Bucks vs Nets In order to overcome a sluggish shooting start, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets (1-3) 110-99 on Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum to improve to 3-0. The Bucks did this by taking advantage of one of the worst defensive teams in the early part of the season.

The Nets were led by Kevin Durant (33 points) and Kyrie Irving, while Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points and Bobby Portis added 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench (27).

Here are some important lessons learned from the matchup with the Nets:

Kevin Durant vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bucks vs Nets In the NBA, teams win championships, but it’s the players who make the difference. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant were the stars of Wednesday night’s nationally televised ESPN game.

Although they don’t often really face off against one other on offense or defense, two of the best 75 players in league history were the centre of attention.

Despite the game’s worn-out vibe, neither player was let down. Durant led the Nets with 33 points, but Antetokounmpo recovered from a sluggish first half to finish with 43. By scoring 17 points combined in the third and fourth quarters, Antetokounmpo helped his team come back from a third-quarter deficit of 12 points.

Mike Budenholzer, the head coach of the Bucks, remarked, “I mean, that’s vintage Giannis.” He has given many outstanding performances, but tonight in the second half, he gave his everything. That’s definitely the finest. He was outstanding.

After going 3-for-10 to start the game, Antetokounmpo acknowledged that he intended to punish the Nets in the second.

According to Antetokounmpo, “I tried to be aggressive.” I made an effort to locate my teammates, but my main goal was to enter the paint. I wanted to enter the paint and then trust my gut feeling that I would be correct, whether it would be a pass or me attempting to finish.

On 10-of-23 shooting and 12 of 13 free throws, Durant scored 33 points. He also contributed three assists, six rebounds, and two shot blocks.