The Milwaukee Bucks welcome Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets for 6th game in the series. The 5th meeting between the two teams ended in the favour of Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Durant played the entire 48 minutes and delivered an astonishing performance. But with Kyrie Irving out with ankle problem the Nets will go back to their two best players in James Harden and Kevin Durant. Kevin Durant was a 100 percent fit but Harden was limited with his leg injury. I see Nets as the favorites. I haven´t been impressed with the Bucks attacking this series.
With a limited squad were only Kevin Durant was a star for the Nets Bucks still wasn´t able wo win. I believe that a Game 6 in Milwaukee won´t have that big of an effect.
Will the impact of missing Kyrie Irving Show on Thursday? Even-though people may think just cause they won game 5 without him, that they can win game 6 without Irving, I definitely think that is true. The impact of Irving on this squad is not on the same level as Durant or/and Harden, he´s only their 3rd player by quite some margin and has been a good defender for them, but with Blake Griffen stepping up something this team misses at times. I think we may see the impact of Griffen and Kevin Durant being enough to get Nets through to the Conference Finals.
Durant was terrific for the Nets in game 5, he had 49 points, 17 rebounds 10 assists and 2 steals and 2 blocks. Role players stepped up a-lot during the first 4 games Harden´s absence, and i know the Nets are a deep squad. With him back and a world class Kevin Durant they have a good chance of getting the W.
Hardens absence was overshadowed by Bucks poor shooting, but as of late the shooting has returned but the outcome was not far off. Nets won a surprising game 5 thanks to Durant and i think the picture will be the same on thursday.
Pick of the Game: Nets ML +175