NBA playoffs 2021: Five things the Milwaukee Bucks must do to get back into the series against the Brooklyn Nets

Stephen A. calls out Giannis, Bucks after 'national embarrassment' vs. Nets (2:25)

Stephen A. Smith takes aim at Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks after their 39-point loss against the Nets. (2:25)

After a glorious sweep of the Miami Heat in Round 1, the Milwaukee Bucks were the talk of the Eastern Conference. They dominated Miami on both ends of the court and arrived to the conference semifinals as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. But things change quickly in the playoffs, and under the bright lights of New York City, these Bucks look like deer caught in headlights.

Milwaukee is down 2-0 against the best offensive team in the NBA -- one that has put up 240 points through two games, despite having James Harden for just 43 seconds of the series. If the Bucks have any chance of staying alive in this series against Kevin Durant and the scorching Brooklyn Nets, they must find ways to win Games 3 and 4 on their home court.

So, what do the Bucks need to do? Let's start with the offense.