The Milwaukee Bucks fell in overtime against the Boston Celtics. In case you missed the game or want to see it again, here are all the top plays.
The Milwaukee Bucks lost a tight one to the Boston Celtics on Sunday in Game One of their opening round playoff series. The Bucks eventually fell in overtime, 107-113.
We know you can get your game recaps from just about anywhere these days, so we are trying to aim at something a little different. Instead of recapping the game with only words, we’ve included all the highlights your little heart could desire from the opening game.
So in case you missed it or just want to see it again, check it out.
John Henson got things going for the Milwaukee Bucks with a nice reverse slam off the dish from Antetokounmpo.
Overall, it was a pretty slow and boring first quarter for the Bucks with the exception of this in your face dunk by the Greek Freak. The Celtics finished the first quarter on a 15-0 run and took a 29-17 lead heading into the second.
Milwaukee immediately turned up the pressure and forced Boston into multiple turnovers which led to direct points for the Bucks. This helped bring them back into the game and even allowed them to build a 10-point lead at one point in the quarter.
However, it became a game of runs as the Celtics kept fighting through and the Bucks only led by three points at the half.
The teams fought pretty evenly throughout the rest of the game with each team taking their turns by going on runs. The Celtics continued to dominate the glass and made the Bucks pay time and time again. By the end of the third quarter, Milwaukee had given up the lead and trailed by four points entering what we thought would be the final 12 minutes of basketball.
Milwaukee made a push in the fourth, thanks to Malcolm Brogdon who finally provided a third scoring option for the Bucks. Bledsoe continued to struggle and had some ugly moments. The Bucks, however, hit some pretty clutch shots down the stretch including a buzzer-beater to tie the game from Middleton.
Unfortunately, Milwaukee was unable to carry the momentum into overtime where they fell short. Antetokounmpo picked up his sixth foul with under a minute remaining on a very questionable call.
Milwaukee played some of their worst offensive basketball at times in this game and hopefully, that doesn’t become a trend. They are going to have to clean a lot of things up if they want to win the series against one of the best defensive teams in the NBA.
The next game is on Tuesday night at 7 pm CT on TNT. Make sure to tune in to Dairyland Express until then for all your Bucks’ coverage.