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The Brooklyn Nets pulled off a comeback win over the Milwaukee Bucks to take control of the series in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kevin Durant had a historic performance to lead the Nets to a 114-108.

Harden filled the void left by Irving injury

Brooklyn knew they would be without Kyrie Irving after suffering an ankle sprain last game, but they got a big boost with the return of James Harden. Harden had missed all but a minute of the series after exiting the opener 43 seconds into the game.

Milwaukee pulled out to a big lead as the Nets looked lost on the offensive end in the first quarter. After scoring the first basket of the ball game Brooklyn went five minutes with out a point. Kevin Durant and Jeff Green had the only  Nets points in the first 12 minutes they went 4-19 from the field.

Nets needed big games from KD and Green 

The Bucks went to the halftime break with a 16 point lead. Kevin Durant and Jeff Green scored 33 of the Nets 43 points in the first half, and both were instrumental in the second half comeback.

Green hit three 3 pointers in the third quarter to spark a run that saw the Nets hit 8 straight shots. Green went 7/8 from downtown in route to 27 points.

Kevin Durant had a night for the ages posting a triple double in a playoff performance that will go down in NBA history. Durant knew he was going to carry a heavy load with no Kyrie Irving and Harden still not at 100%.

Harden's struggled in comeback

It took Harden almost two and a half quarter to get his first basket of the game, but KD did more than make up for the slow offensive night for The Beard. Durant went for 49 points 17 rebounds and 10 assists, becoming one of four players in NBA history to post a game of 40/15/10.

Brooklyn took their first lead since the opening basket of the game with 8:30 to go in the fourth quarter with a three from who else, Kevin Durant. The Bucks managed to take the lead back just once, as Brooklyn held on to the victory to go up 3-2 in the series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 and 12, while Khris Middleton scored 25 points.

Nets can close out series in Game 6

The series is heading back to Milwaukee for Game 6, and the Brooklyn Nets will have a chance to close out the series and secure a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. Game 6 tip off is Thursday at 8:30 pm ET.

A look back at KD's historic night.

One of Jeff Green's 7 three pointers of the night.

Jeff Green was red hot from downtown.

KD with the biggest shot of the night.

The Brooklyn Nets pulled off a comeback win over the Milwaukee Bucks to take control of the series in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kevin Durant had a historic performance to lead the Nets to a 114-108.

Harden filled the void left by Irving injury

Brooklyn knew they would be without Kyrie Irving after suffering an ankle sprain last game, but they got a big boost with the return of James Harden. Harden had missed all but a minute of the series after exiting the opener 43 seconds into the game.

Milwaukee pulled out to a big lead as the Nets looked lost on the offensive end in the first quarter. After scoring the first basket of the ball game Brooklyn went five minutes with out a point. Kevin Durant and Jeff Green had the only  Nets points in the first 12 minutes they went 4-19 from the field.

Nets needed big games from KD and Green 

The Bucks went to the halftime break with a 16 point lead. Kevin Durant and Jeff Green scored 33 of the Nets 43 points in the first half, and both were instrumental in the second half comeback.

Green hit three 3 pointers in the third quarter to spark a run that saw the Nets hit 8 straight shots. Green went 7/8 from downtown in route to 27 points.

Kevin Durant had a night for the ages posting a triple double in a playoff performance that will go down in NBA history. Durant knew he was going to carry a heavy load with no Kyrie Irving and Harden still not at 100%.

Harden's struggled in comeback

It took Harden almost two and a half quarter to get his first basket of the game, but KD did more than make up for the slow offensive night for The Beard. Durant went for 49 points 17 rebounds and 10 assists, becoming one of four players in NBA history to post a game of 40/15/10.

Brooklyn took their first lead since the opening basket of the game with 8:30 to go in the fourth quarter with a three from who else, Kevin Durant. The Bucks managed to take the lead back just once, as Brooklyn held on to the victory to go up 3-2 in the series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 and 12, while Khris Middleton scored 25 points.

Nets can close out series in Game 6

The series is heading back to Milwaukee for Game 6, and the Brooklyn Nets will have a chance to close out the series and secure a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. Game 6 tip off is Thursday at 8:30 pm ET.

KD ends the game with 49, 17 and 10.

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It's all over from Brooklyn!!! Nets win Game 5 and take a 3-2 lead.

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MIddleton off on the long three, Shamet grabs the rebound and goes to the line hitting two of two.

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Timeout Milwaukee with 11.5 to go.

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KD at the line, hits one of two.

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11.5 to go in the fourth.

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Giannis to the line, gets one of two to drop.

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Durant to the line after the foul, hits two of two.

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Giannis fumbled the ball underneath and the Nets force the turnover. 15.3 to go in the fourth

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Timeout with 44.9 to go in the fourth.

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Lopez with an easy slam down low.

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Durant on the pull up drops the three

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Giannis fouled on the drive, goes to the line and hits one of two. 1:14 to go in the fourth.

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1:20 to go in the fourth.

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Unsuccessful challenge for the Bucks, and Harden goes to the line and hits two of two.

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Timeout in Brooklyn. Miwaukee want to challenge the foul called on Brook Lopez against James Harden.

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Under two minutes to go.

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Holiday on the floater in the lane.

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Under 3 to go in the fourth.

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Giannis with the jump hook in traffic

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3:22 to go in the fourth. Timeout Milwaukee.

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Green with another three ball!! 7 of 7 from three point range.

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Giannis get the roll off the drive and he has 30

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4:10 to go in the fourth quarter. Timeout in Brooklyn

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Durant with a long two point jumper.

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Back in play from Brooklyn.

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Nets timeout with 5:10 to go in the fourth.

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Connaughton on the drive from the right side.

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Shamet on the drive finishing off the glass.

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Durant gives the lead back to the Nets. He's got 41

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Under 7 minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

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Giannis with an offensive foul on the drive, he has four fouls.

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Durant give the lead back to the Nets. He's got 41

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Middlleton punches back with a three ball.

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KD hits the three and the Nets lead for the first time since 2-0. 8:30 to go in the fourth

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Giannis showing the strength against Green, gets the bucket around the rim.

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KD fouled by Connaughton on the drive, hits both FTs and we are tied up.

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Brown on the lay up after the feed from KD. The one time 17 point Bucks lead is down to 2. Timeout Milwaukee with 9:42 to go in the fourth quarter.

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Shamet hits the jumper from the FT line.

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Holiday driving and scoring on the lay up.

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Durant again from mid range, this time with the fall away

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Durant with an elbow jumper.

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Lopez off the lob from Holiday to start the fourth quarter.

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The third quarter comes to and end and we have a ball game at the Barclays Center.

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KD on the runner outside the lane, gets the bucket and the foul. FT is good

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Giannis driving, scoring and drawing the foul. FT is good.

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Durant on the drive and finishes off the glass.

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Middleton to the line hits two of two.

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1:30 to go in the third.

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KD to the line hits two of two.

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Giannis hits a three from the top of the key to take the air out of the Barclays Center.

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3:00 to go in the third. Joey Buckets on the lay up after the Harden dish,

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KD with the up and under, Nets have hit their last 7 FGs.

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Giannis with the tomohawk slam

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Griffin on the drive, hanging in the paint

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Giannis goes to the line, and hits one of two. He is 12-31 from the FT line this series.

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Shamet in the near corner off the feed from KD. 11-2 run for the Nets. Timeout Bucks with under 5 to go in the third.

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Green with another three ball!! He is 6 for 6 from three point range. He's got 24

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KD takes it to the rack strong.

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Middleton on the fade away outside the lane

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Griffin gets a three from the top of the key

7:00 to go in the 3rd quarter

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Lopez from the near corner for three

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Harden finally gets on the scoreboard with 7:21 to go in the third. Gets fouled and hits the three point play at the FT line.

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Holiday on the step back three. He has 15 points.

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MIddleton puts it on the floor, fouled on the lay up, goes to the line but misses the and 1.

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Green with another three!! He's having a huge game.

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Holiday driving to the iron.

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Middleton down the lane, he's got 16

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Griffin gets the bucket underneath after the Harden assist.

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Griffin gets going to start the second half, he's got 10 points

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Lopez hits a three to answer back

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Green in the corner for three, as we are back in play in Brooklyn

When will James Harden introduce himself into this game? The hamstring is clearly taking its toll on his performance.

KD vs Tucker has been the matchup of this series.

The Nets showing some love to legendary announcer Marv Albert

Connaughton had a quick 8 point spurt in the first half.

Brooklyn have had no answer to Giannis

It's been all Bucks and Giannis from the Barclays Center tonight

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James Harden played 22 minutes in the first half, but has been kept scoreless and seems to be struggling on defense.

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Kevin Durant leads all scorers with 18 points, Jeff Green has 15, but only two other Nets have scored. Griffin has 7 and Harris has 3.

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Giannis has 17 points, while MIddleton has 14 through the first half.

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MIddleton can't hit the buzzer beater, and the first half comes to a close. Milwaukee in control through the first two quarter. .

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Lopez with a deep three off the Middleton kick out.

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Lopez with a deep three off the Middleton kick out.

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1:30 to go in the half.

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Griffin on the reverse down low.

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KD gets the roll off the baseline fade away. He's got 18

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Giannis going into the heart of the defense, and finishing in traffic. Largest lead of the game for the Bucks.

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Middleton drains a three

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Durant with a mid range jumper

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Giannis gets the bucket out of the TO.

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Griffin with the slam on the baseline cut, good ball movement leads to an easy bucket for Brooklyn. Timeout Bucks. with 4:12 to go in the second quarter

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KD with the steal and feed to Green under the basket.

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5:00 to go in the first half.

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Giannis blows past Harden and gets the easy two handed jam. 7-0 run all from the Greek Freak.

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Giannis over Harden with a mid range jumper.

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Giannis from three point range

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KD off the Timeout hits the baseline jumper. He's go 14

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Timeout in Brooklyn, 7:16 to go in the half.

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KD to the line to shoot a coulpe after being fouled by the oldest Antetokounmpo brother. Both FTs good.

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Connaughton again on the drive, gets the bucket and fouled by Griffin. FT is good to complete the 3 point play.

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Griffin hits a three late in the shot clock

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Holiday to the line, where he two of two, he's in double digits.

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8:30 to go in the 1st Half

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Harris with a three ball! Finally someone other than KD and Green on the board for the Nets.

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Connaughton with a catch and shoot three from the top of the key.

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Green fouled by Lopez, and Green to the line, hits two of two

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Connaughton puts it on the deck and finshes after an up and under.

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Green for three!! He's got three deep balls already

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Durant answers back with a three from the top of the key

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Middleton starts the second quarter with a three ball from the top of the key.

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Holiday and Middleton both have 8 throught the opening quarter.

Only two Nets scorers in the first quarter, Durant with 7, Green with 8

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The first quarter comes to a close. Brooklyn was just 4-19 from the field in the opening 12 minutes.

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Middleton takes the bump on the baseline drives, drops the runner off the glass, goes to the line and hits the and 1

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Lopez on the short hook shot in the paint.

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Green open for three on the near side, he's hit two deep balls.

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Durant on the pull up from the baseline, hits the J and gets the foul. Tucker whistled for the foul, KD goes to the line and misses the and 1.

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Forbes from the elbow off the glass

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KD to the line after a foul of Giannis, Durant hits one of two. 3:30 to go in the first quarter. Timeout from Barclays Center.

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Forbes off the ball screen, Forbes drops the three

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Holiday guarding Harden, picks up his second foul.

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Green for three off the pick and pop with Harden.

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Giannis hanging in the lane gets the roll

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Holiday from the far corner for three, he's got a quick 8 points.

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Green is fouled by Lopez, Green to the line where he hits two of two.

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Giannis with the dunk downlow off the feed from Middleton.

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Durant to the line to shoot a couple, hits two of two.

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The Nets scored on the first possesion of the game, and have been scoreless since. 5 straight minutes without a point.

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Timeout Nets, down 10 with 7:30 to go in the first quarter.

The Nets have really struggled shooting the ball out of the gate. They don't look comfortable on offense, how much of that is Harden being on the floor but not at 100%?

12-2

MIddleton to the line, hits three of three.

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Holiday for three, Bucks looking good from the field to start

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Giannis gets the floater in the lane to go.

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MIddleton on the jumper, he's going to have to be big tonight.

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Holiday puts the Bucks on the board with a short J

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Durant with the opening bucket of the night from 10 feet.

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We are underway in Game 5 from Brooklyn.

James Harden has that hamstring heavily taped to start the game

The Nets are 1 point home underdogs coming into tonight according to Bet365.com, with the Over/Under at 222

The National Anthem has been sung and we are just moments away from tip off in Brooklyn

The Bucks and the Nets were the top two scoring teams in the regular season, but both teams have been limited on the offensive end this series.

The Bucks won Games 3 and 4 in MIlwaukee with their defense. They allowed Brooklyn to just 89.5 points per game over the last two games.

PJ Tucker in the Game 5 starting 5, looking to get under the skin of Durant from the get go.

The Beard is back in the starting 5

Good news for the Nets, the home team is undefeated through the first four games of the series.

Harden is back in the line up for Steve Nash, but how basketball ready will he be? Would he be playing tonight if Kyrie was available?

The Bucks really struggled from the field in the first two games of this series in the Brooklyn. The first quarter will be instrumental in finding success on the road tonight.

Harden has played just six games in the post season but is averaging over 23 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists a night

KD is getting 31.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game in the playoffs

Giannis comes into tonight averaging 26.6 points 13.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists a game in the playoffs

PJ Tucker frustrated KD in Games 3 and 4 wtih some aggressive defense. Is the pregame coffee the secret weapon?

Giannis has been nothing short of great this postseason

Brooklyn is back at the Barclays Center wiith all kinds of drip

Excellent news for the Brooklyn Nets

Breaking news just in from ESPN: James Harden will play in tonight's Game 5

The big strory coming into tonight's contest is the injury situation for the Nets. They will be without Kyrie Irving who is sidelined with an ankle injury, while James Harden was recentlty upgraded from out to doubtful coming into Game 5

Hello everyone and welcome back to Brooklyn for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semis between the Nets and the Bucks

Hello everyone and welcome to Brooklyn for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal. AS English will be keeping you up to date with coverage, stats, highlights and statistics of tonight’s contest as either the Bucks or Nets will advance to 3-2 from the Barclays Center tonight.

Kyrie out of Game 5 with a sprianed ankle

The Brooklyn Nets will be without Kyrie Irving for Game 5 after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. James Harden has said he is going to test out his right hamstring today after the Nets upgraded him from out to doubtful.

Giannis and Middleton bring the Bucks back in Milwaukee

The Bucks tied the series in Milwaukee with a big second half on Sunday afternoon. Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone with 32 points and 12 rebounds. Khris Middleton had 19, but it was PJ Tucker who provided the defensive spark, frustrating Kevin Durant all afternoon long.

The Bucks and their top rated offense in the regular season struggled shooting the ball in the opening two games, but they have won the last two games by locking down on defense. In their two wins in Wisconsin they  allowed just 89.5 points per game.

Nets used to being without entire Big Three

Brooklyn have been without James Harden for all but 43 seconds in this series due to the hamstring injury he suffered in the opener.  They will head into Tuesday night’s game with two of their Big Three possibly sidelined with injury. Kyrie had a double digit first half before scoring a lay up under the basket and landing on Antetokounmpo’s foot and twisting his ankle.

Kevin Durant has carried the load throughout the playoffs, without Iriving and potentially Harden he will have to do even more as the Nets look to defend their home court. Fortunately and unfortunately for Brooklyn this is a situation they are used to being in. Injuries have plagued the Nets all season, and they could be missing two of the Big Three in the biggest game of the year.

Clash of the post season titans

Durant has been unstoppable in the post season averaging over 31 points per game, but he’s going to need a big game from role players like Joey Harris and Blake Griffin.

Giannis is averaging 26 points and 13 rebounds a game. Khris Middleton has come to life for the Bucks after a rough first two games in Brooklyn.

Game 5 Tuesday night in Brooklyn

TNT's coverage of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semis will being at 8:30 pm ET/ 5:30 PT from the Barclays Center.

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