The Milwaukee Bucks got blown out by an injured Boston Celtics team 106-120. This was game two of the series and puts the Bucks down 0-2 heading to Milwaukee. The game was a repeat of last in which turnovers and mental errors sank the Bucks. Giannis continued to be hot against the Celtics with a near triple-double. He recorded 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Early in the first quarter, Eric Bledsoe’s shooting woes continued. Frustration because of this led to a technical for complaining. Nearing the end of the first quarter the same turnover and rebounding troubles showed vividly. Because of this, the Celtics ran up an 11 point lead by exactly what we saw in game one. Interim Head Coach, Joe Prunty, was visibly displeased with his teams play as they repeated exactly what he focused on in practice. To begin the second quarter the Bucks kept copying game one, but this time for the better. The Bucks mixed steals and transition scoring to go out on a 13-0 run. Behind this run was Shabazz Muhammad, who was cut by the Timberwolves in March, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The run tied the game but the Bucks gave up points halfway through the second quarter to fall down by 7.
Khris Middleton attempted his first shot around that mark also. Khris Middleton who is coming off a spectacular 31 point game in the first matchup. Khris Middleton came in and hit jumper after jumper while Giannis drove to the basket and did his magic. An errant pass gave the Celtics an easy bucket as the Bucks saw the deficit grow to 9 points at halftime. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who will become the first European player to get a signature shoe, lead all players with 18 points at the half.
The second half saw the Celtics grow a lead that grew and was not given up. Besides Giannis and Khris the whole team was miserable for the greater part of both halves. While the Bucks did shoot better the Celtics outdid the Bucks in play, rebounding, steals, and most other categories. For Bucks fans, they have a sliver of hope as the next two games are at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Behind home court advantage the Bucks hope they can even the series to 2-2 after going down 0-2 in this loss. In conclusion, the Bucks will need help besides home court advantage to win this series.
By: Weston Olds
Milwaukee Bucks Lose Game 2 To Celtics 120-106