ESPN will host Thursday’s NBA playoff matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks with tip off set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this second-round NBA playoff matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
Brooklyn stepped on the gas the moment the series started, following up a 115-107 Game 1 victory with a 125-86 stomping of the Bucks in Game 2 on Monday. That has been in large part due to the brilliance of Kevin Durant, who netted 32 points on 66.7 percent shooting in the victory of Game 2. He and Kyrie Irving have been as advertised so far but will once again be without James Harden, who will sit out of Game 3 with hamstring tightness.
On the flip side, the three-seeded Milwaukee Bucks will have their backs against the wall as they try to avoid going down 3-0 in the East semifinal. Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has been effective by averaging 26 points and 11 rebounds through two games while Jrue Holdiday and Khris Middleton are both averaging 15. However, the Bucks haven’t been firing on all cylinders like they’ve needed to. The team is shooting a paltry 24.6 percent from three so far in this series and are yielding an average of 20.5 points to the Nets off turnovers. We’ll see if they can right the ship in Game 3.