Milwaukee vs Brooklyn Nets: will the game go according to the Bucks' plan?
We have made a prediction for the game between Milwaukee and Brooklyn, which will take place on June 18 at the Fiserv Forum arena. Will the hosts level the score in the series? - Find the answer below.
The Bucks dream of the gold rings, just like they did last season. The team is striving to finally win the championship, however, they will have to give their best in every game.
Milwaukee effortlessly defeated Miami, ending the series in four games. Miami simply gave away the initiative, which Chris Middleton and his team immediately took advantage of.
Mike Budenholzer's charges were matches against Brooklyn, who, with their stellar lineup, demonstrate wonderful basketball. The Nets have won two matches in a row, but most importantly, the club from Wisconsin managed to even the score in the series. After such a comeback, it seemed that the Bucks would just keep winning.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and his teammates did not expect a strong resistance in the last game. It was difficult to hold Kevin Durant back, who eventually scored 49 points and issued a triple-double. Now the hosts must win.
The Nets were going for the title from the start of the season. And it looks like they have a very good chance, at least Steve Nash's guys are trying their best.
In the first round of the playoffs, Brooklyn crushed Boston. Brad Stevens' charges tried to play on equal terms, but they fialed. The star trio simply did not leave a chance to the Celtics, winning the series after five games.
Their next opponent was one of the leaders of the East, Milwaukee. This was much more difficult for the Nets, although Brooklyn beat the Bucks at home in two games without serious problems. But they couldn't keep the advantage they had, as the Bucks leveled the score in the series.
In the fifth game, the Nets were an outsider, but the return of James Harden and the fantastic performance of Kevin Durant helped them to win (114-108). By the way, Durant simply tore apart the Bucks' defense, and after the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo called Kevin the best player in the world.
On average, the Bucks score 120 points per game.
The Nets average 118 points per game.
Four of the last five H2H games started with a two-point shot.
We can say that the second round of the playoffs is reaching the finishing line, although everything may still change. Brooklyn did their best, as Kyrie Irving was injured and James Harden returned only in the last game. The Nets are holding up pretty well. Milwaukee needs to win no matter what and level the score. The Bucks will play at home, which increases the chances of success, and there is no doubt that there will be a real battle on the court.
Our prediction - Milwaukee Bucks to win (including OT)
The opponents played quite actively in the last game and are unlikely to change their tactics, although this time we expect more pressure from the Bucks. The Nets will obviously not sit back in defense, so our second bet will be on total over 213.5 points