelined halfway through Game 4.
Historic KD in Game 5
The Nets survived Game 5 after a legendary performance from Kevin Durant who went for
49-17-10 in a historic night.
Middleton carried Bucks to Game 6 win
The Milwaukee Bucks returned to Wisconsin and forced Game 7 after a wire to wire win over the Brooklyn Nets to even the Eastern Conference semis at 3-3.
Khris Middleton put the Bucks on his back, while the league’s top offensive side played lockdown defense in the 104-89 win.
Once again it was the Milwaukee Bucks defense that saved the day and extended their season.
The leagues top scoring team in the regular season has resourced to lock down defense to win all three games at home and force a do-or-die game on Saturday.
Brooklyn's injury struggles
Brooklyn went in to Game 6 knowing they would be without their All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. James Harden’s return in the previous game but struggled in his return to action. Harden was much more dangerous on the offensive end in Milwaukee scoring 14 points in the first half.
It was Khris Middleton stole the spotlight with a career night.
The Bucks sharp shooter took the game over in the second quarter scoring 17 points and taking Milwaukee to the halftime break up double digits.
Fourth straight 30/10 game for Giannis
Giannis Antetokounmpo got the Bucks off to a hot start, setting the tone and getting to the basket early and often.
The two time MVP began the game 7 of 8 from the field as he seemed to get to the basket when ever he wanted.
The Nets made their run in the third quarter, and closed the gap to as little as five points right before the fourth quarter,
but the Bucks countered with a 14-0 run to put the game on ice.
Middleton scored a career high 38 points and 10 rebounds going 11-16 from the field and hitting five of eight three pointers. Giannis was happy to share the stage, but still managed a fourth straight 30/10 night. The Greek Freak had 30 points and 17 rebounds.
Kevin Durant was incredible as he has been all postseason, scoring 32 points while grabbing 11 rebounds. James Harden scored 16, but fizzled in the second half.
Eastern Confernce Finalist will be decided tonight.
Game 7 will decide who is moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bucks and the Nets travel back to Brooklyn in a win or go home game from the Barclays Center at 8:30 Saturday night.