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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics is arguably probably the most unpredictable and exciting series of this yr’s NBA Playoffs up up to now. The Bucks began the Eastern Conference semifinals at an obstacle as Khris Middleton was ruled out for 2 weeks attributable to injury, with no tentative date for his return.
Despite losing Middleton, Milwaukee stole Game 1 at TD Garden before getting blown out in Game 2. Back on their home floor at Fiserv Forum, the Bucks scraped out a victory after the Celtics did not send Game 3 to additional time in the ultimate possession.
The important thing to the Game 1 and Game 3 wins for Milwaukee was outscoring Boston within the fast break by 30 points in those two contests. Once they lost Game 2, that they had the identical amount of points because the Celtics within the fast break (6) and lost the sport by 20 points.
Outside of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, the Bucks aren’t great at creating shots in half-court offense, and Boston’s elite defense makes it harder for them to get points outside of the fast break. Antetokounmpo will likely proceed to enhance because the series moves forward but Boston can still take over if the “others” don’t pull through for Milwaukee.
Jayson Tatum struggled mightily in Game 2, going 4-for-19 from the sector and 0-for-6 from behind the arc for a grand total of 10 points. Wesley Matthews was the major wrongdoer of Tatum’s struggles, holding the Celtics star to 0-for-10 when he was the first defender.
Matthews might want to keep neutralizing Tatum in Game 4 to assist the Bucks take a 3-1 lead going into Game 5 back in Boston. He may also, nonetheless, need to enhance on the offensive end. In Game 4, he scored three points on 1-for-5 shooting (1-for-2 from deep) and only grabbed 4 rebounds. Grayson Allen scored zero points in that game.