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Brooklyn Nets stun the Milwaukee Bucks on the road, 119-111 (Highlights)

The Brooklyn Nets pick up their first win in Milwaukee since 2014 behind a strong three-point shooting performance.

  • Brooklyn Nets 119 (26-53)
  • Milwaukee Bucks 111 (42-37)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brooklyn entered tonight’s match-up playing without DeMarre Carroll, Dante Cunningham and Jahlil Okafor, all out with injuries.

The Brooklyn Nets started the first quarter with an aggressive tone taking an early lead. Nets guard D’Angelo Russell stayed hot throughout the first quarter shooting the ball with confidence and consistency. Russell put on a dribbling clinic to go along with his confident shooting leaving defenders on their heels.

At the end of the first quarter, Brooklyn led Milwaukee 30-24. The Nets shot 61 percent from the field, going 6-of-11 from behind the arc. Russell led the Nets in scoring with 13 points in 10 minutes of play.

Brooklyn maintained the same offensive aggression in the second quarter. The Nets showed beautiful ball movement. With just under three minutes to play in the first half, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson drove down the baseline leading to another three-pointer by Russell growing Brooklyn’s lead to seven points.

At the end of the first half, Russell had already tallied 18 points and four assists in 15 minutes of play, leading Brooklyn to the locker room with a 55-45 lead.

The Nets started off the third quarter right where they left off. Russell continued to shoot the ball with the hot hand and growing Brooklyn’s lead. The Nets continued their consistent scoring early in the third but ran into trouble with seven minutes remaining.

Brooklyn faced foul trouble putting them over the limit helping Milwaukee cut the Nets lead to a single possession. Despite the foul trouble, Brooklyn played good defense forced Milwaukee to miss shots and hold the lead.

With four minutes remaining in the third, the Bucks started to heat up.

Milwaukee started to attack the basket and force fouls leading to easy points at the free throw line evaporating Brooklyn’s lead and forcing head coach Kenny Atkinson to sub in Timofey Mozgov for defensive purposes. With just over two minutes to play in the third, Milwaukee take their first but that did not last long. Brooklyn ended the quarter spread the floor nailing handfuls of three-pointers.

Milwaukee ended up scoring a total of 36 points in the third and cutting Brooklyn’s lead. At the end of the third quarter, Brooklyn lead the Bucks 83-81 behind Russell’s 22 points.

Early in the fourth, Brooklyn began to turn on the jets and execute on a number of drives forcing Milwaukee to foul leading to easy free-throw points.

With 1:17 remaining in the game, Crabbe knocks down back-to-back clutch three-point shots to grow the Nets lead to six and Milwaukee to call timeout with a stunned Bucks crowd. Brooklyn ends the game on a 19-8 scoring run to come away with the road win.

Crabbe ends his big night scoring 25 points and seven rebounds. Nets big man Jarrett Allen recorded a career-high five blocks.

The Brooklyn Nets look to steal another road win this Saturday against the Chicago Bulls.

Chris "Cruise" Milholen grew up and still lives in Bergen County, NJ. He is a huge fan of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Yankees. Chris is currently a student at Montclair State University (Class of 2020) studying Television and Digital Media with a concentration in Sports Media and Journalism and minoring in Sociology. Chris is a sports columist for ElitesportsNY covering the Brooklyn Nets and National/International basketball news. Chris is also a sports columnist for FanSided (Nothin' But Nets) and The Montclarion Newspaper.