Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks: Playoff, Schedule, and Predictions

Published 06/04/2021, 9:55 AM EDT
May 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) and Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) and Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) react during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


As the first round of playoff matches has ended, it is time for the conference semi-finals to take place. While the teams are setting themselves up for the knockout stages, one matchup includes the Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets. The reigning two-time MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo will take on Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.

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We expect fireworks in this matchup as the Nets have reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2014. The Nets defeated the Boston Celtics, while the Bucks swept past the Miami Heat.

So when do the games begin?

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May 2, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the fourth quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs Kevin Durant

The Brooklyn Nets are the favorites to win the match-up against the Bucks in what will be an exciting series. Despite having the reigning MVP on their side, the Bucks have all to do when they face the Nets to win the NBA championship.

The first two games will be held on June 5 and 7, while the Bucks will host the next two games. The remaining games will be scheduled if necessary. As the Nets were seeded second in the conference, they will have an extra home-court advantage in the series.

Giannis and co will look to take the lead against the Nets in game 1. However, with Harden, Kyrie, and KD, the Nets have a formidable line-up to break the Bucks down. In their last game against the Celtics, James Harden got a triple-double, as well as got 2 steals, and 2 blocks in a dominating performance. The incredible depth of the Nets roster will be the key to their success. Despite that, Giannis will hope to get past the Nets to cement his name in the franchise’s legacy.

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How strong are the Brooklyn Nets?

The Nets are one of the strongest teams in the division. With KD, Kyrie, and Harden, we have the three deadliest shooters in the league. James Harden has facilitated his role as a playmaker while also scoring crucial points with his infamous step-back three.

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Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) talks with forward Kevin Durant (7) during a free throw attempt by the Nets against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The first two games are key for the Bucks in order to gain an advantage going into game 3. But, it is not a straightforward task.

The Brooklyn Nets are the favorites to defeat Milwaukee Bucks in this series. However, the Bucks have a talented squad with Holiday, Middleton, and Lopez on the court. As we set the stage for this incredible series, who do you think will come on top?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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