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Ersan, Middleton and Henson in for third OT.
This is gut-check time for Bucks but shows how hard they are playing for Kidd.
Giannis sticks with JJ and forces an airball at the horn. BLOSSOMING IN FRONT OF OUR EYES.
Giannis D on Joe Johnson forces him to shoot an airball. Can you go for 3 OTs?
Knight 3 ties it at 112. Shot with confidence.
Bucks run same play that got Middleton great look at end of Hornets loss. This time it's Knight who steps up and drills the HUGE 3 to tie.
Driving layup by Giannis gives him 18/10. Parker 23/7. Even if Bucks don't win, they're winning, you know?
Giannis digs to steal ball from Lopez and drives for bucket, cutting Bucks deficit to 110-109. Nets timeout.
Giannis and Knight missed jumpers and Nets lead by 3. Lopez misses but ball off Bucks.
Giannis scary fall turning his ankle, but walking it off. Looks like he's staying in.
Think he caught Knight's ankle. But Giannis staying in game.
Giannis went to grab rebound and went down hard. He is able to walk to bench and crowd cheers him.
Parker raced down and picked up his teammate off the floor. Crowd here is stunned.
Brandon Knight with the regular season miss of the century.
Knight steals pass but somehow misses layup that would give Bucks the win. Wow. Double overtime.
Giannis has been guarding Joe Johnson - always Nets' favorite option at end of game.
Two free throws by Mayo and yes, it's tied again at 105 with 21.2 left. Heck of a game for Kidd's return.
Bucks feeling pretty happy that Brook spiked that rather than just, you know, catching it.
Pachulia missed last 2 shots when Nets defense covered other options. Tied at 103 with 54.1 left.
Kidd: "Alright Zaza, we're gonna give you the ball and then just, like...I don't know, burrow."
Parker has 21 points and new career high.
Crazy that Mayo still ended up with a makeable shot from a couple feet away there. But hey, FREE BASKETBALL!?!?
Bucks had a chance to win but Mayo lost his dribble and wound up tossing up a shot. Overtime, tied at 95.
Some fantastic on-ball defense late from the Bucks sets up Mayo's tying layup and now a chance to win it with 4.7 seconds left. 95-95.
Kidd jumped high to signal timeout with 4.7 left after Garnett miss. I mean high.
Nets call timeout after Henson called for offensive foul with 1:26 left. Game tied at 93. Garnett had missed jumper on Nets possession.
Jabari rebounds Mayo miss and ties score at 93.
Parker and Giannis in for finish, it appears.
DWill picks Knight and scores as Bucks guard contests. Knight goes down hard but is back up as time is called. Nets 91, Bucks 87.
Knight's trying to make plays and he's not making them. And Giannis pops up off the bench...
Bucks hanging close, down 83-82 halfway through fourth quarter. Mayo and Ilyasova strong early in fourth.
Frisky Ersan > Hobo Ersan
Last Ilyasova bucket being reviewed to see if it was a three. Called a two on the floor. Replay shows foot barely on line. Still a 2.
A Mayo 3-pointer brings Bucks within 72-69 after 3 quarters. Giannis and Parker in attack mode. Parker with 17 and Giannis 14.
Lopez leads Nets with 16 points and has 5 rebs., 4 turnovers.
Moments ago Bucks were down 11. Now left-hand slam from Parker and drive by Knight cut Nets' lead to 60-57. Knight has FTA after timeout.
Beautiful chair pull from Sanders on Lopez.
Parker is only Bucks player in double figures at half with 11 points. Giannis with 6 points, 4 rebs. Bucks shooting 40.5%; Nets at 57.1%.
HT: Nets 49, Bucks 41. Nets called a timeout to set up final play but could not get a shot off in time. Jarrett Jack with 11 off bench.
Giannis can keep striding longer than defenders can keep defending.
ERSAN SCORED OUT OF THE POST ERSAN SCORED OUT OF THE POST ERSAN SCORED OUT OF THE PO
Jason Collins, who officially announced his retirement tonight, gets nice ovation from Barclays Center crowd.
End of one: Nets 24, Bucks 22. Parker with 10 for MKE.
Parker off to good start tonight with 8 points and 3 rebounds thus far. Bucks trail 18-16.
Crowd reaction to Kidd somewhat tepid. Boos when his name was announced but that was expected.
Larry Sanders is back in starting lineup after missing Tuesday night game with a left thigh injury. Kidd said it would be "game-time" dec.
At a pause in national anthem, Nets fan yells, "Kidd, you suck."
Kidd said Larry Sanders is a game-time decision. Zaza Pachulia will start again if Sanders is not able to go.
"It really helped me to see what type of people I was dealing with," Kidd said. "But I understand they did want to fire me in December."
Kidd was asked again whether talk he might be fired by the Nets last December contributed to his decision to go to the Bucks last summer.
"It's a what have you done for us lately model. So I understand everybody has their opinion.But it's business and I work for the Mke Bucks."
Kidd said he understands "Dr. J was Mr. Net and hopefully I could be in that same conversation. We did a lot for this franchise ...
I asked Kidd what he expects from crowd: "I honestly don't know. I've never been around them booing a coach. It's all new to me."
Media scrum for Kidd's pre-game was huge even by New York standards.
Milw mayor Tom Barrett wants to commit $124 million for a streetcar line. What a farce.
pops always told me put ya hat in the sleeve of ya jacket, you'll never lose it. still do it today
I see its 60 degrees in Florida …so ya’ll brought out all your winter gear for the big freeze lol turrrrrrible
Larry David da gawd
Good news: Jabari Parker shooting 53.5% from field over last six games. Bad news: Just 11 FTA in that span (63.6%). But progress.
Doing The Big 920 show today from Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. Some Bucks fans worry that Bucks are too good this year? Huh? Join me at 2pm
New York New York
Way to get over 500!!! We kept our poised down the stretch and came out with a big Win!! Off to New York!!!!
The Bucks are 4-1 at home right at this very moment in time. That is a good way to be.
Bucks nick Knicks 117-113. Zaza 14 pts, 13 Rebs. Ilyasova 20 pts.
Bayless throws ice it, saving us from another "should they foul intentionally while up 3???" conversation.
After all of that, the Knicks finish in second place in the game tonight.
If the Knicks had gotten it back, I'd have suggested they run the "uncontested Carmelo dunk" play again.
Ruling is confirmed. Bucks ball with 6.6 left.
Review after Giannis inbounds errant pass and J.R. Smith deflects while going up with Middleton. Call is Bucks ball but being reviewed.