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Thursday’s 86-83 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks marked the first time this postseason that the Brooklyn Nets have faith proven any right cracks in their armor.
Following the Game 3 defeat, Kevin Durant lamented the Nets’ “hard” loss.
“I desire we would’ve made extra performs down the stretch,” Durant informed journalists. “That changed into once a difficult one. … I care for how we clawed abet into the sport, nevertheless I abominate how we began out that design.”
This sport changed into once very grand a throwback to postseason matchups from the previous know-how when features have faith been laborious to come abet by.
It before every thing regarded care for the Bucks have faith been going to cruise as they spread out a 30-11 lead at the stay of the first quarter.
Brooklyn largely erased that deficit within the 2d quarter when it outscored Milwaukee 31-15. The two teams combined for a total of 82 features within the 2d half.
Durant keep the Nets up 83-80 when he made a 3-pointer with 1: 23 final. The Bucks scored the final six features to select the want and web abet into the sequence.
Every teams shot under 40 p.c from the sector and combined to switch 14-of-63 from three-level vary.
Durant led the Nets with 30 features, nevertheless his 39.3 field-purpose percentage (11-of-28) changed into once his worst of the postseason. The crew’s 83 total features marked its fewest in a sport all season.
Despite the loss, Durant and the Nets will eye to take hang of a 3-1 sequence lead over Milwaukee in Game 4 on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET from Fiserv Dialogue board.