Draymond Green, LaMelo Ball and Others React to Giannis Antetokounmpo Leading Bucks To Win Over Nets in Game 3

Published 06/10/2021, 10:31 PM EDT
Jun 10, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) yells in the face of Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) in the third quarter during game three in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets faced the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 of their series tonight. After coming out all guns blazing in the previous two games, the Nets’ offense lacked firepower tonight. The Bucks were equally struggling, but somehow managed to grab their first win of the series.

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The Nets shot atrociously from the field and weren’t able to cross the 40% FG mark. Kevin Durant looked like a shadow of himself, while Kyrie Irving still had a decent game. The Bucks’ FG was similar to the Nets, but their fourth quarter heroics won the game for them. They stepped up on both ends in the crucial moments to seal the win.

It was a highly intense game. Durant was jawing with Buck’s PJ Tucker and as it got uglier, security had to step in to solve the mess. Many NBA players, both current and former players like Draymond Green, Kendrick Perkins tweeted about the game. Green pointed out how the game has gone soft, while Perkins blamed Steve Nash for the loss.

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Heading into this series, many predicted the Bucks to prevail over the Nets super team. They felt the Nets didn’t have what it takes to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo. And these odds only got better when James Harden was injured a minute into Game 1.

Jun 1, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) reacts after a basket against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of game five of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

But unfortunately for the Bucks fans, their team never showed up in the first two games. They lost by eight points in the first game, where Giannis failed to get support from Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. Game 2 was worse, as none of them showed up. It was a disastrous game which ended in a 39-point blowout loss for them.

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So after being embarrassed in the first two games, the Bucks had to show up tonight. It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, as they nearly fell to a game winner from Durant. They desperately needed this win to stay afloat, and they did so with some important defensive stops in the clutch. They now have momentum on their side, and will be expected to win Game 4 at home.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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