Bucks beat Celtics, advance to East final

Bucks beat Celtics, advance to East final

Antetokounmpo, one of the front-runners for NBA MVP, closed out the period with consecutive baskets, including a finger-roll layup that gave the Bucks an 80-62 lead. He stole an Irving pass and slammed it home to make it 65-52 with 6:45 left in the third quarter. Khris Middleton followed shortly after, crashing into Kyrie Irving. The Bucks have made eight more 3-pointers than the Celtics.

The crowd inside TD Garden, where Milwaukee lost to Boston four times in the playoffs last season, was deafening. Boston saw the return of Marcus Smart, who had been out since April 8 when he suffered a torn oblique, in Game 4 but he was a non-factor.

Each game of the Warriors/Rockets series has had the same pattern.

"Giannis, it's hard to find the words [for] what he does for our team, both ends of the court", Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said.

"There were so many questions that needed to be answered". Milwaukee has every reason in the world to get this series over with to rest up for the Eastern Conference finals (and a hoped for trip to the championship round).

The deciding factor in the Bucks' win was its bench. Based on the moneylines from Games 3 and 4, Game 6 would be about a pick'em. It's safe to say it's going to be a hectic offseason for Boston. "We did not mess around with the game".

"When you're dealing with these guys, if you let Klay (Thompson) and Steph (Curry) run around and shoot 3s you don't have no chance", Harden said. The Celtics, a young up-and-coming team seemed to be the flawless place for Irving. After dropping the series opener at home, the Bucks have taken control of the series and put Boston up against a wall. If you bet your $450 at +100, you would win up with $900 to wager on the final game.

In today's edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we hear about the reactions from the players and Coach Bud to their series-clinching Game 5 win, analysis of how that final game played out, and much more. These are three takeaways from their extremely disappointing Game 4 loss to the Bucks.

And he was joined by Kevon Looney, who was impactful in his minutes off the bench after struggling to do anything in the previous two games.

The Warriors know how vulnerable they are, especially the moment one of their stars has to sit.

"Whoever we have on the floor, it's not like, 'Oh, damn, we're stuck with these guys, '" Lopez said.

Midway through the third quarter, the Bucks trailed in Boston and here was the scene.

As of now, the Bucks are second in points per game (116.9) and third in points allowed (101.6) during the playoffs this season.

"Who cares? I'm a basketball player", said the six-time All-Star, who can become a free agent this summer. "That's how we were able to close the game". "It's still a winnable game".

The Rockets' edge comes with their depth, which could make them a little bit fresher in Game 5. At the end of the quarter, the Bucks led 80-72.

Game 5 could be the turning point for the Warriors dynasty. Team PBP announcer Jim Paschke eluded to George Hill being the biggest difference from last year's series, as he has outperformed his expectations. Worth nothing that Milwaukee is getting Power Rating and point spread respect, yet is still 7-1 against the spread so far in the postseason. Connaughton had 14 points.

"It's unbelievable. It was a team effort", said Antetokounmpo. They've already been defeated twice at home this postseason after suffering just one home playoff loss in Durant's first two years with the team.

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