Nets’ Bruce Brown gets real after missing clutch buckets vs Bucks in Game 3
Bruce Brown was so close to being the savior for the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3. But, the basketball gods had other plans and the Milwaukee Bucks ended up salvaging their season with a slim three-point win to help them cut down the series deficit, 2-1.
Brown missed a couple of makeable shots in the clutch which eventually gave the home squad a chance to take the lead and capitalize on the Nets’ errors. With key guys from the Bucks not wasting their opportunity, Milwaukee ended up on top leaving Brown and the rest of the Nets scratching their heads thinking what could’ve been.
“We had great looks, but just didn’t make them tonight,” Brown said after the tough 86-83 loss (via YES Network).
Bruce Brown recaps Game 3: "They made one more shot than we did. We'll be ready for Sunday." pic.twitter.com/SIIIxBsOrY
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The 24-year old had a couple of decent looks down the stretch that would’ve changed the outcome of the game. The Nets were up by one with 24 seconds left where Brown had a huge opportunity to bring them up by three. Kyrie Irving set Brown up perfectly after a pick-and-roll but Brown, unfortunately, missed a contested floater.
After Jrue Holiday made a go-ahead bucket on the other end, Brown and the Nets had another shot of icing the game. On their next possession, as they were down by one, Brown ended up with the ball after a botched inbound play. The swingman drove hard to the basket with eight seconds left and decided to take it strongly to the hoop on his own. Brown ended up missing everything but the backboard which ultimately sealed the W for the Bucks.
Here’s the crazy sequence of events down the stretch (via Viral Sports):
“They made one more shot than we did. We’ll be ready for Sunday.” Brown added.
Brown did finish Game 3 with 16 points and 11 boards. Hopefully, for the Nets, Brown has a short memory and forgets all about his misses late in the game.