Nets vs. Bucks live score, updates, highlights from Game 7 of NBA playoff series


The Nets and Bucks are squaring off in a Game 7 on Saturday night, with the winner advancing to the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals.

Brooklyn had a chance to eliminate Milwaukee on the road in Game 6, but Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for 68 points and the Bucks stayed alive with a 104-89 victory forcing a winner-take-all game at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

The Nets are going to be short-handed in Game 7, as they have been all series long. Kyrie Irving (ankle) will miss his third consecutive game, so Kevin Durant and James Harden will need to carry the load.

Durant has done most of the heavy lifting this series with Harden (hamstring) at less than 100 percent; the 7-0 forward has averaged 33.3 points per game during the first six.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Nets vs. Bucks to decide the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal series. Follow below for complete results from Game 7.

Nets vs. Bucks score

Game 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Nets 28 28
Bucks 25 25

Nets vs. Bucks live updates, highlights from Game 7

(All times Eastern)

9:06 p.m. — Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer is going to use Giannis a lot tonight. “We’ll play him as much as we need him,” the coach told the TNT broadcast between two quarters.

9:03 p.m. — Nets are up 28-25 at the end of the first quarter. They’re shooting 52.9 percent from the floor, but the Bucks are hanging in there. Durant and Antetokounmpo lead all scorers with 10 points each. Durant also had one of the best assists of the first quarter, as you can see below.

8:58 p.m. — Antetokounmpo is off to a great start. He has made four of his first five shots (10 points) and is doing it both near the rim and from distance.

8:51 p.m. — Bruce Brown just got whistled for a technical foul after he fouled Giannis going to the rack. The Brooklyn crowd wasn’t a fan of the call.

8:44 p.m. — At the first commercial break with 6:42 left in the first, Kevin Durant was leading all scorers with five points. He’s averaging 33.3 points per game this series.

8:41 p.m. — Giannis just took and made his first shot, a deep 3-point shot. That might be good news for the Bucks.

8:39 p.m. — Joe Harris had been 5 of 24 (20.8 percent) from 3-point range in his last four outings. He just made a wide-open one in transition to cap an 11-0 Brooklyn run. That might be bad news for the Bucks.

8:37 p.m.  Note: Charles Barkley actually did guarantee a win for the Bucks before the game. Take that for what it’s worth. 

8:34 p.m. — The Bucks get on the board first. Fittingly, Brook Lopez nails a corner 3-point shot against his former team to start the scoring.

8:33 p.m. — Bucks win the tip but Holiday comes up short on a midrange jump shot. Here we go.

8:22 p.m. — Charles Barkley seems confident that Milwaukee can win if they play sound basketball and get good games out of their role players. It wasn’t a Barkley guarantee, though.

8:15 p.m. — No surprises in either starting lineup. The Nets will start James Harden, Kevin Durant, Joe Harris, Bruce Brown and Blake Griffin. The Bucks will trot out Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, P.J. Tucker and Brook Lopez.

Nets vs. Bucks start time

  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: Watch TNT

Game 7 between the Nets and Bucks is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 19. It will be televised nationally on TNT.

NBA playoff schedule 2021

(All times Eastern)

June 20

Game Time National TV
Clippers vs. Suns 3:30 p.m. ABC
Hawks vs. 76ers 8 p.m. TNT

June 22

Game Time National TV
Clippers vs. Suns 9 p.m. ESPN

June 24

Game Time National TV
Suns vs. Clippers 9 p.m. ESPN

June 26

Game Time National TV
Suns vs. Clippers 9 p.m. ESPN

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