The No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks will face the No. 2 seed Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The Bucks knocked off the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat in convincing fashion — a 4-0 sweep. The Nets took down the No. 7 seed Boston Celtics in five games, a gentleman’s sweep. The Nets and Bucks enter the series as 1-2 in terms of odds to come out of the East and odds to win the NBA championship this season.
These two teams met three times during the shortened regular season. The Nets won the first meeting back in January 125-123, while the Bucks took the next two matchups, which came during a back-to-back set between the teams. All three games were decided by at least 6 points, so we should expect a very tight second-round series, one that could decide who advances to the NBA Finals out of the East. You’ve got the reigning two-time MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo, trying to get over the hump and reach his first Finals. Then the other side you have three superstars in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, who have three championships between the three of them.
Here we’ll be tracking everything you need to know for the Bucks-Celtics series, including picks, injuries and the schedule. We know that Game 1 of this series will be Saturday, June 5th. We’ll provide the full schedule when it’s released.
Bucks vs. Nets schedule
Game 1: Nets 115, Bucks 107
Game 2: Nets 125, Bucks 86
Game 3: Bucks 86, Nets 83
Game 4: Bucks 107, Nets 96
Game 5: Nets 114, Bucks 108
Game 6: Bucks 104, Nets 89
Game 7: Bucks at Nets, Saturday, June 19th, 8:30 p.m. TNT