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NBA Playoffs Game 3 Live Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 PM EST

2021 NBA Playoffs - Milwaukee Bucks v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

You can’t ask for better than a 2-0 series lead and coming off a Game 2 blowout without one of your top 3 players in the lineup.

That’s where the Brooklyn Nets find themselves on Thursday night, in Milwaukee where they look to go up 3-0 in the series.

Once again the Nets will be without James Harden and Jeff Green, but both players seem to be “progressing nicely,” as our Chris Milholen reports.

I’m not necessarily expecting another huge blowout, but with the way both teams are playing... ya never know.

Join us, as always, after tonight’s game on Clubhouse for a live chat!

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (2-0) at Milwaukee Bucks (0-2)

WHERE: ESPN (tv and streaming), WFAN-FM (radio)

Game Preview.

We mentioned Kyrie Irving’s eh second half in G1 and noted that he got a bit unlucky as his shots rimmed out. That wasn’t the case in G2 as his 9-17 from the field and 4-8 from downtown had the Bucks off kilter. He’s been able to break down the Bucks defense at every turn and even in the instances where they do a great job playing individual defense, he just rises up and buries a jumper in your face anyway.

It’s making for a difficult time for Jrue Holiday and considering his role in facilitating the Bucks offense, he has to get it back in track. So many times in this series the Bucks have just rushed shots up way too early in the shot clock in an attempt to match the Nets shot for shot. As the point guard, Holiday has to set his guys up, keep them playing at a good tempo, and try to attack the Nets defense. Holiday is a good player and he might be due for a breakout performance.

For more on the Bucks, check out Brew Hoop.