Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden, right, is guarded by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA
basketball playoff series Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)AP
By Brian Fonseca | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The Milwaukee Bucks, led by forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, face the Brooklyn Nets, led by Kevin Durant, in a deciding Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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The winner advances to meet the winner of the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks.
The Bucks won Game 6, 104-89, on Thursday night. Khris Middleton scored 38 points to lead the Bucks, while Kevin Durant scored 32 points for the Nets.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Bucks vs. Nets
What: NBA Eastern Conference semifinal, Game 7
When: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
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Live stream: Hulu (free trial), Sling
Line: Bucks -1
TOP PERFORMERS: Durant leads the Nets scoring 26.9 points per game, and is averaging 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists. Harden is averaging 13.9 points and six assists over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks averaging 28.1 points and is adding 11.0 rebounds. Middleton is averaging 23.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 48.0% over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Nets: Averaging 112.6 points, 42.3 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.4 points on 43.9% shooting.
Bucks: Averaging 107.2 points, 52.2 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.4 points on 43.0% shooting.
Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie: out (knee), Kyrie Irving: out (ankle).
Bucks: Jordan Nwora: out (thigh), Donte DiVincenzo: out for season (foot).