Drama builds as Celtics rout Bucks for 2-0 series lead

If Brad Stevens coached the Bucks, how many games would they win? Though he was considered doubtful at one point, VanVleet’s injury has apparently healed better than anticipated, so he’ll play during Game 2. The second-year guard scored 30 in 33 minutes, including 5 of 12 from deep and added five rebounds to his stat line that boasted a sparkling plus-17. Later, in the first game of a TNT doubleheader, the Celtics host the Bucks after the first game of the series needed overtime to decide a victor.

That’s interesting, but it does give a better explanation for why Rozier was so open on this shot from Game 1. Davis says the team must continue playing how they have throughout the regular season. They have stockpiled number picks only to see the team lose and lose. The young Celtics did the grown-man work of defending home-court advantage and will take a 2-0 series lead to Milwaukee for Friday’s Game 3. Game 2 will be played on Tuesday night. The Raptors and the Wizards were once peers in development, but today, it’s not even close to the same story with Toronto taking over the Eastern Conference this season. That’s why they’re leaning on him as much as they possibly can during this series. To those people, in particular, your homework assignment is to watch a Boston Celtics game in its entirety and spend the whole game only watching Horford.

Tied at 96-all with 10.3 seconds left, the Celtics drained time before going to Terry Rozier for a step back three with a second left in the game.

The Bucks rank third in steals per game (8.8) while the Celtics rank 22nd (7.4). “(Rozier) has the elite athleticism, elite work ethic, elite competitiveness and if you put those three things together, usually it turns out pretty good”. Expect the Celtics to take Game 2 as well.

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The Pelicans had a great showing from their frontcourt talent, which was ultimately the difference in Game 1.

Rajon Rondo had 16 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Pelicans, who host the Blazers on Thursday as the series shifts to New Orleans.

Game Two will be in Cleveland Wednesday night. “I was down 3-1 in the Finals”.

The first few minutes were more about both teams feeling each other out than anything else.

Brad Stevens praises Marcus Morris versatility and professionalism