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Khris Middleton Sends Playoff Game To Overtime With Insane 3-Pointer

Khris Middleton Sends Playoff Game To Overtime With Insane 3-Pointer

The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics meet Tuesday in game two of the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs at the TD Garden.

Game 2 of the series is Tuesday in Boston.

An Even Split- The two teams split their four regular season match ups this year, with each team claiming a home and a road win. Seldom has Milwaukee been at full strength this season, but health is nary a worry at the moment this postseason. His next step is to lead the Bucks to a victory in a playoff series.

But the Celtics did win 55 games this season for a reason.

The game went to overtime following a wild finish in regulation that included back-to-back three-pointers in the closing seconds.

Smart has been one of Boston's more versatile players this season, showing the ability to defend multiple positions in addition to coming up with big plays in the clutch. The Bucks are 14 in assists as they dish out 23.2 per contest. Malcolm Brogdon (U.Va.) scored all 16 of his points after halftime for Milwaukee. Middleton had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Easier Said Than Done- Quieting Antetokounmpo's teammates might be a task that proves to be easier said than done, as his supporting cast is a strong one.Guys like Jabari Parker, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton all present a true threat to the C's on any given night. Brogdon suffered a quadricep tear against the Timberwolves on February 1 and returned April 9 against Orlando.

If the Bucks converted on half of their turnover plays, they would have won. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line.

Boston struggled down the stretch as they are missing so many key components of their rotation. Morris is the Celtics' best one-on-one scorer and while he hasn't totally bought into Stevens' system, when everything else breaks down at the end of a lengthy possession, he can create his own shot. Boston led by five after one quarter and by 10 at the half: the Nets never mounted a serious charge in the second half as Boston controlled play.

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Since two-way players are ineligible for the postseason, the Celtics are lacking point guards in a serious way due to the absences of Irving and Smart.

As for tickets, the Bucks say their first two home games are nearly sold out. Boston is above average on the defensive end: they are 3 in scoring defense, allowing 100.4 points per game.

"That's what we have been about all year", said Celtics forward Al Horford, who lead his team with 24 points.

"The coaches did a great job getting our mind off it and getting us to continue to play". But the Bucks shot nearly seven percent better than the C's from the field at 48.2 percent compared to 41.5 percent.

This Bucks team will feel like they've unfinished playoff business, as their last taste of post-season action came in a spirited, but heartbreaking defeat to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 last season. In the epitome of the next man up mentality, Boston rides their replacements to a tough win in the opener. Brad Stevens still has Al Horford and that may be enough to propel them past the Milwaukee Bucks and into the second round.

The current timetable has him returning in time for a Game 7 matchup against the Bucks.

Smart suffered a torn tendon in his thumb against the Indiana Pacers on March 11 - a insane game during which Daniel Theis also tore his meniscus and Kyrie Irving missed the second half with knee soreness.

The Bucks weren't going to roll over in overtime, so the Celtics had to kick it up a notch to get things done in what should be the final frame. And Morris went onto nail the and-one to put the Celtics up 29-17 heading into the second quarter.


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