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The Brooklyn Nets move to a two games to none lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after a 39 point demolition in Game 2. The Nets shot lights out, while their defense frustrated the Bucks. Kevin Durant led the way in Brooklyn’s 125-86 win.

Harden missed Game 2 with hamstring injury

James Harden was sidelined for Game 2 after leaving the series opener in the first minute. The former Houston Rocket has been plagued by a bad hamstring all season, and came into tonights game as a scratch after being diagnosed with right hamstring tightness.

The Nets climbed out to a big early lead thanks to a 15-5 1st quarter run. Durant and Kyrie Irving led the way with 23 of the 36 first quarter points scored by Brooklyn. Maybe more impressive than the offensive show to start the game was the lockdown defense for Steve Nash’s side.

Nets doing in with defense this postseason

After allowing just 19 Bucks points in the first quarter, Milwaukee went to the halftime break with just 41 points. Much has been talked about the unstoppable offense the Big Three have created, but the Nets defense has been one of the tops in the league over the course of the last month.

The lead stretched to as many as 27 in the first half, and Brooklyn continued to extend the advantage in the second half flirting with a fifty point lead in the fourth quarter.

KD leads the Nets scorers yet again

KD carried the Nets as he has done all postseason long scoring 32 points. Kyrie had just nine points through the first half as the role players were making big contributions in the opening 24 minutes. Irving ended with 22 points. Joey Harris had 13, and Bruce Brown, who filled in the starting five due to Harden being hurt, matched Harris with 13 of his own.

Milwaukee’s shooting struggles in the opening game carried into tonight’s contest.  Giannis Antetoukounmpo scored just six points in the first half. The Greek ended the game with 18 points. Khris Middleton started Game 2 cold, and despite scoring six straight baskets for the Bucks at the end of the second and beginning of the third quarter, it wasn’t enough for a Bucks team that has not found their offensive rhythm in this series.

Must win Game 3 for Milwaukee on Thursday

The series shifts to Wisconsin and the Bucks find themselves in a must win situation. We will wait and see what Brooklyn decided to do with Harden and his hamstring, but if today is any indication they are doing just fine without him.  Game 3 from Milwaukee is on Thursday 7:30 PM ET.

The best of KD's 32 points.

Kyrie warmed up in the second half in route to 22 points

Harden loved what he was seeing from the bench tonight

Blake Griffin is BACK

The Brooklyn Nets move to a two games to none lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after a 39 point demolition in Game 2. The Nets shot lights out, while their defense frustrated the Bucks. Kevin Durant led the way in Brooklyn’s 125-86 win.

Harden missed Game 2 with hamstring injury

James Harden was sidelined for Game 2 after leaving the series opener in the first minute. The former Houston Rocket has been plagued by a bad hamstring all season, and came into tonights game as a scratch after being diagnosed with right hamstring tightness.

The Nets climbed out to a big early lead thanks to a 15-5 1st quarter run. Durant and Kyrie Irving led the way with 23 of the 36 first quarter points scored by Brooklyn. Maybe more impressive than the offensive show to start the game was the lockdown defense for Steve Nash’s side.

Nets doing in with defense this postseason

After allowing just 19 Bucks points in the first quarter, Milwaukee went to the halftime break with just 41 points. Much has been talked about the unstoppable offense the Big Three have created, but the Nets defense has been one of the tops in the league over the course of the last month.

The lead stretched to as many as 27 in the first half, and Brooklyn continued to extend the advantage in the second half flirting with a fifty point lead in the fourth quarter.

KD leads the Nets scorers yet again

KD carried the Nets as he has done all postseason long scoring 32 points. Kyrie had just nine points through the first half as the role players were making big contributions in the opening 24 minutes. Irving ended with 22 points. Joey Harris had 13, and Bruce Brown, who filled in the starting five due to Harden being hurt, matched Harris with 13 of his own.

Milwaukee’s shooting struggles in the opening game carried into tonight’s contest.  Giannis Antetoukounmpo scored just six points in the first half. The Greek ended the game with 18 points. Khris Middleton started Game 2 cold, and despite scoring six straight baskets for the Bucks at the end of the second and beginning of the third quarter, it wasn’t enough for a Bucks team that has not found their offensive rhythm in this series.

Must win Game 3 for Milwaukee on Thursday

The series shifts to Wisconsin and the Bucks find themselves in a must win situation. We will wait and see what Brooklyn decided to do with Harden and his hamstring, but if today is any indication they are doing just fine without him.  Game 3 from Milwaukee is on Thursday 7:30 PM ET.

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It's all over from Brooklyn! The Nets crush the Bucks to move the series to 2-0 going to Milwaukee

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Bryant with the layupu off the Jackson assist.

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Thansis Antetoukoumpo drops two FTs

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Johnson on the spin and finish

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Jackson with a finish on the baseline off the rebound

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Bryant and Jackson with a couple lay ups before the timeout.

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Timeout Nets with under 3 mintues to go in the fourth quarter

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Jackson on the double clutch reverse.

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Cabbarot with a three ball

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Flagrant foul called against Diakite. Johnson hits both FTs

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Perry with another three!!! Breaking the Nets Playoff record with their 20th three pointer

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19 three point field goals for the Nets, that ties a playoff franchise record

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Perry from downtown. Quick 5 points from Perry.

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Perry on the set shot floater in the lane.

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6:30 to go in the fourth quarter.

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James with five straight points.

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James strokes a three from the top of the key.

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Claxton with the baby hook in the paint

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Brown floats one in from the lane

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Bryant off the bench and on the runner

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Back to back triples for Kyrie this time in transition.

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Irving with a set shot three ball

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Tucker gets the feed from Lopez and finishes on the cut to the basket

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Forbes with a three point jumper

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Irving banks in a floater to start the fourth quarter

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Durant on the reverse to end the third quarter. Nets lead by 30

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Shamet with back to back three balls

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Shamet on the catch and release

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Durant out of the time out sinks an elbow jumper. He's got 30

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Under 3 to go in the third.

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Giannis gets the offensive rebound and slams the put back home.

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Giannis steamrolling down the lane and gets the lay up to go

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Durant gets the floater down the lane. He's got 28

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Claxton on the tip slam!

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Giannis fouled on the drive, misses both

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Tucker on the offensive rebound and put back.

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6:30 to in the third quarter.

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Giannis gets to the basket and drops the short range effort. He's got 13. Nets want a timeout.

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Durant bites back with another three pointer

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Holida and the Bucks starting to warm up from downtown.

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Irving off the pull up from inside 20 feet.

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Durant drops the long two

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Middleton pulls up from behind the arc

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Giannis from the mid range jumper

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Middleton with a couple straight jumpers in between the Harris and Irivng threes

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Iriving launches a three ball

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Harris again from downtown.

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Giannis hits the FT

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Giannis going strong to the rack, gets the bucket and the foul

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Harris starts the second half with a three

Harden loves what hes seeing so far

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Lopez and Joliday both have 10 to lead the Bucks in the first half. Giannis has just 8 points.

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KD is leading the Nets with 21 points. Bruce Brown is Brooklyn's second leading scorer with 11

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The first half is over from Brooklyn. KD and Irving have the Nets up by 24 points at the break.

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Middleton with another three and he's got a quick 8 points after a slow start .

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Brown gets the floater from a step inside the FT line.

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Durant answers back and he's got 21 points

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Middleton this time from DEEP

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Middleton hits a jumper out of the timeout. The Bucks need him to appear in this second game.

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Timeout from Brooklyn with under three minutes to go in the first half

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James snaps a short scoreless spell with a three off the feed from KD

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Durant sinks a three pointer.

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James on the floater.

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Lopez on the lay in off the lob from Giannis. Under 6 to go in the second half.

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Timeout Bucks, as Griffin just posterized Giannis

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Griffin with a slam off the Brown assist.

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Giannis back to the bucket and gets the lay up to drop.

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Brown sins the long ball

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Giannis attacks the rack, and gets the lay up

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KD pulls up off the dribble from 20 feet

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Lopez with a floater in the lane.

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Irving and KD back in the game after resting for the first three minutes of the second half.

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Brown on the tip in.

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Holiday with back to back buckets, this time driving and laying it in.

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Holiday gets the short bucket to go from the lane

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Griffin with a three ball. Blake showing the range.

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Forbes puts it on the deck and gets the layup

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Brown connects on a two point jumper.

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Harris gets a lay up to start the second quarter

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END OF THE 1ST QUARTER. Durant strings a three just before the buzzer, and KD and Irving have combined for 23 of Brooklyns 36 points.

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KD spins and finishes down low.

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Holiday on the pull up jumper

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Irving on the pump fake, takes a dribble and hits the long two.

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Claxton following the Irving miss with a tap in

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Holiday on the midrange jumper and we've got a timeout from Brooklyn with the Nets leading by 10

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Iriving on the shake and take, drops the long two from the near side.

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Shamet off the bench with a three ball

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Forbes with another bucket and he's got 5 quick points off the bench.

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Harris in the far corner for three

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Irving with a long two from the top of the key

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Forbes off the bench, comes in and sticks a three

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KD hits the jumper Holiday

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Harris gets the reverse on the baseline to drop.

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Lopez hits a three from the top of the key

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KD hits the FT.

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KD crossing over Giannis, drains the long two and gets the foul. KD will be shooting a FT after the Bucks TO.

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Griffin follows the Irving miss with a tip slam to ingnite the Barclays Center.

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Giannis on the board with an elbow jumper

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Durant back tot he line and hits both

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Lopez in the corner for three

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Brown downlow from the Durant feed in the paint.

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Holiday using the bank from 20 feet.

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Durant fouled hard by Lopez on the way for a dunk, goes to the line and hits one of two.

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Kyrie Irving with the game's open bucket

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Game 2 is underway from Brooklyn!!

Both teams are being announced over the loud speaker here in Brooklyn. Game 2 tip off is just moments away.

Blake Griffin had a fantastic Game 1 with 18 points and 14 boards. With no James Harden the role players will have to step up

Here is the Bucks starting 5

Bruce Brown will take James Harden's spot in the starting five

According to Bet365.com the Bucks are a 1.5 point road favorite tonight with the Over/Under set at 237.5

Just over 20 minutes away from tip off here from the Barclays Center

Harden has already missed 20 games this season with a hamstring injury. The Nets will be hoping this injury won't keep their star on the bench so long.

The Greek Freak coming into the Barclays Center, hoping to leave with win a going back home

The Nets drip coming into Game 2

KD is in the building

Giannis Antetoukounmpo will need some help from the rest of the cast. The Greek freak had 34 last game, and Brook Lopez put down 20, but Jru Holiday and Khris Middleton will have to step up tonight to knock off the Nets and take home court advantage going back home

The Barclays Center will be packed tonight, as Brooklyn look to take a 2-0 lead to Milwaukee with a win tonight.

Steve Nash on Harden's injury "Heartbroken for him that he had to miss the night, This guy was so ready and excited to play tonight. You know the preparation he puts in. You know how much he cares about the game, how much he cares about his team, so you never want to see that when someone gives everything they have towards this."

Much like Chris Paul in the Lakers series, the headline of this Bucks-Nets will be Jame Harden's hamstring. Harden tweaked it in the opener and has been ruled out for tonight's game.

Hello everyone and welcome the the Barclays Center where we are just under an hour away from tip off.

Hello everyone and welcome to New York, where the Brooklyn Nets are trying to take a two games to none lead over the Milwaukee Bucks before the series shifts to Wisconsin. AS English will be providing live coverage, updates, scores and highlights of tonight’s contest at the Barclays Center which tips off at 7:30 ET.

Jame Harden out for Game 2 with hamstring tightness

The headline coming into tonights game, is the expected absence of James Harden. Harden tweaked his hamstring in the first minute of the opener and has been diagnosed with right hamstring tightness.

The Nets handled the Bucks, despite Harden being sidelined for 47 minutes. Milwaukee made them work to close out the opener. The injury blow had Brooklyn against the ropes early on and Steve Nash’s side once against found themselves without one of their Big Three.

Nets no strangers to playing without entire Big Three

It’s a situation that has become all too common for the the boys from Barclays Center. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden have all had lengthy spells on the sidelines during the regular season, so they are used to having to battle top teams with a shortened squad.

Milwaukee played them close in the first quarter, but Brooklyn took the lead in the second and never relinquished it. A big third quarter put the game out of reach for the Bucks, who made a late charge in the last quarter but by that time it was too little too late.

KD led Brooklyn, but Griffin stole the show in Game 1

With Harden out, KD and Irving would have to step up, and they did. Durant led the winning side with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Kyrie had 25 points and dished out 8 assists. Mike James provided some key production off the bench with 12 points and Blake Griffin had his best game in a Nets jersey with 18 points and 14 boards.

Giannis Antetoukounmpo put in another fantastic shift scoring 34 and grabbing 11 boards. Brook Lopez followed with 19, but failed to grab a defensive rebound. The Bucks went just 6 for 20 from behind the arc in Game 1.

All four games this season have been tight

Harden has been ruled out for tonight’s Game 2, and Milwaukee will be wanting to take a win back to Wisconsin. The season series is tied at 2-2 after Brooklyn’s win on Saturday. The eight point win was the largest margin of victory of the series for either team this season. The first two games were spilt between the Bucks and the Nets, in a two point and a three point game. Just a week before the end of the regular season the Bucks beat the Hardenless Big Three 124-118.

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