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The Milwaukee Bucks were blown out by the Brooklyn Nets in Sport 2 of their Eastern Convention semifinal playoff sequence on Monday evening, and guard Jrue Holiday wasn’t overjoyed with the result.
“The loss sucks,” Holiday suggested newshounds following the 125-86 affair.
Holiday had 13 parts, four rebounds and three assists in the loss, but no Bucks participant reached the 20-level impress. Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a double-double with 18 parts and 11 rebounds, but it changed into as soon as no match for a Nets squad that boasted a blended 54 parts between Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Whereas the final rating doesn’t counsel it, the Bucks would possibly perchance perchance per chance perchance fetch gotten off easy, pondering James Harden and Jeff Inexperienced were both sidelined for the game.
Harden changed into as soon as facing correct hamstring tightness, while Inexperienced hasn’t performed in better than per week attributable to a foot tension.
“Whether or no longer you salvage beat by a degree or by 40, you need to to be ready for Sport 3,” head coach Mike Budenholzer suggested newshounds after the loss. “You gotta fetch a momentary memory. You gotta salvage yourself ready, impress what we now favor to enact to switch home and receive Sport 3.”
Sport 3 is Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. ET.