But the Celtics responded with an 11-2 run, capped by a banked in three-pointer by Brown to push their lead back up to 118-99. The Bucks will be throwing their best punch in this spot as it's do-or-die for them. They ranked 25th in attempted threes during the regular season and they don't shy away from the mid-range game as drastically as most teams do in today's game. "Teams have been writing us off all year, and we just keep proving people wrong". They are 19-26 ATS as a favorite this year but they did go 31-17 SU in those contests.
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The Celtics are still reeling from confirmation that star Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the season. They are 4-1 ATS and 3-2 SU in their last five in Milwaukee.
Hard to imagine why he might feel that way, except for the whole "that guy's been summarily outplaying me" thing. Boston is now in command of the best-of-seven matchup despite not having Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward or Marcus Smart.
The second-year guard put both of his hands on the smoldering surface and soaked up the burn Tuesday night as he delivered a playoff career-high 30 points - including five 3-pointers - in Boston's 120-106 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.
"I just got that confidence", Rozier said.
Game 3 will be Friday night as the series shifts to Milwaukee, but it's safe to say that it's a must win game for the Bucks, as no team in National Basketball Association history has come back to win a series down 0-3. Al Horford led the way with a remarkable all-around performance of 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals. You can see that in the effort, the strategy and the turnovers.
Early in Game 2, those same Bucks' struggles appeared again.
Baynes finished the game with six points, six rebounds and two blocks.
The Bucks lost despite shooting 59 per cent from the field and 41 per cent from beyond the arc. Joe Prunty searched all night long for answers for Milwaukee, playing all 13 of his available players, with 12 of them checking in before Prunty officially waived the white flag. Along with a supporting cast featuring Eric Bledsoe, Jabari Parker, and Khris Middleton. Rozier freed himself to take the shot with a nifty crossover that mixed Bledsoe up pretty badly. Maybe he gets fired up for this game.
Milwaukee will host games three and four and Celtics coach Brad Stevens warned his players not to relax. They also need to play stronger team defense. There is still a chance that the Celtics will lose this series to the Bucks, even though the chances are low.