Bucks vs Nets Game 7 live online score: NBA Playoff stats, highlights, updates...
he Milwaukee Bucks are on their way the Eastern Conference Finals after an overtime win. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the charge as the Bucks took Game 7 with a 115-111 road victory.
Game 7 had everything you could hope for in a close out game. It was close throughout. It had overtime. The stars showed up and had huge games in the biggest game of the season.
Bucks hand Nets first home loss of postseason
Up until the close out match in Brooklyn the home teams had won every game in the series, but the Bucks reversed that trend to hand the Nets their first home loss of the postseason.
There was hardly anything between the two teams who changed leads over 20 times throughout the game. Nets lead by six at halftime, that was the largest lead by either side in the final two quarters and overtime.
KD inches away from ending the game in regulation
Kevin Durant was less than an inch away from ending the game with a last second basket in regulation. But his long range effort was ruled a two after reviews showed his toes were on the line. Durant’s deep two took the game to overtime.
This series featured two of the top scoring teams in the league, but the Bucks topped the second seeded Nets with some outstanding defense late in the game. It was the defense that prevailed for Milwaukee in the overtime period. The Nets looked fatigued as the Bucks held them to just two points in the final five minutes.
Durant and Harden played over 52 minutes and you could see the fatigue boil over on the final possession, when Durant force up a desperation shot from the top of the key that fell well short of the iron as the clock expired.
Giannis with a heroic night to cap heroic series
Giannis registered his fifth 30+/10+ game in a row, going for 40 points and 13 rebounds. One of the keys to Milwaukee’s win was the Greeks ability to make his free throws. He had struggled all series long, but went 8-14 after starting 1-5 from the stripe.
Khirs Middleton came to life after a 2-12 start from the field. He has been one of the biggest keys to success for Milwaukee in this series, and finished scored 23 points and had the go ahead bucket in the overtime period.
Durant played every second of Game 7, scoring 48 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. James Harden had 22, but went 5-17 from the field. Harden never looked like he had fully recovered from the hamstring he suffered in Game 1.
The Bucks are back in the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time since 2000. Milwaukee now awaits the winner of Game 7 in the Philadelphia 76ers Atlanta Hawks series.
It's all over!!! The Milwaukee Bucks are going to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lopez to the line where he hits two of two.
Durant throws up an air ball in the final second. Milwaukee ball with 0.3 seconds to go.
MIddleton spinning in the lane, hits the fade away. Timeout Brooklyn with 40 seconds to go in OT.
Giannis gets the roll of the jump hook over KD.
1:25 to go
Giannis fouled by Griffin. who has fouled out.
PJ Tucker has fouled out.
Under 2 to go in OT.
Brown gets the loose rebound off the Harris miss and hits the put back for the first points in OT
Giannis way off with the game winning attemp and we are going to Over time.
His toe was just barely on the line, the refs review, but it was ruled a two point FG. 1 second to go.
Durant with a miracle shot!!! Turning around, fading, and hitting the game tying series saving bucket.
6 seconds to go, the Nets have a chance to tie or take the lead.
Shot clock violation. Nets ball with 5.2 to go in the third.
Out of bounds for Milwaukee with 8 seconds to go and 2.1 of the shot clock.
KD with a baseline jumper over Tucker. He's got 46.
MIddleton hits the second FT out of the TO.
1:05 to go in the fourth.
MIddleton to the line after getting fouled by Harden, hits a FT before a TO is called.
Holiday at the line hits one of two.
1:30 to go in the fourth.
KD gets back to the bucket and gets the lay up to go.
Holiday on the baseline gets the jumper to drop.
KD off the shot fake gets the mid range jumper.
Holiday from downtown!!!
Giannis stretching to the rack of the pick and roll, gets the bucket and the foul. Giannis misses the FT but gets his own rebound.
2:51 to go in the fourth.
Timeout Nets with 3:19 to go in the fourth.
MIddleton from the far corner on the catch and shoot three
Timeout Bucks with 3:46 to go in the final quarter.
Harden off the glass from three point range with the shot clock winding down.
4:00 to go in the fourth
Giannis spinning and scoring in the lane.
KD to the line after the foul from Holiday who has 5. Tucker has 5 as well. KD hits two of two from the stripe.
Holiday with a wide open three from the far side.
KD hits the FT out of the timeout and the Nets lead by 5.
Durant with perhaps the play of the series. He turned it over only to see the Bucks give it back and he gets the slam and a foul. Timeout Bucks with 5:39 to go in the fourth. KD with a FT out of the TO.
Giannis at the line, hits one after airballing the first.
6:00 to go in the fourth.
Harden lays it off for Brown who gets the lay up in the lane.
MIddleton with a fall away from a step inside the perimiter.
Durant on the pull up off the inbounds.
Timeout from Brooklyn, 8:05 to go in the fourth quarter.
8:30 to go in the fourth.
MIddleton with the pull up jumper.
Harris gets the friendly roll of the three ball.
Giannis hits the jumper over Griffin from right out side the paint.
Brown, fouled by Holiday, misses both
Griffin connects on the three from the near corner
MIddleton hits a floater in the lane.
Harden on the floater from outside the paint. He's got 19.
The third quarter comes to a close. 12 minutes to go to determine who moves on to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Durant drives down the left side of the lane and lays it up with the right hand.
Giannis gets the baseline feed from Holiday for the easy dunk and foul. FT is good for Giannis.
Middleton on the follow up after the the Holiday missed lay up.
Connaughton witht he catch and shoot three from the near side.
KD hits two FTs with 2:00 to go in the third.
Harden to the line, hits two of two.
Griffin finishes under the basket.
Giannis get to the rack again on a strong drive.
KD to the line after the foul on PJ Tucker, hits both FTs.
Harden with a step back three from the top of the key. Timeout Bucks with 4:05 to go in the third quarter.
Giannis off the dribble getting back to the rack.
Lopez in the near corner, that's his third three, he's got 17 on the night.
This time Griffin puts it on the deck and finishes at the rim. Nets back in front. 5:30 to go in the third.
Griffin showing the range with a deep ball.
Giannis to the line, where he has shot well tonight, hits two of two.
Harris responds with a three bal!
Tucker hits the three in the near corner.
Giannis drops a long range effort!!
KD drops a three and gives the Nets the lead.
Under 8:30 to go in the third.
KD to the line, hits two of two.
Tip in from Lopez after following his own miss.
Middleton hits the three after starting 2-12 from the field.
Durant of the fall away in the lane, he's got 22 points.
Giannis goes hard to the rack, gets the lay up to go and the Bucks take the lead after a 7-0 run. Timeout Nets with 10 minutes to go in the third.
Tucker in the far corner for three.
Giannis with a pull up jumper from the FT line.
We are back in play in the second half from the Barclays Center.
Giannis is on pace for another 30/10 night after going to the halftime break with 15 points and 5 rebounds.
KD Leads all scorers with 20 first half points.
We are at halftime from Barclays Center. The Nets lead by 6 points after two quarter.
Giannis soaring for the alley oop from after the Holiday dish.
Giannis goes to the line and hits two of two.
Durant drops the midrange jumper.
Lopez on the feed from Midleton.
Harden gets the floater to go and gets the foul, FT is goo.
2:00 to go in the first half.
Giannis at the line hits one of two.
KD drops the floater from outside the lane.
Lopez using his strength to get to the basket.
Giannis missed the FT, and KD drops a three second after.
Giannis fouled by Griffin on the drive, Giannis AIR BALLS the first of two. Timeout Bucks with 3:50 to go
Blake dumps off to Harden for the easy two down the lane.
Under 5 to go in the second quarter.
Harris to the line, hits one of two.
6:20 to go in the second quarter.
Connaghton drops the three ball in transition .
Griffin crashing the boards and gets the tip if.
Tucker hitting the boards hard again. Nine offensive rebounds has lead to 12 Milaukee ponts.
Brown with the push shot in the paint.
Timeout Bucks with 8:28 left in the second quarter.
Lopez from the perimiter! He's got 8 points
Brown throws it down after the KD assist.
Lopez get the tip in after the second offensive reboud of the possestion.
Connaughton answers back with a Bucks three.
Griffin from the top of the key! Great hustle play from Brown to keep the play alive.
Durant spots up from three point range at the top of the key.
Both Giannis and Durant have 10 points after the opening 12 minutes.
The first quarter comes to a close with the homeside leading by 3.
KD shifting to the iron on the baseline.
Middleton gets the turn around J to go.
1 minute to go in the first quarter.
Brown picks up the loose ball in the paint and gets the floater to go
KD falling to the ground, gets it to go off the glass.
Brown hits Durant on the cut to the basket. Timeout Bucks with 2:38 to go in the first
Giannis gets the offensive rebound and put back and the foul. FT is good. 10 points for Giannis
KD to the line after the foul against Tucker. Durant makes one of two.
Holiday gets a friendly roll on the pull up from mid range.
Brown hit with a technical after a foul on Giannis around the rim. Tucker gets the FT to go.
Middleton drops a floater in the lane.
Griffin following the Harden miss
Harden to the line, gets two of two to go This is the first time we have seen him feel comfortable enough to drive in traffic .
Giannis pulls up off the dribble. He's got 7
Giannis goes strong to the rack, get the bucket and the foul, but misses the FT. A lot of heckling from the fans, who are keeping an eye on The Greek Freaks FT routine.
Brown hits a mid range jumper from outside the line.
Harden out of the timeout hits two of two from the line.
TImeout from Brooklyn with 6:42 to go in the first quarter.
Holiday crossing over in the paint and finishing off the glass.
Giannis hits a long ball from the top of the key.
Harris strings a three in transition off the cross court feed from Durant
Harden fouled on the three ball, goes to the line and hits all three
Durant on the pull up three ball.
Durant goes over Lopez and finishes in the paint.
Tucker on the pull up in the corner.
Lopez sinks a catch and shoot three ball to get the scoring started.
We are underway fro Brooklyn!
16,000 are expected to show to cheer on the Nets in Game 7.
The teams are being announed over the loud speaker at Barclays Center. We are just moments away from tip off.
Giannis is in the midst of a four game streak posting at least 30/10. He will have to have another incredible performance for the Bucks to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Big stat coming from NBA.com... Home teams own a record of 109-31 in Game 7s
Barclays Center has been a fortress for the Nets this postseason. They are undefeated at the Barclays Center in the Playoffs.
"It's all or nothing at this point," said Nets guard Joe Harris "It's the biggest game of the season. There'll be great energy in Barclays Center because we have unbelievable fans."
Hello everyone and welcome to the Barclays Center. Game 7 is just an hour away from tipping off.
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.