The Miami Heat’s latest spurt might have run the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the playoffs.
Five points separated the Nets and the Bucks in their home-and-home set, and Brooklyn came away with two straight last-second victories.
Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and then his buzzer-beating jumper at the end of overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 26 points, including a critical putback in the final minute, and the Milwaukee Bucks held on.
The Nets fell to Milwaukee Bucks, 92-85 on Sunday night, spoiling Brook Lopez’s return.
The Bucks won for the sixth time in their last seven trips to New York, where they played better than a Knicks team that has lost five straight overall and heard frequent boos after turning the ball over or missing shots right at the rim all night.
Brandon Jennings scored a season-high 37 points, 16 during Milwaukee’s second straight dominant start against New York, and the Bucks sent the Knicks to their fifth consecutive loss, 102-96 on Friday night.
Of course the Knicks had to pull the trigger on a Carmelo Anthony trade. But questions surrounding the trade remain; mainly, did the Knicks have to give up so much?
The Carmelo Anthony saga is going to come down to one simple question that only one person can answer. What’s the most important thing to Carmelo Anthony?
Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Drew Gooden added 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks broke out of an early season shooting slump to beat the New York Knicks 107-80 on Tuesday night.