Brooklyn Nets cruise to 1-0 series lead against Milwaukee Bucks

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) – The Brooklyn Nets cruised to a 1-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Playing at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the Nets' Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin made a double-double in a 115-107 home win.

Durant scored 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Griffin produced 18 points and 14 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving finished with 25 points.

For the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo played with 34 points and 11 rebounds as Brook Lopez helped his team with 19 points.

The Nets point guard James Harden was ruled out for the rest of the game with a right hamstring injury while he played 43 seconds against the Bucks.

The Los Angeles Clippers will host Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center in Game 7 on later on Sunday (Series tied 3-3).