The Milwaukee of star player Giannis Antetokounmpo, good for 40 points on Saturday, has qualified for the final of the Eastern Conference in the NBA. The Bucks won the decisive game at Brooklyn after 111-115 extra time. Even a historic performance by Kevin Durant (48 points) was not enough for the Nets. Durant had forced extra time a second before the end of regulation time with an impossible shot.
For Milwaukee, it is a return to the division finals after two years. Then lost to later champions Toronto. This time, the Wisconsin team will face either Philadelphia or Atlanta. Both teams will play their seventh game in the play-offs on Sunday evening.
For Brooklyn, the elimination is a disappointment. With the ‘Big 3’ – Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving – the ambition with the Nets was the title. Irving missed the last three games with an injury. Harden was stuck at a disappointing 22 points on Saturday.