Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date and Time: Friday, June 11,2021 5:00 AM IST
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Prediction: Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have cruised to two straight victories in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks and lead the series 2-0.
Although James Harden is out with an injury for the time being, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have led the Brooklyn Nets to comfortable wins over a team that was expected to be title contenders.
The Milwaukee Bucks have seen poor shooting performances from the likes of Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. They shot at less than 30% from the 3-point line in the last game and were not allowed too many easy buckets. The Bucks were exploited in transition as poor ball movement and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s free throw shooting struggles condemned them to back-to-back losses.
The ease with which the Brooklyn Nets have gone past the Bucks in the past two meetings has been highly impressive. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are both in prolific form and were toying with defenders in Game 2. James Harden is out with an injury, but is expected to play a role in the upcoming games.
The Milwaukee Bucks need massive improvement on both ends of the court to challenge the Brooklyn Nets in the next games. Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton have looked ordinary, while Giannis Antetokounmpo has not found much room to maneuver against the Nets defense.
There is not much to suggest that the Milwaukee Bucks will respond on their home turf to take Game 3. The Nets will be counting on Harden’s availability despite the fact that Durant and Irving are in riveting form and have been able to help their team to easy victories so far The Brooklyn Nets are the clear favorites to win Game 3 as well.