For Brooklyn Nets, they blew away Milwaukee Bucks in match two of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kevin Durant scored 32 points in three quarters, sending his team halfway to the Eastern Conference finals with a 125-86 rampage of the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
Even though Nets played without an injured James Harden, they showed no signs of slowing down. They led by as much as 49 points and held the NBA’s highest-scoring team 34 points below its season average.
Apart from Durant, Kyrie Irving added 22 points and Bruce Brown, who took Harden's place, returned with 13 points and six rebounds.
All night long, the Nets dismantled the Bucks' defense with their dribble, setting up uncontested shots. Nets shot 52% from the field and were 21 for 42 from the 3-point range.
The Bucks, on the other hand, won their first-round series against Miami but now, they need a big turnaround when they get back home to avoid being swept themselves now.
For Buck, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 18 points and 11 rebounds. He was outclassed by Durant in a matchup of NBA MVP winners.
Khris Middleton returned with 17 points and Jrue Holiday had 13.
Game 3 is Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Bucks beat the Nets twice in May while Harden was out with a right hamstring injury.