Milwaukee Bucks (9-4, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (8-6, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Brooklyn; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hosts the Milwaukee Bucks after Kevin Durant scored 42 points in the Nets' 122-115 victory against the Magic. Brooklyn finished 35-37 overall and 20-16 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Nets averaged 14.8 points off of turnovers, 13.6 second chance points and 36.7 bench points last season. Milwaukee finished 56-17 overall and 37-7 in Eastern Conference games during the 2019-20 season. The Bucks averaged 118.7 points per game last season, 18.3 on free throws and 41.4 from beyond the arc. The teams meet Monday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Nets: Nicolas Claxton: out (right knee), Spencer Dinwiddie: out for season (acl), Kyrie Irving: day to day (health and safety protocols). Bucks: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Two-time MVP winner Antetokounmpo hit 14-of-21 shots from the floor and Khris Middleton finished with 25 points for the host Bucks, who have won seven of their last eight games.
Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points despite going just 1-10 from the line.