Nets vs. Bucks score: Live NBA playoff updates as Kevin Durant, Brooklyn try to win series in Game 6

The Brooklyn Nets needed a historic performance from Kevin Durant in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series with the Milwaukee Bucks in order to pick up a win to give them a 3-2 lead. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will be ready to defend their home floor and fight for their playoff lives. After 36 minutes of play at Fiserv Forum, it is Antetokounmpo and the Bucks who own a double-digit lead over Durant and the Nets as we prepare to enter crunch time.  

While it is hard to imagine that James Harden will be as ineffective as he was on Tuesday night, Steve Nash and the Nets don’t want to bank on Durant having to drop nearly 50 points for Brooklyn to have a chance to win. On the other side of the equation, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer will have to come up with a game plan that will work for four quarters for Milwaukee. As we saw in Game 5, the Bucks looked dominant in the first half, only to be dominated by the Nets in the second half.  

For more on the NBA playoffs, we’ve got you covered with an in-depth look at the Bucks-Nets series, the round-by-round playoff schedule, a breakdown of our expert predictions for both the second round and the entire postseason. Follow below for all the real-time updates throughout Game 6 between Milwaukee and Brooklyn.