Day: June 18, 2021

Khris Middleton leads Bucks over Nets

Facing down the possibility of yet another ignominious Eastern Conference exit, the Milwaukee Bucks have forced a Game 7 against the NBA’s title favorites.

Behind a playoff career-high 38 points from Khris Middleton, the Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 104-89 on Thursday in Game 6 to even the series 3-3. The teams will play a Game 7 on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET in Brooklyn.

The win is a welcome response for the Bucks, who fell behind 3-2 after blowing a 17-point second-half lead in Game 5 despite facing the absence of Kyrie Irving and the struggles of James Harden. For fans of a team that has chronically underperformed in the playoffs, it felt like the inflection point of a familiar story.

Once again, the Bucks built up a big lead in Game 6, leading by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter. The Nets eroded the lead

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Tributes pour in for Christian Eriksen as Denmark falls to Belgium (video) [Video]

The start of Denmark’s first match since Christian Eriksen’s terrifying collapse, which ended in a 2-1 Belgium victory, saw a number of special moments.

The game opened with Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen scoring a goal in the second minute. The team’s celebration was emotional, to say the least:

A massive Eriksen jersey was also unfurled ahead of the match, dedicated to the still-hospitalized midfielder.

Fans from both sides also joined to show support for Eriksen:

Even Belgium joined in the 10th minute, when they agreed to stop play so the home crowd at Parken Stadium could deliver a loud ovation in honor of Eriksen, who wears No. 10 for Denmark.

Both teams stopped playing to join in the tribute:

That tribute was planned ahead of the match, with Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku telling reporters about it the previous day. Lukaku is teammates with Eriksen at Inter Milan and

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