In the second game of a two-game series against the Celtics, the Bucks were unable to get the job done. They’d fall, 122-114.
Boston would find themselves holding a 32-26 advantage after one. They’d hold the lead right after a 12-6 run to start things out. Giannis Antetokounmpo did not look like his normal self right out of the gates, as he failed to score a single point in the opening 12 minutes.
Poor shooting and turnovers would continue to impede the Bucks in the second quarter. It was clear that Giannis and Khris both weren’t themselves. However, the Bucks still found themselves only down by five at the half, 60-55.
That five point deficit would quickly evolve into a double-digit advantage for Boston. They’d really take advantage of Milwaukee’s poor shooting (on the flip side, Boston connected 9-of-14 threes in the quarter). However, a brief run from the Bucks closed things out, but the Bucks still saw themselves down double-figures going into the fourth, 103-89.
From there, Boston would continue their hot shooting and never really present an opportunity for the Bucks to sneak their way back into this one. They’d finish with a 122-114 victory.
Stat That Stood Out
It was clear that Giannis wasn’t entirely himself. He didn’t have the typical presence he normally does in scoring the basketball and even looked gimpy at times. All in all, he’d finish with 16 points. This has now been two consecutive games where he’s looked off after being sidelined for a game due to a sore knee. It’ll be interesting to see how Bud handles his situation tomorrow, as the Bucks wrap up their homestand against the New York Knicks.