The Boston Celtics had been answerable for Sport 1 of their sequence with the Milwaukee Bucks effectively into the fourth quarter on Sunday afternoon, however a late Bucks rally made issues shut late.
Neither crew was particularly environment friendly on offense for almost all of the sport, however they got here alive late to hit huge shot after huge shot, in the end sending the sport to additional time at 99-99. The primary huge three of the ultimate 30 seconds got here courtesy of Malcolm Brogdon, as Milwaukee took benefit of poor rotation choices from Boston to create a clear search for him on the wing.
That tied the sport at 96, however Boston appeared set to have the ultimate possession of the sport with Terry Rozier dribbling the clock down earlier than placing poor Eric Bledsoe on skates with some filthy dribble strikes that left him extensive open for a stepback three of his personal with zero.5 seconds to go.
At that time, the celebration was on in Boston, however the Bucks known as timeout to advance the ball up court docket to depart themselves with an opportunity for a catch-and-shoot three to tie. Giannis Antetokounmpo inbounded the ball and couldn’t discover anybody open close to the three-point line, so he dropped it off to Khris Middleton who hoisted a loopy deep three that discovered nothing however web.
That three was upheld in a video assessment and despatched the sport to additional time whereas additionally giving Middleton 31 factors on the afternoon to guide all scorers in regulation.
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