3. Giannis at the 5.
Milwaukee appears to have found something at the end of Game 1 and overtime when they went to a lineup that featured Antetokounmpo at the 5.
With the Bucks trailing 81-86 and 3:11 remaining in the fourth quarter, Prunty subbed Tony Snell in for John Henson, moving the Greek Freak to center. This put Bledsoe, Brogdon, Snell, Middleton and Antetokounmpo on the floor together.
Milwaukee was able to make a nice push and send the game into overtime. They continued to run with that same lineup in overtime, even taking a 105-104 lead with three minutes left. However, they let the lead slip away and lost the game down the stretch.
The lineup was lethal on offense, surrounding Antetokounmpo with four shooters and not allowing the Celtics to play the same help defense they could with Henson or Zeller on the floor.
Unfortunately, they were equally awful on defense and were unable to finish possessions with a defensive rebound, grabbing only 33.3 percent of available defensive rebounds. They need to find a way to clean that up with this lineup because the Celtics don’t have an answer defensively. Which leads us to our next key…