On so many levels it was a disappointment, but I also felt a swell of pride for Giannis Antetokounmpo and company for putting forth this kind of effort without their second best offensive player. I hope y’all were able to enjoy some of it too, even amidst the disappointment. Here’s to next year.
Milwaukee found some help from its complementary players to start, taking a 26-20 lead after one. The Bucks had a chance to close out the half down just two, but an rough foul call against Giannis resulted in a 3-shot foul for Boston that ended with Milwaukee having to climb out of a 48-43 deficit with one half to go. Boston’s defense stifled the Bucks in the third, as their three-point bombing continued, forcing Milwaukee into a 79-64 disadvantage with one quarter left to save their season. There was no miracle turnaround this time though, as Milwaukee couldn’t overcome a lopsided three-point game.
Stat that Stood Out
Milwaukee was 4-31 from three in the competitive portion of this game.
Boston was 20-53 from three before their starters got pulled.
That’s it. Thats’s the stat that stood out.