Wednesday, December 8 2021
Kevin Durant pushes ball up the floor white uniform preseason Bucks

Kevin Durant pushes ball up the floor white uniform preseason Bucks

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and James Harden were on the court, so the Nets looked somewhat like the team Milwaukee remembers from its last trip to Brooklyn.

The players who helped the Bucks win that game just watched this one.

The Nets beat the Bucks 119-115 on Friday night in an exhibition rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference semifinals, which the Bucks won by outlasting the Nets in a Game 7 that went to overtime.

Durant scored 18 points and Joe Harris had 15 on five 3-pointers. Harden shot 3 for 9 and scored eight.

The teams will meet again Oct. 19 in Milwaukee in the NBA season opener and that’s when the Nets will see the real Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday all watched Friday’s game, along with Brook Lopez and key rotation players such as Bobby Portis and Pat Connaughton.

Jordan Nwora scored 30 points for Milwaukee and Elijah Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds.

The game in Brooklyn was one of two Game 7 rematches on Friday’s exhibition schedule. The Los Angeles Clippers played Dallas, the team they went the distance to beat in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

LeBron James and Russell Westbrook made their preseason debuts for the Lakers against Golden State, and Durant and Harden got their first game action for Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving was ineligible to play but the Nets got good news about him. The team was told Friday that its training center is considered a private facility and doesn’t fall under New York’s coronavirus vaccination mandate. Professional athletes in the city must be vaccinated to play or practice in public venues.

Coach Steve Nash said Irving could join the team for practice this weekend, though wasn’t sure if the All-Star guard would play Monday at Philadelphia because he hasn’t practiced since they returned from training camp in San Diego last Sunday.

“At least he can practice, but I mean we want him here for the whole thing,” Durant said.

Paul Millsap didn’t play for the Nets because of health and safety protocols.

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

Buster Posey's homer vs. Dodgers makes Giants playoff history

Next

Photos: Dodgers battles Giants in NLDS Game 1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Chauncey Billups says he’s not interested in Trail Blazers GM job

Chauncey Billups has interviewed for high-level front office positions before but has now settled in as the Trail Blazers coach. The Trail Blazers fired general manager Neil Olshey this week and have opened the door for a new GM search. Would Billups want the job? He politely said no thanks when asked about it. Chauncey […]

Read More

NBA Twitter reacts to James Bouknight’s monstrous putback slam

Charlotte Hornets rookie James Bouknight produced a career performance on Monday and also threw down a monstrous putback slam dunk that had social media talking afterward. Bouknight finished with 11 points, five rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes of action in the 127-124 overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He registered seven points alone […]

Read More

Kenyan Drake’s lower-body tackle | Last Call | Week 13

Kenyan Drake’s lower-body tackle ‘ Last Call ‘ Week 13 | FOX Sports Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino respond to Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake’s issue with a certain type of lower body tackle vs. the Washington Football Team. 3 HOURS AGO・NFL・4:26 top NFL videos Source: FOX Sports

Read More