Boston Celtics made an extraordinary comeback but the Milwauekee Bucks showed character after a Hitchcock’s finale to tie the series in game 4.
Losing by 20 points in the 3rd qt Boston Celtics got back versus the Milwaukee Bucks but eventually lost 104-102 @ BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished the game with 27 points, Jabari Parker scored 16 and Khris Middleton got up to 23 for Milwaukee.
Jaylen Brown gave Boston another tremendous game (34 pts, 8 reb) while Jayson Tatum scored 21 pts although this wasn’t enough for the Boston to win.
SLOW ENGINES 1st
Boston trailed 24-17 after the 1st quarter. The Celtics were up 12-5 by the half of the quarter, but with 2.36 left the Bucks had regained their lead. Things took a bad turn for Celtics in the end due to Milwaukee finishing with 6 consecutive points. Khris Middleton took things in hand turning and draining a six-foot bank shot to make it 22-17 with 1.4 seconds to play. Marcus Morris then tried to pass the ball to Shane Larkin in order to give Celtics a chance at a buzzer-beater, but Matthew Dellavedova got in and scooped it up, making a quick layup to beat the buzzer and electrify the home crowd.
Things were pretty ugly for the Celtics in the second quarter too. M Bucks took the momentum from their late 1st quarter and used it in order to dominate. If there weren’t some help from Brown, things could have got way worse than the 51-35 at Half Time for the Bucks. In the first 3 minutes of the 2nd qt an 8-2 run for Milwaukee quickly raised their lead to 13 points. Celtics at times would cut into that lead, Brown with 12 points —
Things didnt start good for the Celtics in the 3rd quarter but then they improve and cut Bucks’s lead to a 75-67. At 7:37 Bucks raised their lead to 20 (highest of the game) and not long after that Boston showed signs of life. A 12-2 run to cut the lead to 10 at 4:33. They ve managed to win the quarter 32-21 as Jayson Tatum stepped up with 13 points.
Celtics started the 4th pretty well, scoring 5 points in the first minute and cut Buck lead to 3.
At 9.03, Morris ties the game between Celtics and Bucksat 77!
After both team were going back n forth throughout the 4th Celtics went for their first lead since the 1st quarter at 100-99.
33 seconds to go
Malcolm Brogdon gives Milwaukee the lead back with his 3 point.
Behind by 2, Horford wins a foul and scores both FT and ties the game at 102-102
29 seconds to go
Milawaukee answers with Giannis Antetokounmpo Midas Touch vs the Celtics.
5 seconds left
Morris takes the ball off the inbound, makes the jumper….and misses.
Theres been speculation and a review for a foul but this wasnt the case and the game ended with Bucks Win.