Boston, Massachusetts 2021-06-19 23:42:23 –
New York (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks endured Kevin Durant’s NBA record of 48 points in Round 7 and defeated Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in extra time on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Janice Adetokumpo scored 40 points and 13 rebounds, and Khris Middleton shot a tiebreaker with 40 seconds remaining in the seventh extra time in 15 years.
KD forces overtime in Game 7! 🍿
— NBA (@NBA) June 20, 2021
When Durant missed the two jumpers, Bucks held up from there. The last air ball had 0.3 seconds left.
Middleton added 23 points and 10 rebounds to Bucks, who reached the East Final for the first time in three years. They will play either Philadelphia or Atlanta in a series starting Wednesday night.
Durant played all 53 minutes and forced the OT with a turnaround jumper just a few centimeters from the three pointers who won with two seconds left.
Middleton. clutch. pic.twitter.com/ybQWfn8415
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 20, 2021
He added nine rebounds and six assists, but not enough help for the injured Kyrie Irving to see from the baseline, and James Harden hamstringed most of the first four games. I couldn’t find a shot after I missed it because of the tightness of the string.
Harden had 22 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, but 17-5 from the field.
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