Game 3 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets series has been fantastic. The Bucks came out firing and had a huge lead after the first quarter before the Nets stormed back and came within single digits to go into the half. Then came the third quarter, and PJ Tucker and Kevin Durant exchanged pleasantries while receiving technical fouls in the process.
PJ Tucker and Durant going at it 👀pic.twitter.com/fSiCOoa1Ds
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 11, 2021
Tucker wasn’t backing down after Durant was a bit unhappy with the foul call and said some words towards Tucker. A security guard came in and made things worse, which is the opposite of what he should be doing.
The situation between Durant and Tucker will be one to keep an eye on as the game and the series progresses, especially with tensions running high with the Bucks down 2-0. The Bucks got embarrassed in Game 2 and came out ready to prove their worth as they ran away in the first quarter with a huge 30-11 lead.
Then the second quarter was all Nets as they scored 31 points and walked into the half down by just three points after a huge half from Bruce Brown of all people. Still, things continue to get chippy especially with the physical play of Tucker who has always been a bruiser and a grinder on both ends of the court and now has the tough task of guarding Durant, who is easily the best player on the Nets.
The Bucks are trying to avoid a 3-0 deficit, which is nearly impossible to come back from in any sport and the NBA is no exception. The PJ Tucker and Kevin Durant heat will be something to monitor going forward. There might be more fireworks.