MILWAUKEE (AP) Allen Crabbe scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers in the closing minutes of a tight game, and the Brooklyn Nets shot 48 percent from behind the arc to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 119-111 on Thursday night.
The sharpshooting Nets were 19 of 39 from 3-point range, dealing a blow to the Bucks' hopes of moving up from the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Crabbe was clutch by hitting two of his five 3s over the final three minutes, the second coming with 1:18 left to give the Nets a six-point lead that sent Bucks fans to the exits.
This isn't the way the Bucks wanted to play a night after clinching its third postseason berth in four years thanks to Detroit's loss to Philadelphia. With the 53-loss Nets in town, Milwaukee had a prime opportunity to keep pace with Miami and Washington in the chase for the sixth and seventh seeds in the East.
Khris Middleton scored 31 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee. << Read more
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