The Milwaukee Bucks was looking for their first win Saturday when they came across a gritty, surprisingly competitive Brooklyn squad that just handled Indiana the other night.
Tied 108-108 with 11.6 seconds left, Jason Kidd put the ball and the Bucks’ fate in the hands of Jabari Parker in an isolation set. He made the smart move — and what the announcers wanted — and attacked the basket.
Brooklyn’s Justin Hamilton slid over to help and got a piece of the shot, but he had to leave John Henson to do so and nobody helped the helper — Henson tipped in the game-winner at the buzzer.
Rashad Vaughn had 22 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points and 11 boards to lead the Bucks. Bojan Bogdanovic had 26 for the Nets.
And more importantly, the Bucks are on the board.