SportsNBA

Actions

Luwawu-Cabarrot leads Nets over Bucks 119-116

Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot
Posted at 4:41 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 16:43:29-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3s to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 16 points playing only the first half for Milwaukee, which now has lost two of three seeding games.

The Nets have a patchwork lineup but are fighting Orlando for seventh place in the East and putting more distance between ninth-place Washington as they try to avoid a play-in for the final postseason spot.