2. Defensive rebounding.
The Bucks were getting the stops they needed down the stretch, but couldn’t close out possessions with defensive rebounds, as the Celtics were able to keep some key possessions alive.
Boston ended the night with 11 offensive boards and it was often comical at times. Late in the game, Snell saw one rebound go off his hands and out of bounds and then a second board a few possessions later went through his hands and into his lap before he eventually kneed/kicked it to the Celtics on the perimeter.
Milwaukee doesn’t have one player who can make an impact in this category, as their three centers are all below average rebounders at best for their position.
It’s truly going to take a team effort to improve in this area which is a shame because it will limit their ability to get out and run.