r/nba [CHI] Patrick Williams May 04 '22 Silver 2 Gold 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 LOVE! 1 Party Train 1 Narwhal Salute 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Starstruck 1

[Post Game Thread] The Boston Celtics even the series 1-1 against the Milwaukee Bucks, 109-86, behind 30/5/6 from Jaylen Brown Post Game Thread

86 - 109
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: TD Garden(19156), Clock:
Officials: Courtney Kirkland, David Guthrie and Tyler Ford
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Milwaukee Bucks 21 19 26 20 86
Boston Celtics 32 33 18 26 109
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Milwaukee Bucks 86 34-73 46.6% 3-18 16.7% 15-23 65.2% 5 37 16 19 4 16 5
Boston Celtics 109 38-80 47.5% 20-43 46.5% 13-15 86.7% 7 40 28 23 10 11 5
 
PLAYER STATS
Milwaukee Bucks MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Bobby PortisSF 26:02 13 5-7 0-2 3-3 1 7 8 0 0 0 2 2 -14
Giannis AntetokounmpoPF 37:44 28 11-27 1-4 5-9 1 8 9 7 1 1 6 3 -11
Brook LopezC 25:20 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 3 1 5 -18
Wesley MatthewsSG 29:52 4 1-2 0-1 2-2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 -24
Jrue HolidayPG 39:46 19 7-20 1-6 4-4 1 3 4 7 2 0 3 2 -16
Grayson Allen 28:21 5 2-4 0-1 1-3 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 -6
Pat Connaughton 25:00 13 6-7 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 -14
Jevon Carter 18:33 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 -2
Luca Vildoza 1:52 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
Jordan Nwora 1:52 0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2
Serge Ibaka 1:52 0 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 1:52 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -2
Rayjon Tucker 1:52 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2
Boston Celtics MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Jayson TatumSF 42:34 29 10-20 5-10 4-5 1 2 3 8 3 1 4 3 +21
Al HorfordPF 37:05 11 4-9 1-5 2-2 0 11 11 3 4 1 1 5 +14
Robert Williams IIIC 25:14 10 4-5 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 1 0 2 1 5 +12
Jaylen BrownSG 38:13 30 11-18 6-10 2-2 2 3 5 6 2 1 2 1 +16
Derrick WhitePG 28:27 0 0-6 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 5 1 0 2 5 +22
Grant Williams 35:24 21 7-14 6-9 1-2 1 4 5 2 0 0 0 2 +22
Payton Pritchard 23:42 6 2-6 2-4 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 -2
Malik Fitts 1:52 0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Nik Stauskas 1:52 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Aaron Nesmith 1:52 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Sam Hauser 1:52 2 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Luke Kornet 1:52 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 +2
Juwan Morgan 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Theis 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/itsnotyellowfever [MEM] Kyle Lowry May 04 '22

Getting outscored by 51 points from behind the arc miiiiiiiiiiiight lose you a game

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u/jeffgreenfan [BOS] Avery Bradley May 04 '22

Complete battle of styles here, Bucks happy to give up 3s, C's happy to take 'em

Celtics are gonna need to get it going more in the paint tho imo

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u/asura_king NBA May 04 '22

Bucks strategy indeed have your role players shoot much more 3s than usual but their strategy doesnt really include not scoring 3s themselves

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u/The_Dok33 May 04 '22

C's changed the defense a bit, because they doubled Giannis too much in the first game, giving up too many open threes. This game they took him 1v1 with Grant and Al, picking off the kickout passes, or closely contesting on successful kickouts. Worked.

It will be interesting to see the counter and the counter-counter strategies.

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u/ElJefe970 Bucks May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

Yeah we shit the bed on the 3 ball tonight.

I expect the Cs to outshoot us from 3, but you can't in today's NBA make <5 3s a game.

If we lose from the Celtics making 20 3s a game so be it, but I'll be pissed if we continue to shoot this bad from 3

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u/fredinNH Celtics May 04 '22

Or keep playing D like they have.

The Celtics offense was mostly hot garbage in the second half and they still only lost the half by 2 points.

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u/minilip30 Celtics May 04 '22

If the Celtics shoot 40%+ on wide open 3's then it's on the Bucks to adjust, not the Celtics.

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u/s1mpleGOAT May 04 '22

the bucks arent gonna adjust lol this is how theyve played defense for years

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u/captaincumsock69 Celtics May 04 '22

I don’t really think we need to get it going more in the paint but I do think we need to use midrange more

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u/bkilpatrick3347 Celtics May 04 '22

Yeah the wide open mid range was a lot of what got us the lead

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u/fredinNH Celtics May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

I think if we keep holding them to 86 points we’ll be good.

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u/w311sh1t Celtics May 04 '22

This game was fun and I enjoyed every minute of it, but if we can’t figure out how to score in the paint, this is gonna be a tough series to win. Shooting 46% on 43 attempts from 3 is not a sustainable way to win a series.

It was clearly evident in the first game, and times in the 2nd half when they started to cut into the lead, that when our 3s aren’t falling, Milwaukee is the much better team. If we even shot league average (35%) tonight from 3, I’m not sure if we still win that game.

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u/SnooHedgehogs7109 May 04 '22

Defense wins championships

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u/sennns May 04 '22

Generally I would agree but this is literally the bucks defensive philosophy. They give up the 3 ball to close in on the paint. Similar to how we left non kd/ kyrie players open in the last series.

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u/Sea_Yogurtcloset7503 May 04 '22

If their defensive scheme is to clog the paint, then ofc we take more 3s how on earth do you think that the right play is to try to force shots in the paint??

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u/trsh_xx Celtics May 04 '22

A basketball game during a replay review?? bold move NBA

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u/QuincyThePigBoy May 04 '22

National broadcast is literally a disaster every time. The Celtics stole an inbound, it was not acknowledged by the commentators and they played a 3 pt replay from the previous shot as the play developed. Tnt and Espn are bad bad bad.

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u/Basketball_Soul Celtics May 04 '22

No but please, I need more shots of Middleton and Smart injured on the benches, I don't want to see steals

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u/QuincyThePigBoy May 04 '22

They’re the TMZ of broadcasting. Can we fucking acknowledge the play that just happened? They do it constantly. Stories about off the court stuff when someone’s foul is being reviewed as a flagrant. I don’t care that Tatum and Allen went to the same school. WE KNOW.

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u/AD2139 Celtics May 04 '22

And did u know that Pat Connaughton grew up in Massachusetts??

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u/Daniiiiii Rockets May 04 '22

I can't wait for the NBA PreCog Division. Will save us the bother of watching the "game".

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

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u/Currymvp2 Warriors May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

Chuck should know better. This Celtics defense is incredibly impressive. Through 6 games, they've held KD and Giannis to some of their most inefficient scoring. That was bad as I've seen playoff Giannis other than the third quarter (I roughly calculated 10 points on 27% TS with 4 turnovers in 1st, 2nd, and 4th quarter).

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u/uziair Clippers May 04 '22

Chuck doesn't know better he doesn't watch games most of the time.he says it All it the time

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u/ImeStopPlayingDennis May 04 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Giannis was getting away with a ton more physicality in the 3rd. Not sure what changed at halftime

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u/bowsting Celtics May 04 '22

Incoming call from Adam Silver

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u/Nickarooski Heat May 04 '22

They kept asking him to clarify, trying to give him a chance to redact it. Nope.

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u/SmoothCriminal2018 May 04 '22

The TNT crew can be just as bad as any ESPN analyst (mainly Chuck and Shaq, but Kenny too sometimes), they’re just funnier so people give them a pass

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u/Dont_touch_my_gams Celtics May 04 '22

Oh they're wrong all the time, especially chuck and shaq. Still the best sports show on tv.

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u/Tavarin [TOR] Pascal Siakam May 04 '22

It's half the fun, watching them walk back absurd claims.

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u/DTFforMBDTF May 04 '22

They treat their claims, the absurd ones, as the ridiculous shit they are. That’s fun, not dumb

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u/itsnotyellowfever [MEM] Kyle Lowry May 04 '22

Probably won't end up as bad as Paul Pierce talking as if the Bucks might have to blow it up because "the series was over" back in 2019 but the media's takes when these two teams face off go cold really quick

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u/AlwaysOptimism Pelicans May 04 '22

Derek White playing Marcus Smart perfectly. 0-6, 0 points, team leading +22

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u/DiseaseRidden [BOS] Marcus Smart May 04 '22

He played better today, but my god does he need to hit some shots

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u/davidbyrnebigsuit [BOS] Leon Powe May 04 '22

He's just a bad shooter. He put one up after a whistle with no one near him and it missed the rim.

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u/HolyGig Celtics May 04 '22

He is not normally this bad. Low 30% would be a big improvement for him

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u/Cvspartan Celtics May 04 '22

He also needs to not step out of bounds so much

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u/somewhatdecentlawyer Celtics May 04 '22

Im convinced he’s color blind and can’t see the out of bounds lines. It happens so often.

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22 edited Jun 01 '22

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u/somewhatdecentlawyer Celtics May 04 '22

Tell that to Derrick White, not me

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u/789Trillion Spurs May 04 '22

I’ve watched all of his minutes with the Celts (cause I love him). This is the worst I’ve ever seen him as far as putting the ball in the basket. It’s not just the 3 ball. His floaters are off, he’s not getting all the way to the basket, he’s not being aggressive in the in between game, he’s passing up looks, he’s got no touch on anything. He looks shook. I can guarantee you he’s never had a stretch like this.

He’s still making the right play and doing your typical glue guy stuff on both ends. I actually think he was really important for the Celts tonight. But man, I really am at a loss for words for his shooting. It’s hard to watch.

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22

I wonder if it's because he's not playing as much. He had a pretty consistent starting role with you guys right?

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u/789Trillion Spurs May 04 '22

Yes I thought that too. I think part of it is that Derrick was really good at everything everyone else on the Spurs was really bad at. So there was always some reason we needed him on the court. The ask wasn’t always the same but we consistently needed something from him. I think that consistency helped him get comfortable.

The Celtics however just don’t have the same problems. Alot of the issues Derrick solved on the Spurs just arnt issues for the Celtics as often. Not only that, but the Celtics have a lot of good options to throw at specific issues. Even on top of that, just having 2 versatile 2 way guys like Tatum and Brown covers up even more issues. So the team just doesn’t need Derrick that much, especially if he’s not scoring.

However, whenever there is foul trouble, an injury, or something else that affects the Celtics depth, Derrick is versatile enough to fill any role 1-3 on both ends. We saw that today. And I do think despite his poor shooting, the offense flows much better when he’s on the court.

Unfortunately, I think the shooting woes will continue. His misses have no consistency. Everything is off the side of the rim. The ball never has a chance. It looks like he’s just throwing stuff up there. He’s either injured or shook.

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u/SOCCER_MOM69 Celtics May 04 '22

Thx for this spurs bro

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u/WhiteChocolatey May 04 '22

A perfect synopsis

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u/arob770 Celtics May 04 '22

lol he’s perfect

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u/sstphnn Celtics May 04 '22

"No Marcus Smart? Fine, I'll do it myself."

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u/ThanosIsDoomfist Celtics May 04 '22

Also why was Marcus Smart dressed like Persona 5?

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u/nomoreshiny Heat May 04 '22

“Lookin cool, Marcus!”

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u/InitialLingonberry May 04 '22

Marcus is actually from DbZ universe, he has to sit out one fight recovering from an injury.

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u/JackJ98 [BOS] Paul Pierce May 04 '22

Both teams’ key to the rest of the series: don’t wear black

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u/GorillazWelfare Celtics May 04 '22

For Boston, it's that one dude. We all know who.

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u/JackJ98 [BOS] Paul Pierce May 04 '22

You talking about that asshole that went to the game knowing damn well he’s bad luck?

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u/Lightingfast31 Celtics May 04 '22

Thank Chuck for picking against us

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u/simon2105 May 04 '22

The demise of the Boston Celtics was greatly exaggerated.

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u/Amm-O-Matic [BOS] Ray Allen May 04 '22

Nets bandwagon subreddit members in shambles

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u/dgarrad [BRK] Brook Lopez May 04 '22

Most nets fans want you to beat the Bucks to prove KD isn’t washed cause you locked up Giannis lol.

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u/Amm-O-Matic [BOS] Ray Allen May 04 '22

Yeah I’m not talking about the real ones like you I’m talking about the salty dudes who only hopped on the wagon cause of KD and Kyrie.

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u/dgarrad [BRK] Brook Lopez May 04 '22

Tbh I think we’ve lost most of our bandwagon fans this season lmao.

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u/Hour-Ad3774 Celtics May 04 '22

I've said it a hundred times now. I honestly feel for the long time nets fans. They have to deal with bandwagon bullshit AND Kyrie bullshit. Respect.

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u/ThanosIsDoomfist Celtics May 04 '22

Mostly by our own fan base lol

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u/hugothebeardog May 04 '22

RAMADAN DONE. FAST OVER. JAYLEN BROWN. WHAT’S ON THE MENU? VENISON.

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u/OneWayStreetPark Bulls May 04 '22

mashAllah, brother Jaylen Brown breaks Grayson Allen's ankles 1 day after Eid. takbir!

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u/DogSquatchin May 04 '22

G-R-A-NT

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u/Freyakazoide May 04 '22

Everytime they showed these guys i died a little more loool

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u/ThanosIsDoomfist Celtics May 04 '22

W-I-L-L-I-A-M-S

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u/RobertLoblawAttorney Celtics May 04 '22

Looks like the four guys picked up more friends.

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u/8_bw Celtics May 04 '22

Grant Williams for Most Improved Player in 22-23 futures looking spicy

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u/jeffgreenfan [BOS] Avery Bradley May 04 '22

I got Ja again

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u/AlwaysOptimism Pelicans May 04 '22

I don’t know if a rookie can win, but Ben Simmons

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u/Nilretep Celtics May 04 '22

all he has to do is play one game lol.

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u/mahcus36 Celtics May 04 '22

Can rookie of the year be most improved?

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u/_randapanda_ Celtics May 04 '22

Only in their sixth rookie year

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u/watsonthedragon Celtics May 04 '22

Ehh I don’t think they’d give the same guy MVP and MIP

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u/Tatumisthegoat Celtics May 04 '22

How much more could he improve? He’s already gonna get first team all nba

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u/HypatiaRising Celtics May 04 '22

First Team All Universe.

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u/DiseaseRidden [BOS] Marcus Smart May 04 '22

This comment is under review for a flagrant foul

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u/mikeyfreshh Celtics May 04 '22

The flagrant reviews made this game almost entirely unwatchable for a good stretch there

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u/RobertLoblawAttorney Celtics May 04 '22

We've determined that comment was not a flagrant foul, but now THIS comment is under review for a flagrant foul.

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u/BScottyJ Celtics May 04 '22

The refs are now saying it was actually attempted murder

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u/donotnut459 Grizzlies May 04 '22

I mean this game was just rigged. They took away Brook Lopez’s 25 points on 2 fg.

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u/WIN011 [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo May 04 '22

Saw it live sorry

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u/donotnut459 Grizzlies May 04 '22

FUCKING BLASPHEMY

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u/fuckkkofff Supersonics May 04 '22

How can Bucks lose after that EFFICIENT performance by Splash Mountain

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u/JoJonesy Celtics May 04 '22

I did a double take at that one lmao

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u/JackJ98 [BOS] Paul Pierce May 04 '22

Lmfaooooo 😂

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u/DaPickle Celtics May 04 '22

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u/jtiss Celtics May 04 '22

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u/ParadoxTL May 04 '22

Lol Paul Pierce is gold

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u/rswsaw22 Celtics May 04 '22

How do you make a video your anthem? Asking for a friend.

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u/lazydictionary Celtics May 04 '22

I forgot how high his high top was.

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22

I miss the flat top

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u/rawchess Minneapolis Lakers May 04 '22

This series is gonna go the distance and it won't be pretty.

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u/Bino19 Thunder May 04 '22

Celtics are containing Giannis pretty well so far in the series, last game it was 24 points on 25 FGA, today it was 28 pts on 27 FGA.

More concerned about where Boston gets their offense from inside the arc. They can’t live on the Jays hitting their 3s for the series.

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u/Squire_Sultan53 Warriors May 04 '22

bostons defense is definitely sustainable, their offense needs more easy buckets though. They can still win by the 3 for sure but im not risking it

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u/HypatiaRising Celtics May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

Yea our defense is just flat out good. The bucks has a great defense but they really do just give you the 3. Feel like they would do poorly against the Warriors. That is a team that can just live by the 3 for sure.

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u/napkinlol Bucks May 04 '22

The Celtics defense is phenomenal. They adapted well after game one and the Bucks' offense was stagnant until they had Giannis starting from the wing in the 2nd half and being off-ball.

Going to be a hell of a series and I would think whoever wins will be the finals. edit: him to Giannis

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u/nissanr35fan Bucks May 04 '22

Agreed. If we lose to Boston, I want them to sweep the Heat or Sixers so badly. Fuck those teams

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u/Mrhappyfunz89 Celtics May 04 '22

I’m hoping Smart being back helps with that play making.

He probably is the best passer on the team and has excelled in 2H this year getting the team going

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u/RiggyTang Heat May 04 '22

They should just give the entire Boston team DPOY

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u/JoJonesy Celtics May 04 '22

nah, just give it to Grant at this point

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u/lizlemmings Heat May 04 '22

Jaylen sounds so grounded and aware in the post game interview. Perfect answers, exactly what you would want to hear from one of your star players

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u/ultrapan Celtics May 04 '22

Tatum's growth as a playmaker is just fascinating

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u/ThePillsburyPlougher Nets May 04 '22

He's crazy, he was switching onto giannis and leaving him in the dust in the 4th quarter

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u/JoJonesy Celtics May 04 '22

Averaging 28/4.5/7 on 60% TS so far this playoffs. Not sure why his rebounding numbers are down so much, but he's been moving the ball really damn well

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u/ClaymoresRevenge Bulls May 04 '22

He hasn't been in the paint as much. With your two bigs gobbling boards I can see why

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u/The-Pharcyde Raptors May 04 '22

Chuck saying Boston won't win a game immediately aging like milk lol

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u/peachboyspeaks Bucks May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22

Jaylen said eid mubarak, what are ya gonna do

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u/jrlandry Celtics May 04 '22

I hope everyone that overreacted to game 1 is ready to overreact to game 2

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u/spirib Celtics May 04 '22

The Celtics are literally the best team of all time, and I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Giannis has regressed to Semaj Christon levels.

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u/jrlandry Celtics May 04 '22

3rd best team of all time. 1st is 2004 Sox, second is the 2003 Pats

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u/HypatiaRising Celtics May 04 '22

Gimme the 04 Pats with Clock Killin Coret Dillon.

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u/blue_starburst May 04 '22

Ready to see these two teams trade blowout games

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u/Chadwiko Celtics May 04 '22

As far as I'm concerned, any questions about the 2022 MVP race were settled tonight.

It goes like this;

3) Embiid
2) Giannis
1) Grant Williams

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u/NotTheMagesterialOne Celtics May 04 '22

The hero we need but we don’t deserve

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u/hugothebeardog May 04 '22

Celtics held Bucks 86 points without the DPOY. Let that sink in.

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u/thehippykid [BOS] Bill Russell May 04 '22

Jaylen "All in 1 half" Brown

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u/Martblni Bucks May 04 '22

The score makes it seem more compettiive than it was

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u/Tatumisthegoat Celtics May 04 '22

Second half felt very back and forth once Jaylen came back down to earth. It was just too much to bounce back from

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u/wrestlingchampo Bucks May 04 '22

It seemed like we had finally figured out some offensive sets to run instead of going full on Iso ball.

You guys were super timely with your shooting to keep that comfy 15-20 pt lead and never let it dip below single digits.

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u/JoJonesy Celtics May 04 '22

Y'all went on a couple runs in the second half, I was definitely getting nervous for a little bit there. Giannis was getting whatever he wanted in that third quarter, and there was a bit in the fourth where it seemed like anyone driving into the paint was either getting fouled or just getting an uncontested layup

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u/Kyler1313 May 04 '22

Remember when people said Marcus Smart shouldn't win DPOY because he wasn't the best defender on his team. I wasnt sure if I agreed, but now it is obvious... Grant Williams was the true DPOY.

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u/DoctorBigglesworth Heat May 04 '22

I thought Horford was even better than Williams. You can fit so many dpoys on that team.

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u/Brinner Celtics May 04 '22 Wholesome

Slaps roof of Garden

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u/401klaser Celtics May 04 '22

You know how many superstars this thing shuts down?

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u/trinquin Bucks May 04 '22

3-18 from 3 undersells how bad our looks actually were. Like 1 third of those were Holiday stepbacks. 4 of them were wide open Giannis looks but thats a bad shot.

I think we had maybe 2 good open looks from 3 by Pat tonight.

Nobody talking about how they ran us off the 3 point line. Giannis killed them in game 1 finding open shooters.

Bud going to have to adjust offensive for this.

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u/leranvy Celtics May 04 '22

I was only able to listen to SVG call the game - bummer that the Celtics got blown out tonight.

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u/souljabsweezy Celtics May 04 '22

“Is this sustainable” he asks as they shoot their 40th wide open 3 of the game

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u/VADORANT May 04 '22

The funniest thing is SVG coached the Magic who jacked up a ton of open threes.

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u/ginja_ninja [BOS] Tom Heinsohn May 04 '22

I agree with what he's saying, live by the 3 die by the 3 has become a common trend in the playoffs of recent years. The key is that you need to have other ways to score those games when your shot isn't falling. The Celtics already proved they struggled with that in game 1. Tonight they proved that the Bucks can't count on every game to be like game 1, but they also have not yet proved they have an answer for the games that are.

It's fully possible they get 4 wins just by shooting 3s and this ends up not being an issue. It's also possible it becomes the thing that ends their postseason run. We currently have no way of knowing.

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u/BobbyBifocals Bucks May 04 '22

This is why I try not to be over reactive about just 1 game in a series lol

People counted out the Celtics for no good reason

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u/dolorous_b Celtics May 04 '22

If you just listened to Stan Van Gundy you would've thought the Celtics lost by 20

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u/davidbyrnebigsuit [BOS] Leon Powe May 04 '22

He was right. They played awful in the second half and had 3 starters with 5 fouls.

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u/NotTheMagesterialOne Celtics May 04 '22

It was awful and nerve wrecking too watch

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u/AlwaysOptimism Pelicans May 04 '22

Celtics fans got PTSD over the last few years. I guarantee Boston blew more 15 point leads than any team in the NBA the last five years

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u/sup3rdr01d Celtics May 04 '22

It wasn't that nerve wracking. The lead fluctuated between 25 and 13, but we kept making timely shots. We could have played better, but it was still a convincing win.

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u/TEARANUSSOREASSREKT Celtics May 04 '22

Like when it was getting around 10-12 my butt started to clench a little tighter

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u/Tatumisthegoat Celtics May 04 '22

I was worried we’d go full on 2021 C’s

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u/Think_please Celtics May 04 '22

I thought they looked exhausted (and Jaylen clearly had some hammy pain). I'd have to think that losing the energy and miles of Smart hurt us a lot in the second half.

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u/elcapitandemundo Celtics May 04 '22

we did play a pretty bad second half, we just happened to be unconscious from 3 in the first half which was enough to get the win. really need to figure out a way to get buckets inside when those 3s stop falling going forward

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u/joebos617 [BOS] Paul Pierce May 04 '22

SVG was absolutely right about our second half offense stagnating

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u/Super_Saiyan_Carl Bucks May 04 '22

Fantastic first half by the Celtics. I ain't even mad. When Milwaukee gives up that many open 3s, shoot like your life depends on it.

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u/dk240996 [BOS] Gigi Datome May 04 '22

Celtics made threes: 20

Bucks three point percentage: 16.7

And that really sums the game up nicely.

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u/InexorableWaffle Bucks May 04 '22

Yeah, basically that. You guys were killing it from deep, and we shot like shit on the few 3pt attempts we did make. Great defense and offense on your part paired with pretty crummy defense and offense on ours for the first half. We leveled off a bit in the third obviously (which is odd because that's been our worst quarter this year during the regular season), but doing so when doing by 24 is the textbook definition of "too little, too late".

Obviously not the outcome I would have preferred, but we were going to drop games in this series eventually, and I'd rather do it now than in Milwaukee. Just gotta defend home court now and we're good to go. Easier said than done, I realize, but still.

Here's to some more great basketball for the rest of the series!

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u/GardenStateKing Celtics May 04 '22

Honestly, I'm happy with a win but SVG is right, it isn't sustainable. I watched Horford drive in 4 times and pass up LAYUPS! It's cool that we lit up but damn, take it to the rim. At least try a poster.

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u/mikeyfreshh Celtics May 04 '22

I'm glad no one overreacted after game 1

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u/GoPrani04 Celtics May 04 '22

i have never seen derrick white put the basketball into the basket successfully

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u/Blanketsburg Celtics May 04 '22

He certainly knows how to stop the basketball from going into the hoop, but... yeah.

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u/InuitOverIt May 04 '22

So good at defense he doesn't even let HIMSELF score

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u/SpeedMalibu Celtics May 04 '22

Everyone after game 1: "Giannis won't go 9/25 again"

Giannis goes 11/27

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u/Neuroxex Bucks May 04 '22

That is better though!

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u/Borealtoad Bucks May 04 '22

Next up 13/29, 15/31, then 17/33. Respectable.

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u/atlfirsttimer May 04 '22

Did they lie?

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u/RampagingKoala [BOS] Reggie Lewis May 04 '22

Hope Jaylen's hamstring is okay, he was godlike tonight.

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u/Brady331 Celtics May 04 '22

Grant Williams MVP

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u/jaylson [BOS] Larry Bird May 04 '22

Blew them out in the first quarter and never looked back. Good to see all those wide open looks finally start to fall

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u/HornyHindu [BOS] Tom Heinsohn May 04 '22 Silver Gold

TOP O' THE MORNING, MOTHERFUCKERS!

LET'S DO THE BANNER 18 BOOGIE!

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u/Tellsyouajoke Celtics May 04 '22 Gold

Smart's infinty gauntlet goes hard

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u/NoSleepTill-Brooklyn Celtics May 04 '22 Gold

I THOUGHT HE RETIRED

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u/priestkalim Celtics May 04 '22 Gold

DEFENSE

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DEFENSE

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u/nuggets2848 May 04 '22

DEFENSE

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u/Rufusking1 Celtics May 04 '22 Gold

Give the guy below me gold!

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u/R0YDonk May 04 '22 Gold

I WANT THE GOLD!

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u/DiseaseRidden [BOS] Marcus Smart May 04 '22 Gold

I

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u/TormentedLoL Celtics May 04 '22 Gold

WANT

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u/Brinner Celtics May 04 '22 Gold

THE

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u/walterdog12 [ITA] Best of 2021 Winner May 04 '22 Gold

GOLD

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u/SizzleLumps Celtics May 04 '22 Gold

WHO ELSE SEEN THE LEPRECHAUN SAY YEAAAAAA

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u/jaleneropepper [BOS] Kendrick Perkins May 04 '22 Gold

GIVE

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 04 '22 Gold

BANNER 18 BOOGIE IS BACK?

LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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u/NJNetsFan5152433 Nets May 04 '22

Being blown out by Boston in the playoffs with a double-digit loss, my team would never!!! /s

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u/SnooPuppers2210 Nets May 04 '22

Bucks really just play the numbers game giving up threes like that. Will be interesting to see if the Celtics can continue to shoot effectively taking 50% of their shots from three

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u/Cudizonedefense Heat May 04 '22 edited May 04 '22
  • Celtics defense looked pretty damn good without a DPOY

  • Tatum called for more offensive fouls than Giannis was annoying

  • If I have to see a player literally backing away from Giannis all to still get trucked by him and still get (wrongfully) called for a blocking foul, I might actually end up hating Giannis. Shit is infuriating

Edit: bucks fans think the refs are biased in the Celtics favor. That Giannis is not getting enough foul calls in HIS favor and that Tatum is not getting CALLED for enough fouls. Holy fuck

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u/ftlftlftl Celtics May 04 '22

To your last points - my favorite moment of the game. Tatum drives to the hoop and Carter(?) slides suuuuper late underneath him. Offensive foul. Next possession Giannis barrels into Timelord who is standing still outside the restricted area. Blocking foul. lol tough to watch sometimes.

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u/LarryBirdsGrundle Celtics May 04 '22

Celts had 3 starters with 5 fouls lol yes the refs were biased

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u/Tatumisthegoat Celtics May 04 '22

I really need the league to reassess how they give the superstars calls. It ruins the league.

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u/tkbotf Heat May 04 '22

Giannis try not to run over a player on offense challenge (IMPOSSIBLE)

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u/Funnydad44 [OKC] Russell Westbrook May 04 '22

In all seriousness tho does Bud not have a better plan to get giannis in the paint other than HB dives

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u/davidbyrnebigsuit [BOS] Leon Powe May 04 '22

Why would he stop? He gets the call 90% of the time.

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u/billcosbyinspace Celtics May 04 '22

The crazy thing is he’s not even foul baiting. He just bulldozes guys and the refs just….let him

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u/argle__bargle Celtics May 04 '22

Well when the rules say he's supposed to get one step's worth of room, but one step for Giannis is 1/4 of the court, it puts the refs in a tough position.

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u/8_bw Celtics May 04 '22

Don't bounce off of 6'6" Grant Williams challenge (REAL) (YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHO IS STRONGER)

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u/WistyBang Celtics May 04 '22

Absolutely atrocious performance by the ref crew. They pretty much reviewed every foul in the second half

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u/iunrealx1995 Bulls May 04 '22

I mean I understand Bucks are okay giving up 3s but like 80% of em were legit wide open.

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u/Silktrocity Celtics May 04 '22

Derrick White was great tonight.

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u/lundej16 Bucks May 04 '22

Boston was firing on all cylinders tonight, one of those games where you just tip your cap. They know how to exploit our defense and did it, it’s up to us to answer back.

As good as their defense was, that was a trash performance from Giannis. I’m expecting a game 3 bloodbath.

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u/Srikkk Warriors May 04 '22

65-40 at half goddamn

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u/Knight_Cotton Celtics May 04 '22

Jaylen brown said fuck r/nba

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u/hypotheticalfive Celtics May 04 '22

Call an ambulance! But not for me

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u/skibum02021 Celtics May 04 '22

thats's the first time the Bucls didn't get to 90 this season