In an epic showdown among some of the league's most talented stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 49 points to outduel Kevin Durant's 42 and lift the Milwaukee Bucks to a 117-114 victory over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The game -- which came down to the final seconds -- was one that many considered to be a potential Eastern Conference finals preview.

"You want to be a part of games like this," Antetokounmpo said afterward. "Growing up, you want to play against the best; and coming down to the wire, going back and forth, that's what you always dreamed about."

Durant shot 16-of-33 from the field and had 10 rebounds, two assists and a steal to go along with his dominant scoring. Antetokounmpo was 21-for-36 from the field -- including 4-of-8 from 3.

The Nets and Bucks alternated leads well into the fourth quarter. The Bucks had a three-point lead with just 3.6 seconds remaining when Durant missed a 28-foot shot that would have tied the game.