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Result: Brooklyn Nets take 3-2 lead over Milwaukee Bucks

Result: Brooklyn Nets take 3-2 lead over Milwaukee Bucks
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Durant finished with a stunning 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists.

Kevin Durant willed the Brooklyn Nets to a thrilling 114-108 victory over Milwaukee after the Bucks suffered a spectacular second-half collapse.

Tied at 2-2 headed into game five of their Eastern Conference semi-final series against a Brooklyn outfit missing Kyrie Irving and playing an injured James Harden, Milwaukee had a golden opportunity to rip the series away from the home side.

However, despite opening a 17-point lead in the first half, the Bucks crumbled in the second as they found themselves unable to stop the rampant Durant.

Ably supported by Jeff Green's 27 points, Durant lifted the Nets on his shoulders in what was an all-time playoffs performance.

The 32-year-old played all 48 minutes as he finished with 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, with 20 of his points coming in the first quarter alone.

It marked the first time a player has recorded at least 45 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a playoff game.

On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds, while Khris Middleton scored 25.

Both teams now head to Milwaukee for game six, with Brooklyn one more win away from the Eastern Conference finals.

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Saturday's key events


ROWING
· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

SHOOTING
· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

CYCLING
· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

TENNIS
· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

SWIMMING
· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

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