Milwaukee Bucks were trailing behind by 2-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series but forced a win in Game 3 by scoring the final six points to win by 86-83 and make the series 2-1 into this best-of-seven affair. Brooklyn Nets controlled the match once again and enjoyed a three-point lead with Kevin Durant’s 3-pointer with 83 seconds on the clock but could not force a win. Bucks laid waste to Durant’s 30 points effort when they grabbed the final shot to try to even the series.
Both the teams would meet on Sunday for Game 4. Both the team’s defense worked hard leaving just five players in double figures- Durant, Irving and Bruce Brown with his 16 points for the Nets, and for Bucks Khris Middleton scored 35 and Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 33 points. James Harden’s presence was missed on the court.