Bucks defeat Nets in game 7, advance to ECF

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The Bucks eliminated the Nets in game 7 after a 115-11 overtime victory.

In what was probably the most thrilling game of the playoffs so far, Milwaukee pulled off the upset after a rollercoaster of a series.

With a new all-star loaded team in Brooklyn, and the uncertainty about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ability to lead a team to a deep postseason run, it was no surprise that the Nets were the favorites to win this matchup.

However, Giannis and the Bucks proved that they can get the job done when it matters most, and showed that they are the team to beat in the east.

They will be heading to their first eastern conference championship since 2001, as they await the winner of the Sixers and Hawks.

Game 7 stats

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Brooklyn Nets froward Blake Griffin going after a loose ball.
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Going up against one of the most talented teams in the league, the Bucks needed all the help that they could get.

Leading the way in game 7 for Milwaukee was Antetokounmpo, who finished with 40 points and 13 rebounds.

All five of the team’s starters scored in double figures as Khris Middleton added 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Brook Lopez totaled 19 points.

Guard Jrue Holiday had 13 points on the night, and forward P.J. Tucker added 11 points.

While Brooklyn was playing without star guard Kyrie Irving, they did not go down without a fight.

The Nets also had all five of their starters score in double figures, with star forward Kevin Durant totaling a game high 48 points.

Guards James Harden and Bruce Brown combined for 36 points, helping to make up for the absence of Irving.

Despite the stuffed stat sheet, it was the Bucks who would prevail in overtime, shaking up the postseason even more.

They will look to win their first NBA championship since 1971.

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