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Brooklyn Nets Overpowers Milwaukee, Goes 2-0 in NBA East Semis


Brooklyn Nets mauled Milwaukee Bucks from start to finish to score a 125-86 victory in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night (Tuesday in the Philippines) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Kevin Durant spearheaded the offense with 32 points, including four three-point conversions, while Kyrie Irving added 22 markers as the Nets took a 2-0 edge in the best-of-seven series.

Joe Harris and Bruce Brown tallied 13 markers each, while Mike James contributed 10 markers for the Nets, which were without James Harden due to right hamstring injury.

The Nets set the tone early with consecutive baskets from Durant for a 36-19 advantage. The lead grew further in the second period with hits from Brown and Durant for a 65-41 halftime spread.

Brooklyn went on with its offensive dominance in the second half courtesy of Irving, Harris, James and Landry Shamet as the lead reached its largest at 123-74 on a triple by Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with double-double 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday chipped in 17 and 13 points, respectively.