Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Date and Time: Thursday, June 17,2021, 8:30 am Venue: Fiserv Forum Prediction: Brooklyn Nets Bookmaker: 1xbet
The second-round series between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks has turned completely around ever since Brooklyn took a 2-0 lead.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks stormed back at home in Games 3 and 4 to not only pull even in the East semifinal showdown, but to take momentum heading back to Brooklyn for Game 5. After a sluggish first half, the Nets storm back and erase a 17-point deficit as they try to pull off the comeback.
The Nets haven’t had James Harden for all but one minute in this series, but that’s changing in Game 5 as the All-Star guard is back in the lineup after testing his hamstring in the team’s pregame routine. Kevin Durant was tasked to carry the Nets mostly on his own in Game 4 after Kyrie Irving left with a bad ankle sprain, which will keep him sidelined for at least one more game.
Giannis has scored 30-plus points in each of the Bucks’ two wins, and will look to keep Brooklyn’s defense on its heels with eyes on taking a crucial 3-2 lead back to Milwaukee.