Harden and Durant combined for 64 points in a 125-123 victory over the Bucks
Brooklyn- James Harden and Kevin Durant could not be stopped, as the Nets pulled out a victory over the Bucks.
Coming off an explosive game on Saturday, Kevin Durant picked right back up from where he started against the Milwaukee Bucks. He was getting to his spots on the floor and was hitting them early on. The Nets' defense had trouble stopping the Bucks on the defensive side of the ball, as Milwaukee went on a 14-4 run to take the lead at the start of the second quarter.
Joe Harris and Jeff Green was balling in the first half. Both players were steaming from behind the arc and kept the game close mid-way in the second quarter. Green and Harris combined for 22 points to finish out the half. Despite scoring 29 points in the quarter, the Nets were clinging onto a 57-56 lead at the end of the break.
Durant and Harden took over in the second half. Both players got their teammates involved and put pressure on the Bucks 'defense by driving into the lane and either pulled up for a shot or kicked it out to an open shooter. Brooklyn started to pull away late into the third quarter and built up a double digit lead.
Things got tricky in the fourth, as the Nets turned the ball over six times in the fourth. With .10 seconds left in the game, the Nets defense did a good job with cutting off the Bucks shooters and forced them to take a bad shot to escape with a 125-123 victory.
Harden finished with 34 points, 12 assists, and 6 rebounds
Durant finished with 30 points, 6 assists, and 9 rebounds