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Durant Triple Lifts Brooklyn Past Milwaukee

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Kevin Durant drained a go-ahead triple as Brooklyn Nets pulled off a 125-123 escape over Milwaukee Bucks in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Monday night (Tuesday in the Philippines) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Trailing 122-123, Durant converted a triple from top of the key from a pass by James Harden to give the Nets a 125-123 edge with 36 seconds left. The Bucks had a chance to win it but were thwarted by the defense.

Durant finished the match with 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Harden chipped in 34 points, 12 assists and six rebounds as the Nets moved up to 9-5.

Brooklyn were holding to a 107-100 lead early in the fourth behind Harden’s basket but Milwaukee countered with a huge run to take a 117-114 advantage.

After the match was tied at 119-all, both teams traded leads with the Bucks tasting the lead for the last time at 123-122 on a triple by Khris Middleton but Durant countered with his three-pointer for the Nets.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up with 34 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, while Middleton and Jrue Holiday contributed 25 and 22, respectively, as the Bucks dropped to 9-5.

BOX SCORE:

BROOKLYN 125 — Harden 34, Durant 30, Harris 20, Green 14, Jordan 12, Brown 8, Shamet 5, Perry 2, Luwawu-Cabarrot 0.

MILWAUKEE 123 — Antetokounmpo 34, Middleton 25, Holiday 22, Lopez 15, Connaughton 9, DiVincenzo 8, Portis 4, Forbes 4, Augustin 2.

Quarterscores: 28-34, 57-56, 94-89, 125-123.