Khris Middleton sent the game into overtime with a ridiculous buzzer beater to tie the game at 99.
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Middleton scored 31 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out with 13 seconds left in overtime, for the Bucks.
As the Bucks reflect on the emotional loss, they know they could have made plenty of plays throughout the course of the game, but the final foul call on Antetokounmpo was a point of contention. Celtics players and coaches howled for a foul call as the sellout crowd of 18,264 at TD Garden voiced its collective displeasure. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 48.2 percent shooting.
The game went to overtime because each team hit a 3-pointer in the final 1 second of regulation. John Henson was okay with seven points, six rebounds and six blocks but there were too many non-factors on the offensive end.
With 25 seconds left, the Bucks would close to within one, 94-93, before Horford would extend the Celtics lead to three on the free throw line. Just imagine them at full strength next season. He earned all 14 free throw attempts, I know that, because he was really, really working to get to the line and really working to get position early.
The Milwaukee Bucks have another chance to steal home court advantage before going home for game three. The brilliant Buck had 13 rebounds to Horford's 12 and seven assists to his four while playing 39 more seconds.More news: Chibok Parents Mark Four Years After Abduction Of Schoolgirls
The "kids" on the squad came through on the big stage as Rozier scored eight of his 23 points in overtime, Jaylen Brown scored 20 points while playing nearly 46 minutes, and rookie Jayson Tatum scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds in 44 minutes.
The Boston Celtics are without their star point guard this postseason, but his replacement got off to a blazing start Sunday afternoon. "So I'm the last guy to ask about what I'm gonna be like the next couple days", James said. At times, they've been blown out in the first quarter, forcing them to expend more effort to get back into the game.
Milwaukee simply didn't get enough help to carry the load for Middleton and Antetokounmpo. Jabari Parker logged just 15 minutes and finished with two points, while Thon Maker and Shabazz Muhammad didn't even take the floor.
"Both teams are going to keep fighting", said Bucks coach Joe Prunty after the game. At worst, it turns into an outcome like the one that played out in the regular-season finale at Philadelphia, which turned into a lopsided lead for the streaking 76ers by halftime.
The C's went up by eight with 9:37 left in the game.
Five Celtics scored more than 19 points, with Morris being one of them, as he dropped 21 off the bench for the C's.
Game time is set for 8 p.m. And only one other Bucks' player scored in double-digits.