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Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks 4/1/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

The Nets down to the Bucks in a hotly contested affair on April Fools’ Day. Brooklyn struggled to match the physicality and athleticism of Milwaukee and it ultimately was their downfall. Here’s how the game played out.

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1st Quarter:

  • Harris kicks off scoring with the three
  • Kurucs follows it up with one of his own
  • Rainbowwwwww floater from Russell
  • Nets down 21-9 halfway through the quarter
  • Brooklyn has missed seven straight shots
  • An Ed Davis tip in stops the scoring drought
  • Dinwiddie gets inside for the basket
  • A LeVert thee is a nice sight
  • A great drive by Caris
  • Nets down 20-35

2nd Quarter:

  • An offensive board to Russell earns him a trip to the line for a 3-point play opportunity
  • Caris L3v3rt
  • A D’Lo three trims the Bucks’ lead to 6
  • Carroll’s offensive board gets another second chance bucket for the Nets
  • Another three for Caris LeVert
  • Nets down 1
  • After trailing by as much as 22 Brooklyn have their first lead of the night after a monster play from Davis on the defensive end
  • A triple for Russell off a Harris feed
  • Nets trail 54-59 at the half

3rd Quarter:

  • Holy moly another insane floater from Russell
  • Backs it up with a steal that leads to a Carroll three
  • Jarrett Allen ties the lead back up
  • A tough, contested three from Russell
  • Allen bloks Giannis!
  • Allen rejects Lopez!
  • Dudley with a nice mid range jumper
  • Russell hits the layup
  • Controlled floater from Dinwiddie
  • Allen gives the Nets their largest lead, 3
  • Strong finish on the Harris drive
  • Off balance jumper from Dinwiddie
  • Carroll with the tough finish in the paint
  • Nets down by two heading into the final period

4th Quarter:

  • Lovely footwork and strength from LeVert on the drive
  • Much needed bucket from Harris
  • Caris hits the three to bring Milwaukee’s down to 4
  • Joe Harris heats up with a three
  • Carroll hits a timely three
  • Great probe by LeVert leads to an Allen dunk
  • Russell hits an off balance three
  • Strong finish off the offensive board from LeVert
  • Another strong finish from Carroll, this time on a drive
  • Tough jumper from LeVert
  • Russell knocks down a late layup
  • Despite a massive fight, the Nets go down to the Bucks