NBA: Milwaukee Bucks Beat Brooklyn Nets To Reach Eastern Conference Final

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points as the Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA Eastern Conference semi-final decider 115-111 against the Brooklyn Nets.

Kevin Durant scored 48 points for the Nets and tied the game at 109 with a second left to force overtime.

Durant thought he’d won the game but his toe was judged to be on the three-point line for the late effort as he earned two points instead of three before the Bucks went on to win.

The Bucks will now play the Atlanta Hawks or the Philadelphia 76ers in the final.

“I’ve never been in a game like this,” said Khris Middleton of the Bucks. “We got lucky with his toe being on the line.”

“I want to be great,” said Antetokounmpo. “We had to give everything. We knew we were going to be tired at the end of the game.”

Durant finished on the losing side, despite his tally of 48 being the most points scored in a game seven in NBA history.

“We got looks, we just didn’t knock them down,” he said.