Published: Sun, May 05, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Expect Intense Defense For An 'Under' When Bucks Head To Boston

Expect Intense Defense For An 'Under' When Bucks Head To Boston

Ainge was in Milwaukee to watch the Celtics' Game 2 loss to the Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Brogdon, who is recovering from a foot injury, is listed as out for the Bucks' Game 3 matchup against the Celtics in Boston.

Game four will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo starred as the MVP favourite had 32 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks to lead the way for the Bucks, who topped the East with 60 regular-season wins.

The Celtics started the game off strong with statement buckets from basketball savant Kyrie Irving, creating a 10-2 lead that felt destined to become a blowout game from the home team. Boston defeated the Bucks 112-90 on Sunday before Milwaukee took down the Celtics 123-102 on Tuesday night. When we were able to do that, he was able to get to the free-throw line, attack, get them on their heels a little bit. The Bucks scored 54 points in the paint to the Celtics' 24.

Though Irving swore and had the tone of someone complaining about officiating, he didn't really say anything egregious.

"I mean it's inevitable".

Will Barton made one of two free throws, giving Denver a 134-133 lead with one minute left in the fourth overtime. "I don't know if I can play the next game but I will do my best to be out there with my teammates", he said.

"I'm just gonna keep being aggressive". For the next 21:01 - almost a full half - the Blazers never went back to the line. That was the number of free-throw attempts he took, making 16.

"I've been playing basketball a lot longer than some of these people analysing the game", Irving said via ESPN's Jackie MacMullan. But even then, the Bucks have yet to drop back-to-back games this season and own the best regular season record and home record this year.

They connected on 11 of 18 from the field with Milwaukee guard George Hill draining a pair of three-pointers in a 12-0 scoring run.

Antetokounmpo, meanwhile, went through Boston's defense over and over, getting virtually every Celtics wing player in foul trouble and setting the tone for Milwaukee's takeover of the game in the second half.

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