Durant shines as Nets take 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

Brooklyn's Kevin Durant had 49 points as part of a triple double in one of the most dominating NBA playoff performances in history Tuesday as the Nets defeated Milwaukee, 114-108. The win puts the Nets one game away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.

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June 16, 2021 - 9:36 AM

The Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant, middle, drives to the net as the Milwaukee Bucks' P.J. Tucker, left, and Pat Connaughton defend during Game 5 of the NBA playoff series Tuesday. Photo by Elsa / Getty Images / TNS

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant has always been one of the NBA’s most unstoppable scorers.

The Brooklyn Nets needed much more than points Tuesday night, so Durant gave them one of the most spectacular performances in postseason history.

Durant had 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, sending the Nets back into the lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 114-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5.

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