The Bucks failed to capitalize on James Harden’s injury in Game 1 of this series and are now looking to avoid going 2-0 down.
They played a solid game overall, the shots were simply not falling for them, they went 44 percent from the field
Giannis had a solid game with 34 points and 11 rebounds, however Khris Middleton was a disappointment as he finished the game with just 13 points on 6-for-23 shooting.
The Milwaukee Bucks have covered well against elite teams in recent games.
They are 4-1 ATS in their last five against teams with winning home records, and they are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on one day’s rest.
Harden has been ruled out for Game 2 after his hamstring injury just a minute into this series.
The extent of the injury remains unknown, and the Nets are hoping to have him back at some point in this series.
Even without him though, Brooklyn played a really good game and never looked in danger of losing Game 1.
They made 15 of 40 attempts from deep and as usual Kevin Durant led the way with 29 points and ten rebounds. Kyrie Irving filled the void at the point-guard position with 25 points and eight assists.
The story of the game was Blake Griffin, who finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds in what was probably his best game as a Net so far.
Now, just one thing that should worry the Nets is they are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games against teams with a winning record.