BOSTON — The Boston Celtics had been capable of maintain on and beat the Milwaukee Bucks in time beyond regulation by a last rating of 113-107. Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the recreation with 35 factors, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Kris Middleton added 31 factors on 5 of seven taking pictures from downtown. For the Celtics, it was Al Horford main the cost, scoring 24 factors whereas grabbing 12 boards. Brad Stevens talked about Horford’s effort on each offense and protection.
“We wanted to go – we wanted to post him, said Stevens.” “We wanted to make him play in the post, and make Giannis defend down there, and I thought Al did a good job. He earned all fourteen free-throw attempts, I know that, because he was – he was really, really working to get to the line and really working to get position early. And, you know, I thought Al battled. I thought everybody on both sides looked a little gassed at the end of overtime; I’m not sure anybody was more tired than Al, because he put in an incredible effort for us.”
Terry Rozier hit certainly one of the greatest pictures of his profession, giving the Celtics a 99-96 lead with a 3 with zero.5 seconds remaining. Rozier knew how essential that play would find yourself being.
“The last play in regulation; JT (Jayson Tatum) was coming off a stagger and that’s why I gave him the look and I kind of figured Bledsoe (Eric Bledsoe) would bite and it allowed me to make a move and get to my step back three, said Rozier.” “That was the option for me to shoot, there was the option for JT (Jayson Tatum) to come off or there was an option for Morris (Marcus) to slip to the basket, all three options and I went with mine. The foul on Giannis, there were a lot of tough calls tonight and I think they owed us that one.”
Boston made it powerful defensively on “The Greek Freak,” regardless of the prolonged ahead having 35 factors. Antetokonmpo talked about a few of the Bucks missed alternatives.
“Turnovers and rebounding. We got to take care of the ball in Game two and hopefully we can because when we have the ball we are real dangerous. We can run and do a lot of things so hopefully in Game two we can run the ball too.”
The Celtics enhance to 51-16 all-time in recreation ones of a best-of-seven sequence performed at residence and likewise improves its time beyond regulation postseason report, advancing to 23-20. Game two at TD Garden is about for eight pm on Tuesday evening.
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The report was ready by Jacob Tobey for CLNS Media and CelticsWeblog.