Irving, Celtics no match for 'aggressive' Giannis

Arnold Nichols
May 5, 2019

Update #1 (May 2, 12:29 PM): Ainge is "feeling much better today", Sham Charania of The Athletic reports, and is up and walking around, expected to return home today.

Despite the complaints, the foul calls in the game were almost even. Boston was called for 27 fouls and Milwaukee 26. The Celtics were facing the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs.

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, center, reacts after making a three point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in Portland, Ore. And now, two months later, all signs point to the Bucks hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy at the end of May. Boston will need a few eye-popping numbers of their own when Game 4 tips off at TD Garden on Monday at 7 p.m.

The Celtics also wore black warmup T-shirts bearing Havlicek's No. 17. On one hand, the Celtics hit 16-of-40 3-pointers, 30-of-32 from the free throw line, and got solid offensive games from Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris. Milwaukee went 15-for-37 from 3-point range, as Antetokounmpo's supporting cast - which many around the league doubted would hold up under the bright lights of a road game of this magnitude - came through (even though Eric Bledsoe had yet another terrible game in Boston, finishing with nine points on 4-for-15 shooting). "To me, he's a friend and the family's been so good to us".

The Bucks, after getting blown out in Game 1, took a 2-1 lead over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a controversial win on Friday night.

Jamal Murray had a playoff-high 34 points for the Nuggets.

Bucks: Finished 15 of 37 from the 3-point line.

Hood was a starter for Cleveland last season when the playoffs opened, but fell out of favor and refused to check into the final minutes of a blowout win over Toronto in the second round. "And he'll take a charge off the ball, which I think is important". Brad Stevens is one of the best coaches in the league so you know he'll be ready with a new game plan to slow down Giannis. That is why I get my sleep and my massages.

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