Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks fought to live another day after defeating Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets in a must-win Game 6 on Thursday. This only means that arguably the most anticipated Eastern Conference series is now headed to a deciding contest. On a blockbuster Saturday night, basketball fans will hear the two most beautiful words in sports: Game 7.

The Nets have the advantage of playing in front of their raucous home crowd at Barclays Center, where they are undefeated in the postseason. Both teams have also protected their home floor, so if that trend is going to follow, Brooklyn will come out the victor. However, sports have shown us that all narratives can be set aside and absolutely anything can happen in a Game 7.

With a ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals on the line, here are some bold predictions for this Saturday’s do-or-die contest between the Nets and Bucks.

1. Kyrie Irving will try to give it a go

There is still no report on Kyrie Irving’s status for Game 7 after sitting out the last two games due to a sprained right ankle. Previous reports indicated he may be out for the rest of the series. But with Brooklyn in a do-or-die situation, Uncle Drew might just try to give it a go.

James Harden came back in Game 5 and barely looked even half of his superstar self. Nonetheless, his presence alone still played a part in helping the Nets take the come-from-behind win. Taking on some of the playmaking duties allowed Kevin Durant to do his thing.

Perhaps Irving could also do the same for this win-or-go home game this Saturday. Joe Harris is still struggling mightily with his 3-ball, so maybe the seven-time All-Star’s presence could open up the floor for him to get the 47.5 percent sniper back on track. In addition, Irving being on the floor would be another threat the Bucks would need to address, so having him out there even just for a limited role would already be a huge boost for Brooklyn’s offense.

2. Kevin Durant will put up another Game 5-esque performance, but Giannis-Middleton combo will be too much

Kevin Durant put up an absolute masterpiece in Game 5 that gave Brooklyn the 3-2 series at the time. The two-time Finals MVP carried the Nets with 49 points (on 16-of-23 shooting), 17 rebounds, and 10 assists, pretty much doing everything to prevent heading into Milwaukee in a do-or-die situation.

Durant wasn’t quite as good in Game 6, going for just 32 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists. It was clearly not enough to match the stellar production from Milwaukee’s star duo of Khris Middleton (38 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, five steals) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (30 points, 17 rebounds, three assists).

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With both teams fighting for all the marbles, look for the stars to shine in what should be a bloodbath in Game 7. Durant is the lone healthy star remaining in Brooklyn’s Big Three. While it’s possible that he may have Harden and Irving with him, they may be still too hobbled to make a major impact. The Beard clearly still isn’t a hundred percent, while it isn’t even certain if Uncle Drew will play.

Meanwhile, the Bucks still have a clean bill of health with respect to their stars. With a chance to prove their naysayers wrong, Antetokounmpo and Middleton will definitely be locked in and could put up the same numbers — a combined 68 points and 27 rebounds — that they did in Game 6.

With KD essentially a one-man show, this could be just too much for the 32-year-old superstar, especially with the Bucks looking like they have learned from their past mistakes.

3. The Bucks will win and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals

As mentioned, anything can happen in a Game 7. However, if Games 5 and 6 will be any indication of how Saturday may go, there is good reason to believe the Bucks will actually get the job done.

Actually, even dating back to Game 3, Milwaukee has had control of the games majority of the time. They have had strong starts over the past four games of the series. Save for the massive collapse in Game 5, the Bucks have found a way to hold on and win these games after losing the first two in ugly fashion.

We’d like to think Milwaukee learned from their Game 5 meltdown, and their Game 6 adjustments showed that they have. They played some of the most horrible brand of basketball in the second half of Game 5, getting stuck with stagnant isolation-heavy offense that often generated difficult and contested shots. Their predictable play certainly played a major part in allowing Brooklyn to come back.

In Game 6, however, they made it a point to play with more flow and movement and attacked the basket as much as possible. Durant and the Nets still threatened to make a run multiple times much like in Game 5. However, the Bucks were able to have an answer each time as a result of better offense.

With that, it seems like the Bucks have figured out what works best for them. This will propel them to their second Eastern Conference Finals appearance in three years.