NBA -- Celtics storm to 2-0 lead
By Oliver Iglesias
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
BOSTON ? The Celtics relied on a balanced scoring attack and excellent defense to repel Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks 120-106 on Tuesday night before a sell-out crowd at the TD Garden.
Jaylen Brown scored 30 points ? becoming the youngest Celtics player to score 30+ points in a playoff game -- and Terry Rozier ably filled in the void left by star guard Kyrie Irving as he added 23 points and 8 assists as they led four more Celtics in double figures. Marcus Morris contributed 18 points, veteran Al Horford chipped in 16 points and 4 assists, Greg Monroe had 12 points and 4 boards, and Shane Larkin finished with 11 markers and 3 assists.
Boston had a 60-51 lead in the first half and scored 21 points overall off 15 Milwaukee turnovers.
The Celtics reserves provided plenty of support by outscoring the Milwaukee?s bench 41-25, effectively sealing the fate of the Bucks as they led as much as 20 in the final quarter on a Larkin lay-up with 7:22 left.
Antetokounmpo topscored for the Bucks with a near triple-double effort with 30 points, 8 assists and 9 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points and 4 boards.
At the post-media presscon, the ?Greek Freak? was asked if his team has to play with more effort ? an observation also seconded by his Bucks coach earlier.
?I think as a team, we did not show up tonight. Hopefully, we can go back home, play better and get those two wins,? he said.
Down 2-0 in the series, Milwaukee will try to even up at home for Games 3 and 4 in the best-of-seven 1st round playoffs.
Boston went 48-for-90 for a 53.3% clip while Milwaukee had 46-for-77 for 59.7% field goal conversion.
Game 3 is Friday, April 20.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Oliver Iglesias.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
November 12: Janibek Alimkhanuly & Seniesa Estrada Headline World Championship Doubleheader at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas LIVE on ESPN+
, Tue, 04 Oct 2022ARCHIE SHARP TARGETS OSCAR VALDEZ WBO TITLE CLASH
, Tue, 04 Oct 2022NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #19 – Minnesota Timberwolves
By Reylan Loberternos, , Tue, 04 Oct 2022ESTRADA-CHOCOLATITO TRILOGY HEADS TO GLENDALE, AZ – MARTINEZ AND ARROYO SET AS CO-MAIN
, Tue, 04 Oct 2022BLUE-CHIP LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT ALI IZMAILOV BATTLES FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER RADIVOJE KALAJDZIC ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION® FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
, Tue, 04 Oct 2022Carto Decisions Sosa in Philadelphia
, Tue, 04 Oct 2022Split-T Management Signs Puerto Rican Amateur Star Willito Ortiz
, Tue, 04 Oct 2022Racasa to compete in Antipolo Youth Chess Club Rapid Tourney
By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 04 Oct 2022Boxlab Promotions Presents: Championship Boxing October 15 in Orlando
, Tue, 04 Oct 2022VACANT IBO TITLE UP FOR GRABS IN DICKENS VS DLAMINI
, Mon, 03 Oct 2022NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #18 – Chicago Bulls
By Reylan Loberternos, , Mon, 03 Oct 2022AMIR KHAN ADMITS: TRUSTING THE WRONG PEOPLE LED TO PAIN, HE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE, BEING FINANCIALLY SECURE DROVE HIM ON
, Mon, 03 Oct 2022Andrew Moloney looks to shine in Melbourne
, Mon, 03 Oct 2022Eder Jofre: Farewell to Brazil’s First Boxing World Champion
By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Mon, 03 Oct 2022Brazilian Legend Eder Jofre, 86, Passes Away
By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Mon, 03 Oct 2022St. John Paul is title favorite
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 02 Oct 2022Bayawan's Inigo clinches back-to-back chess titles
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 02 Oct 2022MATS Navigators is team to watch
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 02 Oct 2022Roldan Aldea Takes on Undefeated Kayne Clarke on October 29 in Melbourne
, Sun, 02 Oct 2022NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #17 – Brooklyn Nets
By Reylan Loberternos, , Sun, 02 Oct 2022Young, Nouri in contrasting wins in 1st PEZA Rapid 8-player Invitational Chess Tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 02 Oct 2022Labog rules GMG Chess Tour blitz chess championship
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 01 Oct 2022NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #16 – Atlanta Hawks
By Reylan Loberternos, , Sat, 01 Oct 2022Weights from Philadelphia
, Sat, 01 Oct 2022NM Velarde bags 2nd Chess title
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 01 Oct 2022