06/19 22:42 CDT Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48
Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48
By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) --- The Milwaukee Bucks withstood Kevin Durant's NBA-record 48
points in a Game 7, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals by beating the
Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in overtime Saturday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 13 rebounds, and Khris Middleton made
the tiebreaking shot with 40 seconds left in the first overtime Game 7 in 15
The Bucks held on from there when Durant missed two jumpers, the last an
airball with 0.3 seconds remaining.
Middleton added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who reached the East
finals for the second time in three years. They will play either Philadelphia
or Atlanta in a series that starts Wednesday night.
Durant played all 53 minutes and forced OT with a turnaround jumper that was
just inches from being a 3-pointer that would have won it with a second left.
He added nine rebounds and six assists, but didn't have enough help with
injured Kyrie Irving watching from the baseline and James Harden unable to
locate his shot after missing most of the first four games with right hamstring
Harden had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, but was 5 for 17 from the