The shorthanded Nets stunned the Bucks in Orlando. Brooklyn won 119-116 despite missing Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot led the way with 26 points. Chris Chiozza had 10 points and 10 assists off the bench. Garrett Temple finished with 19 points including a clutch shot late in the game.
Jeremiah Martin got a crucial defense stop when he knocked the bat away from Donte DiVincenzo during the game’s final possession.
Brooklyn is now eight games ahead of the Washington Wizards for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Bucks rested Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton in the second half, but that shouldn’t take away from Brooklyn’s impressive performance.
The Nets are back in action tomorrow against the Boston Celtics.