Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton lead Bucks to narrow win over Nets in Game 3

Khris Middleton hit two key free throws late in Game 3.

It took three games, but the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks finally gave fans the playoff series they’ve been expecting. The two teams battled back-and-forth throughout the contest, but it was the Bucks who came out on top, 86-83, in Game 3.

The game came down to a tense fourth quarter, but it didn’t look like things would get there early on. The Bucks got out to a tremendous start, scoring the first nine points of the game. By the end of the quarter, the Bucks led 30-11. It looked like the team would finally put up a dominant performance in the series.

The second quarter told a completely different story. The Nets bounced back, outscoring the Bucks 31-15 in the second and cutting Milwaukee’s lead to just three points.

By the third quarter, both teams fell into their grooves. The Nets managed to cut the lead down two points before the start of the fourth quarter.