Giannis Antetokounmpo's Big Night Helps Bucks Force Game 7

King These 'growing pains' will pay off for Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum

Getting home-court advantage was one of the Celtics' goals at the start of the season for times like this.

Boston found itself trying to overcome the usual miscues that have plagued them throughout this series in games they lost. Khris Middleton also had 16 points for the Bucks.

Jabari Parker came off the bench to score nine points and grab 11 rebounds for the Bucks. However, the rest of his teammates' shots weren't falling in Game 5, as the Bucks minus Antetokounmpo combined to shoot just 27-of-77 from the field (35.0 percent).

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Don't be surprised if Bledsoe gets it going here, though.

Boston fought back and made it a one-possession game with less than six minutes remaining. Prunty says he doesn't think the injury is affecting his starting point guard.

Like Semi Ojeleye, Smart played a big part in holding the Bucks to just 87 points on Tuesday as his fantastic defense took center stage.

The Celtics have dominated the series on second-chance points; the Celtics lead all playoff teams with 16.4 second-chance points per game, while the Bucks rank last at just 6.6 second-chance points per game. He's also been strong on the boards (6.7 rebounds) and efficient from the field (19-of-37).

Compounding matters are the Celtics' five-game SU slide overall on the road, during which they have fallen to defeat by an average margin of 12 points.

The Celtics continued to chip away at Milwaukee's lead with shots at the rim which became a lot easier after Thon Maker picked up his fourth personal foul with 7:47 to play in the third with the Bucks leading 57-46 at the time.



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