NBA Playoffs 2021: Milwaukee Bucks survive Game 3 battle with Brooklyn Nets to close to 2-1 in the series
It wasn't pretty, but all the Milwaukee Bucks needed was a win and they got it in Game 3. Behind big performances from Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee survived to pull out the 86-83 win on their home floor.
The Milwaukee Bucks still have a pulse.
While Game 3 wasn't win-or-go-home, it might as well have been with no team in NBA history recovering from a 3-0 deficit to win a series.
Perhaps the tension of the moment contributed to the dour affair, with neither team executing offensively in the 86-83 tussle.
Milwaukee will now have a chance to tie the series on their home floor in Game 4.
It appeared Milwaukee had figured out their offensive woes in the first quarter.
Between an aggressive Giannis Antetokounmpo driving to the paint at will and the smooth moving Khris Middleton using screens to open himself up for jump shots, the Bucks were rolling.
Both Antetokounmpo and Middleton finished with 15 points and seven rebounds for the period, remarkably being the only Milwaukee players to score for the quarter.
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