Sport: NBA Playoffs 2021: Game 7 fast facts and history for Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks

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After a historic all-time performance from Kevin Durant in Game 5, the Bucks take care of business back home with a comfortable 104-89 to force a Game 7.

This is going to be the second Game 7 of the 2021 postseason and the 141st in NBA history with the higher seed holding a record of 109-31 (77.9%) in the previous 140.

If the Nets win Game 7, the home teams will be an unbeaten 7-0 in the series, and the franchise will advance to their third Conference Finals since joining the NBA in 1976-77. It's their first trip back to the Conference Finals since their previous NBA Finals visit in 2013 and also the first since moving to Brooklyn.

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For the Bucks, if they win Game 7 on the road, they will advance to their second Conference Finals in the last three years having previously reached that stage in 2019.

That said, let's take a quick look at how both franchises have fared in Game 7s in the past.

Brooklyn Nets

  • This is just the fourth Game 7 in franchise history since joining the NBA. They hold a 1-2 record in the previous three instances.
  • Their most recent 'winner-take-all' contest, a win, came in the first round of the 2014 playoffs against the Toronto Raptors. That win was sealed by a clutch block in the final seconds courtesy of Paul Pierce.
  • This will be the first Game 7 for Steve Nash as a head coach.
  • Kevin Durant has featured in four Game 7s in his career and holds a record of 3-1 with his only loss coming in the 2016 Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, who came back from a 3-1 series deficit.
  • For James Harden, this will be the fifth Game 7 of his career and he also holds a record of 3-1 in the previous four with his only loss coming in the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Milwaukee Bucks

  • This is the 11th Game 7 in franchise history and the Bucks hold a 2-8 record.
  • Their last 'winner-take-all' game, a loss, was in the first round of the 2018 playoffs against the Boston Celtics.
  • Although Mike Budenholzer has been a head coach in the NBA for eight straight seasons, this is just his second Game 7. He lost his first Game 7 in the first round of the 2014 playoffs against the top-seeded Indiana Pacers.
  • This is the second career Game 7 for both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, having lost their first back in 2018 against the Celtics.

What to expect?

Through six games of this series, we have got a 39-point blowout and a 86-83 slugfest. How will Game 7 pan out?

According to FiveThirtyEight's NBA Predictions model, the Nets are 59% favourites to win Game 7. Both teams will take the floor for the one win-or-go-home game on Saturday, June 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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