Durant's big performance gives Nets to 3-2 series lead over Bucks

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) – Kevin Durant's triple-double sent Brooklyn Nets to a 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.

Nets' Durant posted a triple-double with 49 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists while he became the first player in history to score +45 points, +15 rebounds, and +10 assists in a playoff game.

The superstar never subbed, played the whole 48 minutes.

Jeff Green scored 27 points while Blake Griffin helped his team with 17 points in 114-108 victory.

For the losing side, Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo made a double-double with 34 points and 12 rebounds.

Khris Middleton scored 25 points as Jrue Holiday finished with 19 points at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.