Why The Milwaukee Bucks Are The Best Team Left In The Playoffs

Why The Milwaukee Bucks Are The Best Team Left In The Playoffs

Games 3 and 4 are in Boston, where the Celtics are 12-1 over the past two postseasons. For the last eight minutes of the third quarter, the Bucks were in the bonus, which led to Milwaukee taking control of the game.

Jamal Murray scored 34 points, and Nikola Jokic collected 33 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists for the Nuggets, who used their inside game to keep the score close in the extra sessions. The 2.1m-tall center played 65 minutes, two shy of the post-season record. "Too many second-chance points too many turnovers, that was the difference in the game", Nuggets coach Michael Malone said.

Antetokounmpo had only 13 field goal attempts but had 16 points from the free throw line in a game that featured 53 total fouls called - 39 in the second half. In the past two games, Boston has been able to get some elements of their offense to work seamlessly, while others are grinding gears and spitting out smoke.

Under Brad Stevens, the Celtics are 19-3 against the spread as a favorite in the playoffs, including 8-0 ATS when listed as a small favorite of three or fewer points. The Bucks travel to Boston Wednesday in advance of Friday's Game 3. By the way, the Bucks acquired George Hill midseason simply to open up cap space for the summer. "That's what my teammates want me to do", Antetokounmpo said.

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The Milwaukee Bucks and the Portland Trail Blazers each grabbed huge wins in National Basketball Association playoffs on Friday night to take 2-1 series leads. They made just 5 of 23 shots and missed all 10 of their 3-pointers in the quarter.

"I think basketball does wear on your body but I think overall it's important for guys who are retired to, you know, to keep a type of awareness on their body and the health on their body the way they do when they're playing".

"I mean it's inevitable".

Hood nailed a shot from beyond the arc to give Portland a 138-136 lead with 17 seconds remaining. "They really suck in when people drive and meet you at the rim".