Durant leads Nets to 2-0 lead over Bucks in playoffs

New York, Jun 7 (EFE).- Kevin Durant powered the Brooklyn Nets to a 125-86 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, resulting in a 2-0 advantage for the New York team in the best of seven NBA Eastern Conference playoffs.

Durant posted 32 points, six assists and four rebounds, and has now scored 25 or more points in six of his seven playoff games for the Nets.

Durant was supported by Kyrie Irving, who contributed 22 points, and Bruce Brown, who came in place of an injured James Harden and posted 13 points and six rebounds.

The Nets went on the offensive right from the start, while the Bucks were unable to hold them off for long.

The game was pretty much decided by the end of the second quarter at the Barclays Center, with the New York team enjoying a 65-41 advantage.

For the Bucks, Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 17 points and Jrue Holiday scored another 13, but it was not enough to prevent a humiliation before the Nets.

The Nets have managed to enjoy an imposing lead in the playoffs despite losing their star, Harden, to a hamstring injury only 43 seconds into the first game.

Nets coach Steve Nash said there were no updates about Harden or Jeff Green, who missed out his fifth consecutive match due to a plantar fascia strain in his left foot.

The third and fourth games of the best of seven contest will be held on Thursday and Sunday, respectively, at Milwaukee, where the Bucks will look to reverse their fortunes playing at home. EFE


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