The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks faced off against each other on Wednesday night.
It was an intense game and very fun, especially for a preseason match, but the Nets were victorious in the end, winning 107-97.
The game was an opportunity for fans to see what the teams have in store for the months ahead.
KD and Giannis still cooking in preseason 👀 pic.twitter.com/2GQlJeCLSU
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 13, 2022
Both Antetokounmpo and Durant were on fire throughout the game.
Durant put up 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo was good for 24 points and 14 rebounds, claiming a double-double during his 32 minutes played.
Both guys were on the floor a lot (Durant also put in 31 minutes) which means that this game was a pretty good preview of what the regular season will bring.
The Nets ended up winning so why are the Bucks still the favorites to secure more wins during the regular season?
Bucks Bounce Back
Antetokounmpo and his team are looking to have a huge comeback season that will vault them back to the NBA Finals.
Most analysts and writers agree that they have a good chance of doing that.
The team will soon be healthy again and they still have Antetokounmpo in terrific shape with more fire under his feet than ever before.
The Nets will have a harder time redeeming themselves.
They haven’t quite figured out how to play like a cohesive unit because of so many obstacles, team changes, and disruptions to the lineup.
So, they have a lot of ground to make up in a short amount of time.
Still, their preseason win on Wednesday is a good sign that great things are possible.