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It used to be completely surprising to watch Bruce Brown and never Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant utilizing toward the basket in the final seconds of the Brooklyn Nets’ 86-83 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.
Brooklyn had the ball down one with a likelihood to gallop ahead, but Brown overlooked his shot in the lane. The Bucks didn’t watch support from there and now chase correct 2-1 in the 2nd-spherical series.
“On the total, Bruce puts us in a worthy pronounce to at least occupy one thing on the rim that goes in, but tonight it correct didn’t gallop for us,” Irving informed journalists. “Or not it is a ways not on him. Or not it is a ways not on anybody particular person. Actual obtained to make.”
Brown does not deserve grand blame on legend of he used to be the handiest one who saved the Nets interior striking distance for prolonged stretches.
After the guests fell in the support of by 21 in the foremost quarter, he spearheaded the comeback with extra than one floaters in the lane over Brook Lopez and intrepid rebounds on his system to 16 factors and 11 boards.
That effort helped encourage it stop even when Durant and Irving had been a mixed 20-of-50 from the discipline, but it completely in the kill wasn’t ample.
Brooklyn will watch to defend a commanding 3-1 lead in Sunday’s Game 4.