Celtics Get Blown Out by Bucks in Game 3, 116-92

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He can take smaller defenders in the post while also spacing bigs out to the 3-point line to create driving lanes.

The Celtics mounted a furious comeback in the second half after trailing by as many as 20 points in the third quarter.

Giannis Antetokounmpo: It was yet another efficient scoring game for Antetokounmpo who led the Bucks with 27 points that included a game-winning tip-in with 5.1 seconds to play.

You have to hope that the Celtics will bounce back when they get home. Milwaukee, which won Game 3 116-92, has never won a series after starting in an 0-2 hole. Their activity levels were contagious to their teammates. The resurrection of Eric Bledsoe has been key, Jabari Parker is utilizing floor space, and even Thon Maker is getting his.

The Celtics battled in a special way in that second half, but now they have a better understanding of what kind of standard needs to be held if they are going to get a victory, especially on the road.

And so now the series heads back to Boston, and both squads are probably asking themselves the same question - which Celtics squad will show up? He glanced back over his right shoulder to find that Maker was checking in. "We've just got to find our rhythm and play with pace".

Stevens had clearly made a decision at halftime that Ojeleye would be his counter to Maker.

The Bucks set a franchise play-off high with 14 blocks, eclipsing the previous high of 13 set in game three.

Belt's 21-pitch plate appearance most since at least 1988
One of the hit batters was Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons , who had to leave the game due to a right forearm contusion. Belt fouled off the first pitch and worked the count full before fouling off the final 11 pitches of the at-bat.

When Milwaukee have been fully engaged on defence in the series, trying to score has been like trying to draw blood from a stone for Boston. This was particularly important in the 4-5 pick-and-rolls, as showcased below.

In the second half, it was more of the same.

For the Bucks, it will be interesting to see if they carry the same defensive energy over to Boston, where they were often out of sorts in the first two games. This one was a bit more accidental, but similarly effective. The Greek Freak has been incredible, averaging 27.8 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 6.5 APG through four games. That pressure didn't necessarily lead to loads of turnovers by the C's, but it consistently ate away at their shot clock and took their offense out of rhythm. They settled for long shot after long shot and didn't push the pace as much as they had been.

Brogdon restored the Bucks' advantage with his corner three with 33.5 seconds remaining.

Boston must have recognized this effect in some form. A twisting Brown layup in traffic and a Tatum 3-pointer then cut the Bucks lead to nine, 69-60 with 3:13 left in the third. The Celtics would draw no closer than 14 over the final three quarters.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spurs, but they were willed to the finish by the 40-year-old Ginobili, who has said he will decide in the offseason if he will return.

Game 4 is Sunday in Milwaukee.

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