Milwaukee, US, Jun 13 (EFE).- Two-time NBA most valuable player Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and made 12 rebounds and 3 assists to take the Milwaukee Bucks to a series-tying 107-96 win against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinals at Fiserv Forum on Sunday.
Khris Middleton also played a decisive role in the Bucks’ attack with 19 points, eight assists, four rebounds and two steals as he and Antetokounmpo together scored 79 percent of their team’s points.
The absence of his Big Three partners, James Harden, who did not play due to a hamstring injury, and Kyrie Irving, who missed the second half of the game after spraining his ankle, put even more pressure on Nets’ star forward Kevin Durant, who spearheaded his team’s attack with a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Game 5 will be played at the Barclays Center in New York City, where the Nets may be without two of the Big Three. EFE