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Brooklyn @ Milwaukee

Regular Season Records: Brooklyn 3-2; Milwaukee 2-3

What to Know

The Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks will battle for a spot in the playoff semifinals at 8:30 p.m. ET June 17 at Fiserv Forum. Averaging 115 points per contest, the Brooklyn squad has been an offensive juggernaut in the playoffs, so hopefully Milwaukee's defense is prepared for a test.

The Bucks are out to make up for these teams' game on Tuesday. The Nets snuck past Milwaukee with a 114-108 victory. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 59-43 deficit. Power forward Kevin Durant took over for Brooklyn, finishing with 49 points (a whopping 43% of their total) and ten dimes in addition to 17 boards. That's KD's first triple-double of the season. Durant's points were the most he has had all season.

Despite Brooklyn winning this past one, the oddsmakers have Milwaukee as a 5.5-point favorite. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that the Nets are 9-4 against the spread when expected to lose.

Brooklyn's win lifted them to 3-2 while Milwaukee's loss dropped them down to 2-3. In their win, Brooklyn relied heavily on KD, who dropped a triple-double on 49 points, 17 rebounds, and ten assists. the Bucks will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: ESPN
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $90.00

Odds

The Bucks are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Nets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Bucks, as the game opened with the Bucks as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -113

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Series History

Milwaukee have won 17 out of their last 24 games against Brooklyn.

  • Jun 15, 2021 - Brooklyn 114 vs. Milwaukee 108
  • Jun 13, 2021 - Milwaukee 107 vs. Brooklyn 96
  • Jun 10, 2021 - Milwaukee 86 vs. Brooklyn 83
  • Jun 07, 2021 - Brooklyn 125 vs. Milwaukee 86
  • Jun 05, 2021 - Brooklyn 115 vs. Milwaukee 107
  • May 04, 2021 - Milwaukee 124 vs. Brooklyn 118
  • May 02, 2021 - Milwaukee 117 vs. Brooklyn 114
  • Jan 18, 2021 - Brooklyn 125 vs. Milwaukee 123
  • Aug 04, 2020 - Brooklyn 119 vs. Milwaukee 116
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Milwaukee 117 vs. Brooklyn 97
  • Apr 06, 2019 - Brooklyn 133 vs. Milwaukee 128
  • Apr 01, 2019 - Milwaukee 131 vs. Brooklyn 121
  • Feb 04, 2019 - Milwaukee 113 vs. Brooklyn 94
  • Dec 29, 2018 - Milwaukee 129 vs. Brooklyn 115
  • Apr 05, 2018 - Brooklyn 119 vs. Milwaukee 111
  • Feb 04, 2018 - Milwaukee 109 vs. Brooklyn 94
  • Jan 26, 2018 - Milwaukee 116 vs. Brooklyn 91
  • Feb 15, 2017 - Milwaukee 129 vs. Brooklyn 125
  • Dec 03, 2016 - Milwaukee 112 vs. Brooklyn 103
  • Dec 01, 2016 - Milwaukee 111 vs. Brooklyn 93
  • Oct 29, 2016 - Milwaukee 110 vs. Brooklyn 108
  • Mar 13, 2016 - Milwaukee 109 vs. Brooklyn 100
  • Nov 07, 2015 - Milwaukee 94 vs. Brooklyn 86
  • Nov 02, 2015 - Milwaukee 103 vs. Brooklyn 96