The Milwaukee Bucks are still alive.
After a second-half collapse in their previous game put them on the brink of elimination, the Bucks didn’t fold when Game 6 got tight, and they pulled away for a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at Fiserv Forum.
That sets up a Game 7 in this second-round series at Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The home team has won every game in a battle that has swung dramatically back and forth.
he Bucks’ “Big Three” matched Brooklyn’s rotation in scoring.
Khris Middleton scored 38 points on 11-for-16 shooting and came up with timely buckets every time the game got close. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 points and 17 rebounds, rampaging to the rim instead of settling for jump shots. Jrue Holiday added 21 points, even though he struggled with his outside shot with 1-for-10 shooting on three-pointers.
After letting a 17-point lead slip away in Game 5, the Bucks had a comfortable lead dwindle to five points early in the fourth quarter in Game 6. But Middleton kickstarted a 14-0 run, and all the tension drained from the arena.