Bucks vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Bucks vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Bucks vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Milwaukee Bucks play against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden

The Milwaukee Bucks are spending $162,135,421 per win while the Boston Celtics are spending $138,096,726 per win

Game Time: 12:00 AM EDT on Tuesday May 3, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: TNT
Home TV: N/A
Away TV: N/A
Home Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Away Radio: 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ

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Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
That short jumper is going to be a thing for Rob Williams in another year or so. He makes it a lot, but rarely takes it. – 8:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown back in the floor to open Q4.
Derrick White back out there with the four fouls too.
Giannis sitting to start Q4. Big minutes here for the Celtics. – 8:58 PM
Justin Garcia
@tmjgarcia
Celtics shooting finally fell back to earth and the Bucks started using Giannis as a screener more. But a 25 point hole is likely too much to make up against this defense unless you can force turnovers and the Celtics remain cold in the 4th – 8:57 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 83-66 after three
Brown – 25 points
Tatum – 19 points
Grant – 14 points
Horford – 11/10/3/3/1
Celtics – 50% FGs
Celtics – 15-31 3Ps
Celtics – 13 TOs
Giannis – 23/6/5
Holiday – 15 points
Portis – 11 points
Bucks – 49.1% FGs
Bucks – 3-12 3Ps
Bucks – 16 TOs – 8:56 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Giannis Antetokounmpo has 5 assists through 3 quarters, but none of them led to 3s.
In Game 1, Giannis assisted on 7 Bucks 3s – 8:56 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Bucks chipped away at that lead in the third — Giannis shot 8-11 in the quarter — but the Celtics made enough shots to keep Milwaukee from getting too close. 83-66, end of three. – 8:55 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
1️⃣2️⃣ to play ⏳ pic.twitter.com/jDGSYJK5NB8:55 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
Giannis just never stops, man. Nobody else his size can play this hard for this long. On top of everything else he brings, his conditioning level is just insane. – 8:54 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics lead #Bucks 83-66 after 3Q. Brown 25 (all in first half), Tatum 19, GWilliams 14, Horford 11; Antetokounmpo 23 (18 in 3Q), Holiday 15, Portis 11. – 8:54 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
That was a necessary delay of game for Giannis… he scored as many points in third quarter as Boston did… – 8:54 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
The #Celtics lead the #Bucks by 17 heading into the fourth quarter. Boston did lead by 26 at one point. – 8:54 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Rare, but Giannis is huffing and puffing. He’s having to do almost everything for the Bucks tonight. – 8:53 PM
Jabari Young
@JabariJYoung
Crazy… I’m watching this #Bucks #Celtics game with a Wes Matthews table coaster from his #Blazers days … 😂😂😂… just realized this pic.twitter.com/m84ZvCFnlI8:52 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Horford is making so many plays on defense. He and Grant have been outstanding. – 8:51 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
IF you can break through the pressure and IF you don’t turn the ball over and IF you make the shots Milwaukee wants you to take, you can really punish the Bucks’ defense.
Those “ifs” are gonna make for a stressful series for Celtics fans though lol – 8:51 PM
Micah Adams
@MicahAdams13
Can Marcus Smart give his Defensive Player of the Year award to Grant Williams and Al Horford? – 8:51 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
That hard closeout by Grant Williams created that last play. Jevon Carter didn’t expect that and he got up in the air without a plan. – 8:51 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
#Celtics counter with their own Jumbo Lineup: Rob Williams, Al Horford and Grant Williams alongside Jayson Tatum and Payton Pritchard. Early returns are a #Bucks turnover to TimeLord for the slam! Mike Budenholzer calls timeout! – 8:51 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Bucks had cut it to 16, but the Celtics have responded. That Jevon Carter turnover led to a breakout for Boston and a Robert Williams dunk.
Celtics up, 81-60, with 2:09 left in the third quarter. – 8:50 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics took a big punch from Giannis and the Bucks and right now they’ve only lost 4 points off the halftime lead and are up 21. Big response after the Ime timeout. – 8:49 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Celtics go to jumbo lineup while Bucks have three guards out there with Tatum, Williams(es) and Horford in an effort to neutralize a surging Giannis. They force a Giannis kick out, leads to TO, then Rob throws it down on the break. Celtics seizing control of this game once again. – 8:49 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
This lineup with Matthews on the bench gives Tatum places to attack with Carter and Allen too small. – 8:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
That’s better from Tatum. Much more decisive and went right off the catch. – 8:48 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Watching Jrue Holiday play defense might be one of my favorite things about watching NBA games. – 8:48 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Giannis is going right at Rob. Boston has to get him off Giannis. – 8:47 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
16 in the 3Q for Giannis. #Celtics #Bucks8:47 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
Giannis is hunting and attacking Robert Williams as much as he can – 8:47 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Absolutely insane that Wes Matthews was available for nothing. Where would Bucks be without him? – 8:47 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Marcus Smart standing almost on the court as he watches Game 2. You know how badly he wants to be out there. pic.twitter.com/QtUp6ER4Ey8:46 PM

John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Rob is going to have to play up on Giannis. That runway he gets gives him too much momentum to the rim. I know you generally play off Giannis to dare him to shoot, but Rob needs to be way up into him – 8:46 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Good design to get Brown downhill. He missed, but that was a great set. Good find by Tatum to Grant off the OR too. – 8:45 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
One of those nights for the Bucks, still.
Lopez just swatted a Jaylen Brown dunk attempt. Bucks couldn’t corral it and it resulted in a Grant Williams 3. – 8:45 PM
Dan Favale
@danfavale
giannis has definitely left shoulder indentations on like 80% of all nba players – 8:45 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
The #Celtics haven’t made a field goal in over five minutes of game play. – 8:44 PM
Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
A lot of stoppages BUT … it’s been 21 minutes of real time since the Celtics made a field goal. – 8:44 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
This ATO really needs to involve Jaylen Brown. Either getting him a shot of at least putting him in a spot to create something. – 8:43 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
The #Celtics pushed their lead to as many as 26 this quarter, but the #Bucks have gotten it down to 16 at 72-56 with 4:49 to go.
They’re doing it the long way, too, having made one 3-pointer thus far. – 8:42 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
Celtics 13 for 20 on 3-pointers in first half… 1 for 8 from beyond the arc in first 7:11 of 3rd quarter. Milwaukee closes deficit from 25 to 16. – 8:42 PM
Jabari Young
@JabariJYoung
I’ve been a Grant Williams fan since seeing him at the #NBA combine in Chicago a few years ago.
Had a work ethic you don’t see at the combine. Wasn’t trying to be fancy, just play the game right. Scouts loved him. Solid player for #Celtics8:42 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I’m not sure if the Celtics just thought coming out for the second half was enough, but they’ve got to get back to actually running offense. And pushing pace would help too.
25-point lead is now down to 16 points. – 8:42 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Celtics have missed their last five shots to go along with three turnovers during this 8-0 Bucks run. – 8:41 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
10-0 #Bucks run over about 4 1/2 minutes. #Celtics are 2-for-12 FG in 3Q. – 8:41 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics getting away from the patient offense that got their 3-pointers to fall in the first half. They’re getting back to the quick ones and they’re 1-8 in the 3rd. Formula is pretty simple, gotta stick to it – 8:41 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are approaching 7 minutes with just 7 points here. – 8:40 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Bucks getting a lot more deflections in the 2nd half that’s preventing this great Boston ball movement. – 8:40 PM
Greg Dickerson
@gregdickerson13
I don’t mean to complain up 20, but could Derrick white try and u know…score? – 8:40 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
giannis is now 11-for-27 in the paint in this series – 8:39 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
New for @YahooSports: It’s subtle, but it’s obvious. Tatum/Ja/Luka. The changing of the guard is here, and we haven’t missed LeBron in these playoffs: yhoo.it/38NCV0s8:39 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Common foul on Giannis. Let’s play ball. #Celtics #Bucks8:38 PM
Monte Poole
@MontePooleNBCS
That Giannis elbow is not a flagrant foul
But it might be a flagrant for a few other NBA players – 8:38 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Think this shouldn’t and won’t be a flagrant on the Giannis turn with the upper arm. Wasn’t even an elbow. – 8:38 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Giannis Antetokounmpo just picked up an offensive foul as he tried to spin on Grant Williams. Arms came up high and it looked like he got Williams in the face.
Officials reviewing it for a flagrant. – 8:37 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
grant williams should ask and receive the max – 8:36 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo called for an offensive foul on Grant Williams, and now the play is being reviewed for a flagrant. It is Antetokounmpo’s second foul of the game. – 8:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston needs to get Jaylen Brown some touches here. Run some stuff to get him the ball. Way too long without him getting good touches. – 8:36 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
offensive foul on Giannis and they’re going to look at that elbow to the chin for a flagrant 1. Could go either way here – 8:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Horford needs to take that short one in the paint. That’s over-passing. – 8:35 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Celtics have scored seven points over the first six minutes of the second half. – 8:35 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Brook Lopez has attempted one shot (the #Bucks first of the second half). Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 10 points this quarter, but the #Celtics lead 72-52 with 6:32 to go in the third quarter. – 8:34 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Timeout to Udoka as the Bucks have chopped five points off the Celtics 25-point halftime lead following that Antetokounmpo bucket. Celtics up, 72-52, with 6:32 left.
After scoring five points in the first half, Antetokounmpo has already put up 10 in the first 5:28 of the third. – 8:32 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston needs to get back to pushing the ball. They’re allowing Milwaukee to set their defense by walking the ball up. – 8:32 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Behind the back to ⏰👑 pic.twitter.com/4XGIjZGXxS8:31 PM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Like Allen screening for Giannis in transition, now Horford is on him and doesn’t want to help and Giannis with plenty of room to attack Brown. – 8:31 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics begin 3Q 2-for-9 FG – 8:31 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
might be time to put pritchard in for derrick white. bucks put giannis on white aka he isn’t guarding anybody – 8:29 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Derrick White intentionally fouls Giannis on the transition blow by to prevent him getting a three point play off. Celtics are keeping him out there and having him run point with four fouls. – 8:29 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Derrick White is going to need to make some shots, because Giannis is on him and just hanging out in the lane. – 8:29 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Four fouls on Derrick White. – 8:29 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I kind of think Boston is fine if the Bucks want to defend White with Giannis.
They’re just leaving White spaced deep and then playing 4-on-4. – 8:29 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Lol Horford gets so frustrated with the refs when it’s Cs ball out of bounds after a turnover and they don’t hustle and give him the ball quickly. – 8:28 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
I feel like a Kyle Anderson/Brook Lopez pick and roll might take 3 months to complete – 8:27 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Love the way Celtics have worn out Portis and the Bucks strategy to put 2 on the ball when he’s challenged in PnR. – 8:27 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
That was a great read by Tatum. Unfortunate that Brown missed it. – 8:26 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
I could be wrong, but it looked like Marcus Smart was just giving Robert Williams a quick tutorial on how to take a charge on the Giannis spin move – 8:26 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Bobby Portis gets a Flagrant 1 foul after making contact with Al Horford’s head. – 8:25 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown was 🔥🔥 during the first half. Damon Stoudamire gives the scoop on what he saw out of JB and our team overall. pic.twitter.com/FfQChkKoV48:25 PM

Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
As he attempted to do at the start of the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo puts up early shots in the opening part of the second half. He has scored all six #Bucks points to open the third quarter but the #Celtics still lead by 24. – 8:25 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Flagrant 1 on Bobby Portis after the review. – 8:25 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Flagrant 1 on Portis. #Celtics #Bucks8:25 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Giannis showing some intensity. 😤 pic.twitter.com/9j98NS4tC28:24 PM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Think this should be a flagrant 1 on Portis. Clearly came down with the arms to try to prevent the shot attempt and hit him in the head. An unnecessary play. – 8:23 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Looks like Bud changed the matchups at halftime to have Giannis take White instead of Jaylen. Allows Giannis to sit as low man and roam wherever he wants since they have been leaving White alone when he’s off-ball most of this game. – 8:23 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Well, Portis came down on Horford’s neck. In the 90s, it’s barely a foul. Here, probably a Flagrant 1. #Celtics #Bucks8:23 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Portis foul being reviewed for a flagrant. That late slap down might get him the F1 – 8:23 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
First spin move of the series for Giannis and the Celtics were right on it for the turnover. C’s defense has been fantastic – 8:23 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Alright that was Giannis drive. He was way too quiet in the first half. Celtics have to steel themselves for more of those kinds of drives – 8:21 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Giannis opening the second half on White instead of on Brown was the Bucks first big adjustment of Game 2. – 8:21 PM
Micah Adams
@MicahAdams13
The Celtics had the best scoring margin in NBA history over the final 30 games of the season.
The chance they would serve up two duds in a row at home was minuscule.
They might not be *this* good but this is much closer to who they are. – 8:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Brook Lopez.
And with no first-half fouls, there was Giannis being aggressive against White bringing the ball up. – 8:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said that the Celtics missed a ton of reads and didn’t drive and kick enough in Game 1. Clearly a different approach here to open the second game. – 8:18 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
#Bucks open the second half with an offensive foul – which is the third on Brook Lopez. – 8:17 PM
Vincent Goodwill
@VinceGoodwill
Appropriate response from the Celtics so far. Shaping up to be a dynamite second round.
And we don’t even miss (phone line drops) – 8:17 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown is putting on a CLINIC 🔥
HALF: 25 PTS (9/10 FGM) pic.twitter.com/Ikg68EVOFd8:16 PM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
The Bucks probably aren’t going to win this game, but figuring out something that works on offense for the rest of the series seems pretty important in the second half. – 8:16 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Ime Udoka loses Smart and added no one to rotation. Had already decided at halftime of Game 1 that Daniel Theis was out of rotation. Looks like just 7 guys until they get Smart back – 8:15 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Derrick White. No other Celtic has more than one.
Two fouls on Brook Lopez. No other Buck has more than one. No fouls on Giannis Antetokounmpo. I expect him to be very aggressive in the second half. – 8:13 PM
Ben Rohrbach
@brohrbach
The Bucks scored 47 points either in transition or on second chances in Game 1. They have three in the first half tonight. Turns out it helps when you make every shot and grab every rebound. – 8:13 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
the bucks have 1 offensive rebound – 8:12 PM
Justin Garcia
@tmjgarcia
Bucks trailed the Nets 65-41 at halftime in game 2 of the second round last year.
🤷‍♂️ – 8:11 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Wrote in this morning’s film breakdown about how the Celtics were sped up by Milwaukee’s length and pressure. We saw in the first half they stopped forcing to the rim in transition and were able to settle themselves after breaking the Bucks press. theathletic.com/3290202/2022/0…8:11 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Bucks only shot eight 3-pointers in the first half. A sign of just how little they could do to puncture the Celtics defense and open up the supporting pieces. – 8:10 PM
John Hollinger
@johnhollinger
Championship-caliber half by Boston. My goodness. – 8:07 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics driving to create offense is opening up the floor for all these looks.
Shot profile is much more even too:
10-19 two-pointers
5-8 at the rim
4-8 in midrange
12-20 three-pointers – 8:06 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
4/16 on 2s away from the rim for Bucks in the first half. 2/8 on 3s. That’s a comically low number of 3s. They only took 1 in the 2nd quarter. – 8:06 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Not sure I’ve seen anyone defend Giannis better in a half than Grant Williams just did.
Can’t believe I just typed that. – 8:05 PM
Lori Nickel
@LoriNickel
Whew. Look at those 13 made 3s by the Cs.
Bucks are 2-8 from 3 point range.
65-40 at the half for Boston.
You know, Boston attempted 50 3s in the Game 1 loss to MIlwaukee, a number that surprised the Bucks a bit Sunday afternoon after they won. pic.twitter.com/bcZf7LKOXo8:05 PM

Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Bucks attempted only one 3 in the second quarter, and it was missed by Giannis.
Boston hit 7 3s in that same quarter.
Bucks are very generous at allowing the 3. Most generous team in the league in that category all season.
Jaylen Brown is out here looking like Ray Allen! – 8:04 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
Milwaukee and Celtics other than Jaylen Brown tied, 40-40, at half.
Brown has 25 on 9-10 FG (5-5 on treys) for a 65-40 Boston lead. – 8:04 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 65-40 at the half
Brown – 25 points
Grant – 11 points
Tatum – 10 points
Celtics – 58.9% FGs
Celtics – 13-20 3Ps
Celtics – 17 ast on 23 FGs
Celtics – 7 TOs
Holiday – 11 points
Connaughton – 9 points
Portis – 7 points
Bucks – 42.9% FGs
Bucks – 2-8 3Ps
Bucks – 9 TOs – 8:04 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
@ROSGO21
Celtics dominate 1st half, it’s nuts here in Boston!
Impressed (not surprised) by the response from Jaylen Brown.
Bucks have been out rebounded, kept out the fast break (3pts) & Giannis (2-12) disrupted as a scorer & playmaker by (adjustment) 1 on 1 D. Grant Williams X Factor. – 8:04 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Jaylen Brown at the half – 25 points, 9-10, 5-5 from three. – 8:03 PM
Vivek Jacob
@vivekmjacob
Grant Williams’ defence on Giannis has been unbelievably good, making life THIS difficult for him seems almost impossible – 8:03 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jrue Holiday’s last shot in 1st half was the whole game so far. Celtics defence sets the tone and make the Bucks pay. Amazing first half by Jaylen Brown (25pts, 9/10FG, 5/5 3P), Celtics defence over Giannis is amazing (5pts, 2/12FG, 2TOs).
Celtics up by 25 (65-40). #NBAPlayoffs8:03 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Giannis looked afraid to take an outside shot on that last possession. Don’t see that often from him anymore. – 8:02 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
#Bucks trail the #Celtics big at halftime of Game 2. pic.twitter.com/jL2CJOG6ec8:02 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Jaylen Brown at the half:
25 PTS
9-10 FG
5-5 3P
He has more than double the threes the Bucks have as a team (2). pic.twitter.com/rnTeMksHMV8:02 PM

Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
25 points on 9/10, +24 by Jaylen Brown is one of the better halves in NBA playoff history. – 8:02 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Celtics follow up an 89 point Game 1 with a 65 point half here tonight. Jaylen Brown is having the best game of his life tonight, shooting 9/10 from the field, while Grant Williams is having the game of his career on both ends guarding Giannis while shooting and playmaking well. – 8:02 PM
Jeff Zillgitt
@JeffZillgitt
Suppose if one team makes 13 of 20 3-pointers in a half and Giannis Antetokounmpo has five points on 2-for-12 shooting, that one team is probably going to have a big lead.
Jaylen Brown 9-for-10 (5-for-5 on 3s) had 25 points in the first half.
Celtics 65, Bucks 40 – 8:01 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Flawless first half for Boston. Celtics score 65 points on 59% shooting (65%from three). Hold the Bucks to 40 points on 42.9% shooting (25% from three). Brown with 25 first half points. Giannis held to five (2-12 shooting) – 8:01 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics make the extra pass and give up the 2-for-1, but Jaylen splashes another 3. BOS 65, MIL 40. Halftime.
Brown 25, Pritchard 11, Tatum 10, Horford 9; Holiday 11, Connaughton 9, Antetokounmpo 7 (on 2-for-12 FG). – 8:01 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
I will take that ball movement for the 3 that JB got over a rushed 2-for-1. Celtics ball movement has been awesome in this 1st half (17 assists). 25 pt halftime lead. Giannis is 2-12 (5pt) – 8:01 PM
Vivek Jacob
@vivekmjacob
That was an absolute demolition of a first half by the Celtics and Jaylen Brown – 8:01 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown with 25 points on 9-for-10 shooting in the first half. He hit all five of his 3-point attempts. Just a dominant half by the Celtics, who lead 65-40 at the break. Giannis with just five points on 2-for-12 shooting so far. – 8:01 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics gameplan adjustment for Game 2: Take fewer 3s but make more of them. – 8:01 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
The Celtics are damn good. – 8:00 PM
Jonathan Wasserman
@NBADraftWass
Grant Williams has more 3s this month than he made his entire sophomore and junior seasons combined at Tennessee – 8:00 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics have done a much better job creating threes off drives vs just dribbling into them or taking them off swings. This is the Celtics 2022 offense at work tonight. – 8:00 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
All those uncontested 3’s that weren’t falling in Game 1 are going in tonight for the Celtics.
13-of-20 from deep. Jaylen Brown, Grant Williams, and Payton Pritchard combined 10-of-10.
Boston lead by 25 at the break. – 8:00 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Half: Celtics 65, Bucks 40 – 8:00 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
If the Celtics make all the shots they take and hold the bucks to 70 points… that’s a good game plan – 8:00 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
It’s always fun when Al Horford decides it’s a night he wants to run off his own rebounds. – 7:59 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Celtics having a ton of success triggering some of this weird automatic help from the Bucks, like a Pritchard drive causing Connaughton to come off strong side corner for a Grant wide open 3. – 7:59 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
I don’t think it would be possible for the Celtics to have played a better half – 7:59 PM
Sam Quinn
@SamQuinnCBS
Milwaukee’s Game 1 defense was basically the “what are you gonna do, stab me?” meme, and in Game 2, the Celtics are just stabbing them. – 7:59 PM
Rob Peterson
@ShotDrJr
The Bucks can let Pritchard drive – 7:59 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
They called a goaltend because 6″ Payton Pritchard’s hand got caught in the net trying to contest Connaughton’s reverse layup? – 7:58 PM
Sopan Deb
@SopanDeb
oh my god payton pritchard just guarded giannis one on one and was successful – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Bucks have gone back to the fullcourt pressure to end the first half.
Boston is short a ballhandler without Smart, so they’ve got to break this pressure as a unit vs one guy beating it himself. – 7:57 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Very important finish to the half right here for Boston.
Can’t give Milwaukee a good feeling going in to the half. – 7:57 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo hits his second shot and makes his first and only free throw of the first half. #Bucks still trail big in Boston. – 7:57 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Acrobatic bucket for Giannis. pic.twitter.com/HzwHUzLiRk7:56 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White has three fouls now, so he’s very likely done for the half. – 7:55 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
But no And-1 for Giannis. Just #Bucks ball. – 7:54 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka loses the challenge on Derrick White’s third foul. With Smart out and White in foul trouble, Tatum, Brown, and Pritchard will be running point for a while. – 7:54 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics lose the challenge
But no basket or 3-point play opportunity for Giannis
51-31, Boston, 3:36 left 1st half. – 7:54 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Foul on Derrick White, unsuccessful challenge. #Celtics #Bucks7:54 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I think that should have been a no-call on that White foul. So, it’ll probably stand. Doubtful it gets reversed to a foul on Giannis. – 7:52 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Grant Williams is a brick wall on defense. Has forced Giannis into two fadeaways this half. Forced a pass when Giannis three-dribbled into him on a post-up. – 7:52 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Man that’s a really rough call on White for his 3rd on Giannis. If anything it’s a no-call. Udoka challenging to erase the 3-point play. Looked like only contact was between Giannis’ forearm and White’s chest and he was in his path. – 7:51 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Holiday made the fallaway jumper a couple of possessions ago, but that was outstanding defense. First Grant held Giannis up in the post and then Horford forced Holiday into the long two. – 7:51 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Marcus Smart out. Derrick White with his third foul late in the second quarter. Celtics challenging the call, maybe at least partly because they are worried about their point guard depth. – 7:51 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics are challenging the blocking call on Derrick White – 7:51 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
derrick white is definitely overpassing now – 7:51 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Ime is challenging this blocking call on Derrick White. #Celtics #Bucks7:51 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Udoka calls a timeout and he is challenging the block called on Derrick White on that Giannis Antetokounmpo drive. – 7:51 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Celtics ball movement is lit! #BleedGreen7:51 PM
Sopan Deb
@SopanDeb
The possession ending with the Horford layup is the most beautiful basketball possession in the history of the NBA. – 7:51 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
That was easily Boston’s best offensive possession of the series. The Celtics passed up at least 3 3-pointers they would have taken in G1. They get a Horford layup out of it – 7:51 PM
Justin Garcia
@tmjgarcia
Celtics don’t appear to be wasting their big shooting day and the Bucks aren’t doing anything in the half court – 7:50 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Whew boy, that ball movement and what a find by Tatum! – 7:50 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Just some very 2015 Spurs-like possessions from the Celtics tonight. Turning down multiple good shots for great ones. – 7:50 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Masterful passing by the #Celtics. – 7:50 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The ball movement on that Celtics possession was special. – 7:50 PM
Nick DePaula
@NickDePaula
Jaylen Brown drops 20 in the 1st half in the Adidas TMac Boost. pic.twitter.com/YQu1cF3mDP7:50 PM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
The Bucks are down 20 as Giannis Antetokounmpo re-enters the game. – 7:50 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
MVP chants for Tatum as he hits 2 free throws to give Boston a 20 point lead. 17-8 Celtics in the 2nd – 7:49 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
The #Celtics are now up 20 on the #Bucks with under five to go in the first half. – 7:49 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Grayson Allen wondering where his 5 seconds call was after pressuring up Derrick White for that long – 7:48 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Pat Connaughton is checking back in for the #Bucks. – 7:47 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
If the Bucks want to run Matthews post-ups vs Pritchard, just let them. That’s not regular offense for him or the Bucks.
It’s like when teams used to post up IT with non-post-up players. Just let them do it.
Horford told Rob not to help there while Portis shot free throws. – 7:45 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Al Horford letting Rob know that coming over to help on that Matthews postup was the wrong move. If Matthews wants to post Pritchard, let him. The help led to the foul on Portis. Keep that discipline – 7:45 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Threading the needle 🧵🪡 pic.twitter.com/LYxDhOffAU7:41 PM

Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Grant Williams is a padlock – 7:40 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
As one may have expected, the #Celtics shooting has rebounded with an 8-for-12 start from behind the three-point line and 16-for-29 overall (55%). They’ve hit their open ones AND some tightly contested attempts. – 7:40 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Adjustments for Boston so far:
-No doubles on Giannis
-Doubling off Giannis when Portis tries to post
-Pushing pace on offense. Not allowing Bucks to set their halfcourt defense.
-Making shots…I guess? – 7:39 PM
David Morrow
@_DavidMorrow
So impressive for Jaylen Brown to just not let the Celtics lose this game after the Game 1 he had. – 7:38 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
20 for Jaylen Brown in 13 minutes. He scored 12 in all of Game 1. #Celtics #Bucks7:38 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown up to 7-of-8 FG, 4-of-4 from 3. – 7:38 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown has missed one shot tonight. 20 points. Incredible game from him so far. – 7:38 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
If Jaylen never misses again, the Celtics could be a tough out. – 7:38 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
I like that Tatum screening for White. They absolutely will not leave Tatum’s body and he’s got a 4 on 3. – 7:38 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics defense has been outstanding tonight. This is 2022 Celtics stuff. – 7:37 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Giannis 1-of-10. Has to be an all-time bad start for him. – 7:37 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Bucks got away with one as a tired Giannis didn’t step up on the PnR for Tatum and he missed one wide open. – 7:37 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Second quarter adjustment has Giannis facing up for iso and then going to DHO for the corner shooter to drive. Celtics counter by planting a low man under the rim while Grant sticks to Giannis’ body on the roll. Looks like that will take that action away. – 7:36 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Pat Connaughton went right to the #Bucks tunnel after being subbed out. – 7:36 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Al Horford has been a monster on defense so far. – 7:36 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
The Jevon Carter minutes are making the Payton Pritchard extended minutes possible – 7:35 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
The message to Giannis Antetokounmpo at the quarter break appeared to be set some screens. – 7:34 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I don’t think Boston has doubled Giannis once. They’ve helped on drives, but I don’t think they’ve doubled at all. – 7:33 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics really emphasizing pushing off misses and getting opportunities against a retreating Bucks defense. Not letting them get set – 7:33 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Nice pass by White to Horford who sprinted the floor after the stop on defense. – 7:33 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Wesley Matthews gets a steal. Jevon Carter immediately turns it over and that leads to a Payton Pritchard 3.
Been one of those nights for the Bucks thus far. – 7:33 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Boston midrange game:
– Game 2, 1st quarter (4/7 FGs, … Brown: 3/4 FGs)
– Game 1 (0/3 FGs, entire team) pic.twitter.com/ag6we9zmZQ7:33 PM

Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Jaylen, Pritchard and Grant Williams a combined 6 for 6 on threes. – 7:32 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Brown played the whole first quarter. Resting to start Q2.
Tatum went 11 minutes. Rob went 10 minutes.
7-man rotation so far. – 7:32 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Celtics failed to hit a midranger in Game 1. Made 4 on 7 attempts in first quarter of Game 2. – 7:31 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Giannis makes his way to the rack. pic.twitter.com/xmeyxEnDOn7:31 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 32-21 after one
Brown – 17 points
Grant – 6 points
Tatum – 5 points
Celtics – 57.1% FGs
Celtics – 6-8 threes
Celtics – 8 assists on 12 baskets
Celtics – 2 turnovers
Holiday – 7 points
Portis – 5 points
Connaughton – 5 points
Bucks – 40% FGs
Bucks – 2-7 threes – 7:30 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown’s 17 points surpasses his career playoff-high for a single quarter of 15, per @Stathead7:30 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
#Bucks trail the #Celtics 32-21 after one.
Jaylen Brown scored 17 for Boston. Milwaukee cut it to 8 for a moment & nearly forced a third shot-clock violation before Brown bailed out his team with a step-back 3.
Celtics going right down the court for a layup w/ 2 sec. left too – 7:30 PM
Chris Grenham
@chrisgrenham
Jaylen Brown caps an unbelievable first quarter with a great interior pass to Jayson Tatum: pic.twitter.com/JQRNdCZI7P7:29 PM

Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 1st quarter in Game 2 vs. the Celtics
2 points
1/7 FG
-10 +/-
9 minutes
Rough start but he has the way to turnaround the pace. Bucks down by 11 (32-21) after 1st Q. #FearTheDeer7:29 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
After one quarter, the Celtics lead, 32-21. Jaylen Brown is lighting up the Bucks so far with 17 points in the first 12 minutes.
Advanced Stats
OffRtg: 95.5
DefRtg: 139.1
Net Rtg: -43.6
ORB%: 8.3%
DRB%: 66.7 – 7:29 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
That was one hell of a first quarter for Jaylen Brown. 17 points and also a couple of pretty assists. Certainly looks healthy tonight. Has burst, step back, hitting 3’s. Doing it in every way.
Giannis is 1-7 from the field. – 7:29 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
End of 1️⃣
17 points for JB 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7oGsvNDArd7:29 PM

Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics lead #Bucks 32-21 after 1Q. Brown 17, Williams 6, Tatum 5; Holiday 7, Portis 6, Connaughton 5, Antetokounmpo 2. – 7:29 PM
Vivek Jacob
@vivekmjacob
that is a huge contested fadeaway three by jaylen brown with the bucks gaining momentum… could’ve been looking at a 6-point game despite the hot start and instead it’s now 11 after a quarter – 7:29 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
milwaukee made its run with a super tiny giannis, jrue, carter, connaughton, allen unit, which played 0 minutes during the regular season – 7:28 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
Celtics lead Milwaukee, 32-21, after one quarter. Jaylen Brown has 17 points on 6-7 shooting (3-3 treys, 2-2 FTS).
People got on him for his 4-13 shooting (3-9 treys) and 7 turnovers in Game 1. pic.twitter.com/x9BmDobbgv7:28 PM

Fred Katz
@FredKatz
Jaylen Brown putting on a clinic in How To Follow Up An Underwhelming Playoff Game – 7:28 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Our fractured society always unites for those few, brief seconds Grayson Allen gets dropped on national television. Good times. Ok back to life. – 7:28 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Best quarter of Jaylen Brown’s postseason career? – 7:28 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
First quarter Jaylen Brown outscored Game 1 Jaylen Brown 17-12 with a dime to Tatum to cap it off. – 7:28 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Just a mammoth first quarter from Jaylen Brown. – 7:28 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Game 1 was a very poor close to Q1 by Boston. They need to tighten up here. – 7:26 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo follows up his first assist with his first basket with less than a minute to go in the first quarter. #Celtics lead the #Bucks 30-19. – 7:26 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Bucks with the rarely seen 7-(-3) run. – 7:26 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Payton Pritchard last three came off the board. Game after the shot-clock expired. Celtics back to 27 points. – 7:24 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
3 points coming off the board because Payton Pritchard didn’t get his 3-pointer off in time. So it’s 27-12 Boston – 7:23 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics up 27-12, officials rule Pritchard’s 3 was after shock clock expired. – 7:23 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics now up 27-12 after Pritchard 3 is taken away due to shot clock violation. – 7:23 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Milwaukee: 5-17, 12 points
Jaylen Brown: 5-6, 14 points
30-12, Celtics, 2:07 left in the 1st. – 7:23 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo remains 0-for-6, Jrue Holiday is 2-for-6. Brook Lopez & Wesley Matthews haven’t attempted a shot yet. #Bucks are shooting 29% from the floor are and just 1-for-6 from behind the three-point line.
Boston is 6-for-7 from three.
#Celtics up 30-12. – 7:22 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Ime Udoka takes a timeout with the Celtics up, 30-12, and 2:07 left in the first quarter.
Jaylen Brown already has 14 points after scoring just 12 points in Game 1. – 7:21 PM
John Schuhmann
@johnschuhmann
Buck are just 2-21 after trailing by 15+ (only team remaining w/ fewer than 3 wins), but 1 of the 2 wins was vs. the Celtics (Christmas Day in Milwaukee). – 7:21 PM
Austin Krell
@NBAKrell
Think what really sticks out on all these Jaylen Brown buckets is that there is so much balance under his jumper. – 7:21 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Jaylen Brown with 14 points on 5/6 shooting to start this one. He had 12 points on 4/13 shooting in Game 1.
Also – Celtics have already made 4 mid-range jumpers (3 by Brown). They had 0 2-pt jumpers outside of the paint in Game 1. – 7:21 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Jaylen Brown had 12 points in Game 1
Brown has 14 with two minutes to play in the first quarter of Game 2. – 7:20 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I like Boston’s adjustment to make almost all of their shots while Milwaukee misses almost all of their shots. – 7:20 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics 30, Jaylen Brown 14, Bucks 12 with 2:07 left in first quarter – 7:20 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Boston Celtics big Game 2 adjustment seems to be hitting all their shots instead of missing all their shots. Good coaching decision there – 7:20 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jaylen Brown in Game 1 vs Bucks: 12 pts, 4/13 FG
Jaylen Brown in 1st quarter of Game 2: 14 pts, 5/6 FG
He’s back! #BleedGreen #NBAPlayoffs7:20 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown is a bad man pic.twitter.com/4nJ1HGvMKs7:19 PM

Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
So this might be the best quarter of basketball Jaylen Brown has ever played – 7:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
14 points for Jaylen Brown.
He’s played about 100000000x better than in Game 1. – 7:19 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
After the Celtics abandoned the midrange in Game 1, Jaylen Brown is outscoring the Bucks 14-12 all on his own by just driving in iso and pushing off into his 15 foot step back. – 7:19 PM
Chris Grenham
@chrisgrenham
Jaylen Brown had Grayson Allen on skates pic.twitter.com/CX1S62PhkK7:19 PM

Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Celtics defense at its finest. Lots of physicality so far. #BleedGreen7:19 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
A picture of Grayson Allen pic.twitter.com/w5b7jWXk0m7:18 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown playing the exact opposite of how he did in Game 1. – 7:18 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
First quarter Jaylen Brown is back – 7:18 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Jaylen Brown SAT HIM DOWN. #MidRangeGame7:18 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown tied with the Bucks at 12-12 through the first 8:30. – 7:18 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown has as many points in the first 8 minutes tonight as he did in all of Game 1. Pretty much all of it is coming in the midrange. – 7:17 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
The TD Garden was very excited to seen Grayson Allen go down on that crossover – 7:17 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
8 points for Grant Williams in four minutes. He’s been Celtics best player thus far. – 7:17 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
Brown’s already hit a couple jumpers over Brook Lopez on the drop coverage – 7:15 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Yeah, I might go with Tatum too – 7:15 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Key mindset change for Jaylen Brown so far as he shows the patience to not attack the rim in transition when the Bucks are there waiting. Slowing it down so Celtics can get into their offense and find the angles they want against Lopez in the drop. – 7:15 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I like the early sub by Ime to bring in Grant for Rob.
I bet Rob comes back on for Al when Lopez is out. Bucks don’t play back as much with Portis and Giannis, so that should open up stuff for Rob at the rim. – 7:14 PM
James Plowright
@British_Buzz
Looking at the physical profiles of the Celtics/Bucks you can see why they’re so good defensively. Outside of Grayson Allen, they’re all thick, strong bodied and can hold their ground in one on one situations. Charlotte outside of Plumlee/Bridges are pretty lean and skinny – 7:13 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Celtics have five assists on five baskets through the first 5:35. They’re attacking this Bucks defense a lot differently than they did in Game 1. – 7:13 PM
Ryan McDonough
@McDNBA
That’s two NBA Playoff games in a row where the home team came out swinging
The Suns jumped the Mavs last night and the Celtics are dominating the Bucks early on – 7:13 PM
Vivek Jacob
@vivekmjacob
can’t really get anything inside for either team but boston is creating better looks outside and knocking them down, perfect start for celtics – 7:13 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Celtics defense has been tremendous early. Grant Williams not giving Giannis anything easy. – 7:13 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo has started this game 0-for-6 and the #Bucks are 1-for-10 from the field. They trail the #Celtics 15-3 with 7:12 to go in the first quarter. – 7:12 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
That’s a 15-3 opening run on 5-9 shooting. Celtics attack the rim and mid-range first, and nine of their last 11 points have come from downtown. – 7:12 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
Grant Williams is Full Stop good. – 7:12 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka swaps the Williamses 3 minutes into the game to get Grant in there to bang with Giannis in single coverage and space the floor for Tatum. That gamble paid off huge and the Celtics are up 15-3 halfway through the first. – 7:12 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
Weird approach so far from Giannis. Two forced 3s, a bad fadeaway jumper. 0-6 overall – 7:12 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Lol Grant Williams – 7:12 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Can’t ask for a better start to this game. Covering Giannis very well (0-5 1 TO) pushing the pace against a retreating defense. Moving the ball (3 makes, 3 assists). 15-3 C’s – 7:12 PM
J. Kyle Mann
@jkylemann
grant williams mic’d up tonight!
huge night for @Ryen Russillo7:11 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
With Marcus Smart out, we will rely on the impact of Derrick White and Payton Pritchard for Game 2. pic.twitter.com/zAIhd1zvt47:11 PM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Giannis Antetokounmpo is off to an 0-for-6 start from the field. He made a bunch of plays in Game 1, but didn’t shoot efficiently. Same is true thus far tonight.
Celtics up, 15-3, with 6:25 left in the first quarter. – 7:11 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Giannis 0/6… and just as importantly, no assists – 7:11 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
The early shot selection for Giannis is … bad. Missed all six of his shots, including a pair of three’s. Firing up fadeaways in the post. 15-3, Boston. – 7:11 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics making shots, getting stops, lead 15-3 at the 6:25 mark. #Bucks7:11 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Celtics are up 15-3 and Bucks are shooting 10 percent from the field. What a defensive start – 7:11 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
No doubles on Giannis yet. He’s 0-for-5 to start this one.
Horford opened on him, now Grant has picked him up. – 7:10 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Jrue steal.
Bobby with the finish. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/0g17AcnHO87:10 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
Giannis 0 for 5 through the first five minutes. Nothing easy for him so far. Bucks 1 for 8 overall. – 7:10 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Grant Williams holding his own against Giannis early – 7:10 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo has started the game 0-for-4 and the #Bucks are 1-for-7. They trail the #Celtics 9-3 with 4 1/2 gone by in the first quarter of Game 2. – 7:09 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
That was a hell of a defensive possession by Grant Williams. – 7:09 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Ime Udoka talked about guys holding their ground against Giannis 1 on 1 without help. Grant Williams did a great job of it there. – 7:08 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Grant Williams already in for Robert Williams. That was a very early sub.
And Grant does a great job guarding Giannis on his first possession. – 7:08 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
That was an extremely quick sub for Robert Williams at the 8:36 mark of the first quarter. Grant Williams now on the court, the Celtics are going with more shooting. – 7:08 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
It took three and a half minutes, but the Bucks have their first points on a Bobby Portis and-one transition finish.
Brook Lopez forced the turnover and Jrue Holiday grabbed the steal. – 7:07 PM
Yaron Weitzman
@YaronWeitzman
That Brown can get Brook Lopez on a mismatch but then have his drive cut off by Giannis at the rim pretty much sums up why the Bucks’ D is so good – 7:07 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Al Horford sequence:
– hits middy
– steals Holiday
– assists Brown corner 3
(7-0 Boston run) – 7:06 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Two midrange shots and a corner three off multiple paint attacks. That’s the offense Boston needs.
Defense is really engaged early on too. – 7:06 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Similar-ish start to this one for the #Bucks with a couple of early turnovers = early #Celtics points. Boston up 7-0 in the opening minutes… – 7:05 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Best passing possession of the series for Celtics gives them a 7-0 lead. – 7:05 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum is gragging and holding his left wrist. He’s also got some tape on it. Something to watch. – 7:04 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
This starting group for the Celtics has played precisely three possessions together this season prior to tonight, by the way. – 7:04 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Celtics have already made two more midrange jump shots than they did in all of Game 1. The score is 4-0 right now. – 7:04 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Fairly sure I saw Dabo Swinney here in Boston at Bucks-Celtics game. – 7:03 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
It’s time for Bucks Basketball!! pic.twitter.com/QViXwIT0ME7:00 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
So, this is a pretty big game for the Celtics tonight, huh? – 6:59 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Jrueski continues to prove himself. pic.twitter.com/ExbPt1kAZJ6:47 PM

Sean Kelley
@SeanKelleyLive
Light it up. Time to roll. @Milwaukee Bucks @Boston Celtics on @ESPNRadio. @Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @KevinPWinter and I are buckled up and ready to bring it you wherever you might be. pic.twitter.com/Iyx0MOhdyB6:42 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White in Game 3 of Spurs vs Nuggets in 2019:
33 minutes
36 points
15-of-21 shooting
5 rebounds
5 assists
3 steals
1 block
1 turnover
Spurs won by 10.
White has it in him to be a big-time playoff performer. Let’s see what he’s got tonight. – 6:38 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
@ROSGO21
Game Day from Boston! Celtics look to bounce back in Game 2 vs the Bucks who looked deep & tough in the first matchup! Running my lane as @Sean Kelley throws lobs all night! We’re on the call, see you there! 🏀🍿🔥 #NBAPlayoffs6:35 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Prediction sure to go wrong (so don’t bet on it!):
Derrick White has his best game as a Celtic. Payton Pritchard scores a bunch and Boston evens the series.
If the Celtics are who we think they are, they should be able to salvage a split at home, especially w/o Middleton going. – 6:34 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Same 5 tonight vs. Celtics.
🏁 @Audi pic.twitter.com/1mqwa1RoGB6:33 PM

Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Giannis became the first player in Bucks history to tally multiple playoff triple-doubles in Game 1, marking just the 4th triple-double in franchise playoff history. pic.twitter.com/jvw5AaDobR6:16 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Only four players in NBA history have had a 4-year span w/ at least a +10 Box Plus-Minus:
Michael Jordan EIGHT times
LeBron James FIVE times
Giannis the last 4 years
Jokić the last 4 years
That feels statistically significant. – 6:13 PM
The Vertical
@YahooSportsNBA
Jayson Tatum’s college hoops jacket is 🔥
pic.twitter.com/7PJnmBK4Pj6:05 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
Wave your rally towels tonight ☘️
Thank you @ArbellaIns and @PutnamToday for hooking up every seat. pic.twitter.com/f6hFtcaiy86:02 PM

Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Bucks held the Celtics to 33.3% shooting in Game 1, marking the 4th time this postseason the Bucks have held their opponent under 40% shooting in their 101-98 win.
🔄 @betway Game Rewind pic.twitter.com/sCiOb0OOsS6:00 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Potential Adjustments for Game 2 of Celtics vs Bucks w/ @jacksobd | @WinningPlaysPod powered by @betonline_ag & @HelloFresh twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…6:00 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters for Game 2:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Derrick White
Bucks starters:
Brook Lopez
Bobby Portis
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Wesley Matthews
Jrue Holiday – 5:57 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Classic man.
📸 @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/l43UI2oKBS5:45 PM

Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Marcus Smart out for Celtics-Bucks Game 2 (thigh injury) nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/03/mar…5:42 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
What’s the #Celtics#Bucks spread now? – 5:38 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Mike Budenholzer said the Bucks will stick with the same starting lineup. Obviously, no surprise there. – 5:32 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Bucket hat Boy.
📸 @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/f4KXYXR8rQ5:28 PM

J. Michael Falgoust
@ThisIsJMichael
Love Mark Jones but someone give him an anatomy textbook before his next game. Robert Williams took that boot to the “midsection” ? 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/T4ItgDTrfx5:27 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
New: What players will get a bigger chance with Marcus Smart sidelined for Game 2? A closer look at Ime Udoka’s options for the pivotal matchup masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…5:27 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
More Payton Pritchard minutes probably isn’t a bad thing, especially if the Celtics can keep him out of mismatches on defense.
He should shoot better than in Game 1 and that would be huge for Boston’s offense. – 5:21 PM
Maddie Lee
@maddie_m_lee
Willson Contreras is day-to-day. David Ross said he doesn’t want to get into specifics for competitive advantage reasons, but nothing serious.
Contreras isn’t in the lineup today and hasn’t caught since Fri at Milwaukee. – 5:21 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said it was “glaring” how often the Celtics missed Rob Williams open around the rim in Game 1. – 5:20 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Ime Udoka said he doesn’t anticipate Marcus Smart being out long term. Cites three-day break between Games 2 and 3 as beneficial. – 5:18 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart is dealing with swelling, pain and limited movement. Suggests Smart likely will return for Game 3. Derrick White will start tonight. – 5:17 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Ime Udoka said he thinks Marcus Smart will be good with the three days off between Games 2 and 3.
Game 3 is Saturday in Milwaukee.
He said Derrick White will start tonight in Smart’s place. – 5:17 PM
Justin Garcia
@tmjgarcia
Derrick White starting for Marcus Smart tonight – 5:17 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka on Marcus Smart: “He’s out. Swelling, pain, restricted movement…I don’t think it’s long term. With 3 days off, we assume he’ll be okay (for Game 3).”
Derrick White will start. – 5:17 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Ime Udoka on Marcus Smart: “Pain. Restricted movement. … limited movement that didn’t get better.”
Derrick White will start in place of Smart. – 5:17 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka sounds optimistic that Marcus Smart will be back for Game 3 on Saturday – 5:17 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White will start, per Ime Udoka. – 5:17 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart has “swelling, pain and restricted movement.” It “didn’t get better over the days like we thought it would.”
Udoka thinks he’ll be able to play in Game 3. Derrick White will start in Smart’s place tonight. – 5:17 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart is dealing with “swelling, pain and restricted movement”. He added that the Celtics don’t expect this to be a long-term thing for Smart. – 5:17 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka says Derrick White will start game 2 – 5:17 PM
Jeff Stotts
@InStreetClothes
Re: Marcus Smart: While a quad contusion doesn’t sound particularly serious, damage to the quadriceps muscle group can be painful and limiting, particularly for a guard dependent on his speed. – 5:15 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Our team discusses its takeaways from defending Giannis in the series-opener and how it can strike a better balance guarding him in Game 2.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…5:15 PM
Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Per Celtics, Marcus Smart is out tonight with a bruised right thigh – 5:13 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
In theory, this is a big part of why Boston traded for Derrick White. Because of how he plays, Marcus Smart is always going to be dealing with some form of injury. This one just hits at a particularly bad time. But, again, this is why you have White: to pick up that slack. – 5:11 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Spring feeling.
📸 @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/F87lzbEPDE5:10 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Something to keep an eye on with Marcus Smart out:
Bucks picked up fullcourt a LOT in Game 1. Boston’s only pure ballhandlers with Smart out are Derrick White & Payton Pritchard. Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown can do it too, but that’s asking a lot in addition to their other stuff. – 5:09 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Derrick White is suddenly one of the most important Celtics tonight in the wake of Marcus Smart missing Game 2: masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…5:06 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Marcus Smart is out tonight, a really tough hit for the Celtics trying to salvage the split at home – 5:06 PM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Marcus Smart is out for Game 2 with a thigh contusion, per Celtics. – 5:05 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Marcus Smart will not play tonight due to a thigh contusion, per the Celtics. – 5:05 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart has been ruled out tonight for Game 2 with his right quad contusion. – 5:02 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Meanwhile, on the court, warmups begin for the reigning NBA Finals MVP. #Bucks v. #Celtics 🔜 pic.twitter.com/NIGP6FcBEj5:01 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
I’m guessing Derrick White will start with Marcus Smart out. That puts more minutes in play for Payton Pritchard. Could also open up minutes for Aaron Nesmith or Sam Hauser.
We may get more from Ime Udoka on who will start in about 15 minutes or so. – 5:01 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
Quite the testament to Marcus Smart’s value that he won Defensive Player of the Year and I still think his absence tonight might be more notable on the offensive end. – 5:01 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
marcus smart is out and grant williams should start in his place: si.com/nba/2022/05/03…4:59 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
The Celtics have ruled out Marcus Smart for tonight’s Game 2 against Milwaukee. Massive blow for Boston to be without its point guard and the Defensive Player of the Year as the Celtics try to even the series. – 4:59 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Marcus Smart is Out tonight due to thigh contusion. – 4:58 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport update:
Marcus Smart (right thigh contusion) – OUT – 4:58 PM
Marc Stein
@TheSteinLine
Marcus Smart is out tonight, Celtics say. – 4:58 PM
Shams Charania
@ShamsCharania
Celtics say Marcus Smart is OUT for Game 2 vs. Bucks due to thigh contusion. – 4:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart is OUT for Game 2. – 4:58 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
first one on the court 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/bFWmpQeobE4:33 PM

Dallas Mavericks PR
@MavsPR
Last night, Luka Dončić became only the 3rd player in @NBA playoff history to register 45+ points, 12+ rebounds and 8+ assists in a game.
*Luka Dončić (45p-12r-8a, DAL at PHX, 5/2/22)
Kevin Durant (49p-17r-10a, BKN vs. MIL, 6/16/21)
LeBron James (47p-12r-8a, CLE at ATL, 5/9/09) pic.twitter.com/vOzHsMrYju4:18 PM

Justin Garcia
@tmjgarcia
Since 2001 only 8 teams have won the first 2 games of a best of 7 series on the road:
’21 Mavs (Clippers)
’18 Cavs (Raptors)
’17 Cavs (Celtics)
’17 Bulls (Celtics)
’14 Blazers (Rockets)
’14 Wizards (Bulls)
’05 Spurs (Suns)
’01 Lakers (Spurs) – 4:17 PM
Chris Vernon
@ChrisVernonShow
Me and @Kevin O’Connor recorded this. Kevin didn’t get to ask me if I was underrating the Celtics. open.spotify.com/episode/4fNUka…3:57 PM
The Ringer
@ringernba
🏀 The Heat’s postseason defensive effort
🏀 Deandre Ayton’s Game 1 performance
🏀 What the Celtics need to do differently in Game 2
#TheMismatch with @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor: open.spotify.com/episode/4fNUka…3:53 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Will the Bucks have more or less than 24 assists tonight?
📊@betwayusa pic.twitter.com/XpSGt5jAR63:30 PM

Brad Botkin
@bradbotkincbs
I know giannis has improved greatly as shooter and especially drive and kick guy, but i still think there’s a formula to sag off and stay attached to shooters. He’ll still put his head down. Give him 30, take some charges and recover to kickouts. Boston super equipped to do this – 3:20 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Standing on planes, freezing in ice; at age 34 & with a bad back, #Bucks Brook Lopez does what it takes to compete:
“Just do whatever I can to get through it, because that’s the toughest thing. It’s my least favorite. That hurts.” 🥶
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…
🔖 ⁦@Lori Nickel⁩ – 3:04 PM
NBA Math
@NBA_Math
Latest NBA Player Power Rankings on @Sportscasting19:
10. Ja Morant
9. Deandre Ayton
8. Stephen Curry
7. Jayson Tatum
6. Chris Paul
5.
4.
3.
2.
1.
Full rankings from @fromal09: https://t.co/Wbht0kqEQL pic.twitter.com/5p7bsb7C4e2:46 PM

Kevin O’Connor
@KevinOConnorNBA
The Celtics contested just 68% of Milwaukee’s 3-pointers in Game 1.
That’s the lowest contest rate of any team in the playoffs so far and the lowest for Boston in any game this season, per @SecondSpectrum.
Bucks kept capitalizing on the attention shaded toward Giannis. pic.twitter.com/yX4Wq5Rzwt2:45 PM

Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Tonight is Game 2 and @picknsavestores has your game night meal covered.
Fuel up with the “Jack of Hearts” Sandwich!!
Recipe of the Round: https://t.co/oAnn0ibVsG pic.twitter.com/VMPcVNY8p72:32 PM

Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2002, the @Boston Celtics Paul Pierce scored a postseason career-high 46 points and had six assists in a 120-87 win over the Sixers.
Pierce is one of only three players in franchise history to record at least 45p/5a in a playoff game (John Havlicek and Jayson Tatum). pic.twitter.com/pnhHzkaZHM2:01 PM

Lori Nickel
@LoriNickel
Hello from Boston. Stole 90 minutes out of the day for a tour. Old State House. Beacon Hill. Black heritage trail. Puritans. North End. Longfellow Bridge. Kilroy was Here. First anti slavery speech was here.
New England law school was first for women. First X ray here. Cheers! pic.twitter.com/RXb6bMWh451:48 PM

Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
Mavs assistant Sean Sweeney will interview for the Hornets head coaching job, source confirms. Sweeney is one of the NBA’s top assistants who worked closely with Giannis in Milwaukee and has helped revitalize Dallas’s defense. – 1:43 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
In Photos: Bucks shootaround in Boston before Game 2. – 1:36 PM
Chris Sheridan
@sheridanhoops
50 3s attempted by #Celtics. WWBRS (What would Bill Russell say?) Also, lots of individual player props are enticing tonight in #NBA playoffs, especially among #Grizzlies: sidelines.io/nba/can-ja-mor…1:33 PM
Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
The Celtics will attack the Bucks in different ways tonight, but things still won’t be easy for them offensively if the Bucks bring the same focus and intensity on the defensive end.
Story ($1/month sub offer inside): https://t.co/KCSRxChS3e
Watch Brook Lopez on this play: pic.twitter.com/s8uRHEniNg1:17 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Do the Celtics Have an Answer for the Greek Freak? | A List Podcast w/ @A. Sherrod Blakely, @Gary Washburn & @KwaniALunis | Powered by @betonline_ag & @indeed twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…1:15 PM
Wes Goldberg
@wcgoldberg
Zoomed around a bunch of NBA playoff matchups and storylines with @dieter on @KNBR
– Grizzlies aren’t dead
– Not worried about the Suns
– Bucks-Celtics under-reactions
and more!
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-2…1:00 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Gear up for the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals with a free giveaway of Giannis autographed game-worn sneakers!!
Check out Bucks Bids powered by @metabilia_io in the Bucks App!! https://t.co/SQMcq2E3b4 pic.twitter.com/DasMrpGY4D12:32 PM

The Ringer
@ringernba
💯 The Suns’ resurgence with Devin Booker’s return
💯 How the Bucks turned the tables on the Celtics
💯 @JomiAdeniran puts the Jazz on #PackWatch
#RealOnes with @Logan Murdock and @Bell19Raja: open.spotify.com/episode/0k5DNd…12:17 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Taking Thanasis’ energy into Game 2. pic.twitter.com/fcBlvgxGFc12:01 PM

CBS NBA
@CBSSportsNBA
Celtics vs. Bucks: After buckling under pressure in Game 1, Boston must show how far offense has come
cbssports.com/nba/news/celti…11:24 AM
Adrian Wojnarowski
@wojespn
ESPN Sources: The Charlotte Hornets are beginning to interview candidates for their head coaching job, including Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson, Milwaukee assistant Darvin Ham, Dallas assistant Sean Sweeney and Mike D’Antoni. – 11:16 AM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Asked Al Horford about the importance of Game 2 vs. the Bucks. “All our focus is on tonight. I’m very locked in”, he said. #BleedGreen #NBAPlayoffs11:06 AM
CBS NBA
@CBSSportsNBA
NBA picks, best bets: Why Warriors can win again; one member of Bucks’ supporting cast due for scoring dip
cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-p…11:05 AM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
“We knew what we had to do. We had to be desperate.”
All-Access: Bucks close out Bulls presented by @BMOHarrisBank premiering NOW on Bucks Youtube!! pic.twitter.com/pvppSpbh0d11:01 AM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Game 2 shootaround scenes in Boston. pic.twitter.com/pkNKHDWU7010:58 AM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
New: The #Celtics made a big gamble on Derrick White at the trade deadline. Entering a crucial Game 2, the Celtics need more from their midseason addition against the Bucks masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…10:45 AM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
TONIGHT ☘️ Round 2 Game 2
🆚 @Milwaukee Bucks
⏰ 7PM
📺 @NBAonTNT
🎙️ @985TheSportsHub & ESPN Radio
Small Business of the Game: https://t.co/HpSDk6OTCT
#CelticPride pic.twitter.com/cbKFRkhP2X10:42 AM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
The Bucks had a simple game plan for Game 1.
“Just try to wear them down as much as possible to where coming into that fourth quarter, it’s gonna be hopefully a struggle.” – Jrue Holiday
On how they made it difficult for the Celtics, at @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/3289799/2022/0…10:08 AM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
jrue holiday is elite in isolation. boston’s defense is built to force isolation offense and it guards those plays better than any other team.
on a critical battle that will help decide who goes to the conference finals: si.com/nba/2022/05/03…9:59 AM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Draft workout news is starting to come out Here’s some players the Boston Celtics are reportedly set to work out in the coming days:
Teddy Allen – New Mexico State
Julian Champagnie – St. John’s
Peter Kiss – Bryant
Lucas Williamson – Loyola
Boston has the 53rd pick in the draft. – 9:27 AM
Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
NEW @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck: Celtics-Bucks, a big offseason in Utah, Draymond tossed, Doc’s response to critics, more. Links: https://t.co/l8eHfbkR3g pic.twitter.com/AN2rXSSJhc9:25 AM

Zach Lowe
@ZachLowe_NBA
Column: How Milwaukee won Game 1, and what to watch for tonight in a huge Game 2 for the Celtics:
espn.com/nba/insider/st…9:13 AM
Jabari Davis
@JabariDavisNBA
NBA #FinalsFile w/@Robert Horry – 1984 Lakers vs Celtics Part 1:
Apple: https://t.co/GademfDve7
All platforms: https://t.co/wan3m5Pr3O
@GraceFuisz @PCoughter #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/1YlslaR4Af9:10 AM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
☘️🎙 NEW CELTICS TALK POD 🎙☘️
How will Celtics respond in Game 2? @trenni is still optimistic about C’s chances despite Game 1 struggles.
📺 https://t.co/kHMUq6EBjZ
🎧 https://t.co/nroPprZQOM pic.twitter.com/2ZjULlUzmP8:39 AM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
What do Celtics do if Marcus Smart isn’t 100% for Game 2?
nbcsports.com/boston/celtics…8:07 AM
Lori Nickel
@LoriNickel
Nickel: Standing on planes, freezing in ice; at age 34 and with a bad back, the Bucks’ Brook Lopez will do what it takes to compete jsonline.com/story/sports/n…6:54 AM
J. Michael Falgoust
@ThisIsJMichael
Disregard Giannis’ gamble to dupe Williams into passing by stunting his closeout and trying to jump passing lane. Go back to Jazz Game 6 w/Bogey and Gobert. First pass is where the guy splitting the difference (Giannis) goes (to the ball). Rotation low man (Allen) runs to corner pic.twitter.com/SQveDdIiEg1:02 AM

John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Thanks to all the Locked On Celtics fans for listening to and watching the show… First four months of 2022 combined audio/YouTube is just under 1.3 million listens/views.
Appreciate every single one of you! Thank you! – 12:41 AM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
New podcast up on YouTube now, will hit audio feeds in a bit…
– 3 things that could go better
– 3 things that could go worse
– 3 adjustments Boston can make to win Game 2
Watch: https://t.co/Kzu8LdxdA8 pic.twitter.com/REBGkYWg4E12:18 AM

Justin Garcia
@tmjgarcia
Taping Locked on Bucks while the Blues are holding a 2 goal lead in the playoffs.
Wish me luck. – 10:59 PM
Nick Friedell
@NickFriedell
P.J. Tucker says the last time he played full court defense on somebody like he did on Harden tonight was last season as a member of the Bucks — in the East Semis on Kevin Durant. – 10:28 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Max Strus scored 5 points tonight.
He was +27, the highest on the Heat.
He is 2nd in +/- in the entire playoffs, only trailing Giannis. pic.twitter.com/vXivNsVWqN9:54 PM

Henry Abbott
@TrueHoop
The Bucks defense convinced the Celtics to shoot more. @David Thorpe recommends another approach. https://t.co/p9K68mOtcF pic.twitter.com/p14S0HiYTm9:52 PM

Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
#Bucks w/ Wesley Matthews, Jordan Poole & Kevin Looney, Tyler Herro…heck of a start to the NBA playoffs for city of Milwaukee / state of Wisconsin hoopers… Of course you’ve still got Jimmy Butler & Jae Crowder doing their thing… – 9:39 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Collective tenacity and collective togetherness. pic.twitter.com/dfdwa8Hq8M9:39 PM

Mike Lynch
@SportInfo247
It’s funny how much of what Chuck has said about rebounding over the years bucks conventional wisdom. It’s nice to have that combination of width and quick leaping I suppose – 8:43 PM
Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
Ex-@BryantHoops G Peter Kiss works out for the Celtics tomorrow
nj.com/rutgers/2022/0…8:08 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
“It’s instincts.”
Inside the Mind of Giannis’ off the backboard dunk. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/l01YnReMhs7:42 PM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
The Bucks’ injury report has not changed for Game 2 on Tuesday night.
OUT:
Khris Middleton (left MCL sprain)
George Hill (abdominal strain) – 7:17 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Do the Celtics Have an Answer for the Greek Freak? a-list.libsyn.com/do-the-celtics…7:10 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Dispatches from Boston:
💪 Giannis feels great after a physical game leaves his body beat up ✍🏽 @Lori Nickel
https://t.co/8ezJKzHN9f
🛑 Why he was asked https://t.co/dotnedIp36
🥊 The #Bucks threw a heck of an opening round punch.
https://t.co/3RjH9DKHBn pic.twitter.com/VGpEuGNeuH6:53 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
The quest for the Cup starts tonight 🏆
Good luck, @NHLBruins 🏒 pic.twitter.com/wU57Wl6xG66:20 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
“This is just a testament to what we have experienced throughout the season.”
We’ve shown our resiliency all year and now it’s time to do so again as we look to bounce back in Game 2.
nba.com/celtics/news/s…5:15 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics Injury Report for Game 2 vs. Milwaukee:
Marcus Smart – Right Thigh Contusion – QUESTIONABLE – 5:01 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport for Round 2 Game 2 vs Milwaukee:
Marcus Smart (right thigh contusion) – QUESTIONABLE – 4:58 PM
Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
In Photos: Bucks practice in Boston. – 4:56 PM
Bobby Portis
@BPortistime
#NewProfilePic #BobbyBifocals
Link in My Bio 🕶 pic.twitter.com/W9lIlizz6v4:55 PM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
Marcus Smart the only player on Boston’s injury report. Questionable, as expected, due to the right thigh contusion. – 4:54 PM
Marc Stein
@TheSteinLine
The Celtics say Marcus Smart (right thigh contusion) is questionable for Game 2 against Milwaukee. – 4:54 PM
Michael Gallagher
@MikeSGallagher
The Celtics had 17 3PAs with 18-24 seconds left on the shot clock yesterday (10.3 average on the season). That was 20.2% of Boston’s FGA volume yesterday (12% on season).
They also had 37 no-dribble 3PAs yesterday (26 average on season). – 4:49 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Video breakdown: Sloppy, avoidable turnovers doom Celtics in Game 1
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/05/02/vid…4:32 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
We’re looking to regain our offensive rhythm by making adjustments before Game 2. pic.twitter.com/GZRxu3w3Y54:22 PM

Mark Murphy
@Murf56
Ime Udoka on Marcus Smart’s “questionable” status due to a quad contusion: “It’s more so than just pain tolerance. There’s some tightness and some restriction with movement as well.” …. Says Smart will receive treatment and be reevaluated before Game 2. – 4:12 PM
Krishna Narsu
@knarsu3
Is it a hot take to say Giannis is a better player all-time than KD already? Or does he just need more seasons? – 4:01 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: GSW/MEM and MIL/BOS Game 1; DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Outlooks w/ @Danny Leroux
Dunc’d On Total Access members get this episode ad-free, plus our other 4 pods per week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/mX51f9CkKX4:00 PM

Alex Kennedy
@AlexKennedyNBA
“We created the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Champion award last season in recognition of Kareem’s leadership, his unwavering commitment to equality and his life-long pursuit of social justice,” NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum told @JBlancarteNBA: basketballnews.com/stories/nba-ho…3:28 PM
Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On: GSW/MEM and MIL/BOS Game 1; DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Outlooks w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm
Listen: …basketball-nba-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/gsw-m…3:00 PM
Deonte Burton
@DeonteBurton
Y’all missing the point the Milwaukee bucks are a better defensive team than the Brooklyn Nets were/are – 2:30 PM
Stephen Noh
@StephNoh
Find somebody in your life that follows a plan like Jrue Holiday. pic.twitter.com/nmQynI0cuQ2:23 PM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters that George Hill will be OUT for Game 2, despite being on the floor today.
Bud: “He was doing a vitamin, doing some individual work. He’s doing a little bit more in his vitamins, but not anything significant or any kind of new update.” – 2:09 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Robert Williams called his shot to the groin area from Giannis’ foot as a “stinger.” Said it took a while to feel normal again. Said team trainers wanted to examine the area. Williams declined the offer. #Celtics1:37 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Rob Williams said that Brook Lopez makes it difficult at the rim, but Williams added that he needs to find areas to be available for passes inside. – 1:36 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Robert Williams said it’s difficult for him with Brook Lopez around. Said he needs to find the areas to be available for passes from teammates. – 1:35 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Rob Williams on getting kicked in the balls yesterday: “The trainers were like “Let’s go check it out” and I’m like “Check out what?”. Man, it was a stinger. I just needed a minute.” – 1:34 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Rob Williams on Giannis accidentally kicking him in the balls: “Trainers were saying we gotta go to the back and check it out. I said, ‘Check out what?!’” – 1:34 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Robert Williams on getting struck below the belt: “Thankfully I made it out.”
Said the trainers said they wanted to check it out. Williams to them: “Check out what?” – 1:34 PM
Lori Nickel
@LoriNickel
Best part is coach George Hill holding guys accountable for their FTs. pic.twitter.com/eTf5gwLz521:34 PM

Lori Nickel
@LoriNickel
End of practice and Brook Lopez is … amused pic.twitter.com/EZUVjJQrOo1:33 PM

Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka said the Celtics missed a lot of drop offs to Rob Williams at the rim.
Williams: “I always gotta give those guys an outlet. Not necessarily just dump-offs, but we gotta make the right plays on offense as a team.” – 1:32 PM
Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
Post-practice shooting games for the #Bucks pic.twitter.com/poEmGqqUeW1:31 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White said part of his job is helping the Celtics play at the pace they want. He added: “I have to be better about helping the guys and taking the pressure off them when I’m out there next game.” – 1:24 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Derrick White said he needs to do a better job helping the team keep its offensive tempo steady when the Bucks’ high pressure speeds them up. Says he has to get them into some of their plays, as they get caught up trying to beat the press and attack past it. – 1:23 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White repeated Ime Udoka’s thoughts that the Celtics have to avoid getting sped up by the Bucks, especially when Milwaukee brings fullcourt pressure. – 1:22 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White: “I’ve gotta do a better job of just being more steady.”
White said he left the pressure defense impact. Feels like he should be able to do a better job getting the Celtics into their sets. – 1:20 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Derrick White: “I think I’ve gotta do a better job of just being more steady.” Said he needs to avoid letting the pressure impact him and get the Celtics into something every time down. – 1:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Biggest themes of Ime Udoka’s presser today:
-Boston was good on halfcourt D, but allowed Bucks to score too easily in transition, especially off bad offense.
-Celtics missed a lot of passes, especially interior ones that should have led to better looks.
-Boston rushed offense – 1:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
On avoiding turnovers (Boston had 18 in Game 1), Ime Udoka said that the Celtics need to avoid playing in a crowd so much and that they need to be ok taking an extra dribble. Said the thought the players picked up the dribble to early and got sped up often throughout the game. – 1:14 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka wanted his team to not force so many 3s because the Bucks are a load up and rotate defense, so they will be able to find those looks when they keep working the possession. Said they needed to not play in a crowd as much against this defense and take the extra dribble. – 1:13 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics didn’t see their outlets, but “they were all open all over the court.” – 1:12 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics emphasized today that they don’t need to force open 3s, that they can get those whenever against the Bucks defensive strategy. – 1:11 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on the Celtics offense: “At times it felt like guys were trying to do it on their own attacking their shot-blockers, when we know this is a heavy rotation team.”
Udoka also said the Bucks did a good job loading up on Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and forcing them left. – 1:11 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka on Celtics’ offensive struggles: “At times it felt like guys were trying to do it on their own, attacking their shot blockers when we know this is a heavy rotation team.” – 1:09 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka repeated what he said yesterday about the Bucks “speeding the Celtics up”. He said that Boston has to be better at handling Milwaukee’s pressure on the ballhandlers and getting into their sets. – 1:09 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Bucks were forcing Tatum and Brown left throughout Game 1. Said the Celtics can tweak some things against that strategy. – 1:08 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Coach Udoka says Marcus Smart (quad contusion) is feeling quite a bit of soreness today: “He’s a tough guy that’s going to try to play through things. We’ll get him some treatment today and see how he feels tomorrow, but he’ll be listed as questionable.” – 1:08 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said the Celtics defense was “as good as it has been all year”, but he cited the transition defense as being poor. Said that the real dropoff came on the other end of the floor and that the Celtics “missed a lot of really good looks”. – 1:05 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Ime Udoka thought the Celtics “missed several dropoffs at the basket.” – 1:05 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Ime Udoka: “We were really good defensively in the halfcourt.” Thought the Celtics poor offense aided the Bucks at the other end. Said when the Celtics looked at the numbers, they were as good as they’ve been all year in the halfcourt. – 1:04 PM
Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
Marcus Smart will be questionable for Game. 2. Ime: “He’s sore. Pretty bad thigh contusion.” Said he got hit twice in same spot during Game 1. – 1:04 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Udoka said Marcus Smart is questionable with a “pretty bad” quad contusion. Got hit there twice during Game 1. #Celtics #Bucks1:03 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Celtics coach Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart will be listed as questionable for tomorrow’s Game 2 because of the quad contusion. – 1:03 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Marcus Smart will be listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game with what Ime Udoka calls a “pretty bad quad contusion” – 1:03 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka says Marcus Smart will be questionable for Game 2 with his quad contusion. Said he’s sore but he’s a “tough guy who’s going to try to play through some things.” – 1:03 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart is sore and has a pretty bad quad contusion. Udoka said Smart will try to play, but will be listed as questionable. Added that Smart’s shoulder is fine. – 1:03 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Marcus Smart listed as questionable for Game 2 between Celtics and Bucks. #BleedGreen #NBAPlayoffs1:03 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Marcus Smart is sore and has a pretty bad quad contusion. He’ll be listed as questionable tomorrow. His shoulder is “fine,” per Udoka. – 1:03 PM
Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On: GSW/MEM and MIL/BOS Game 1; DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Outlooks w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm
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Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: GSW/MEM and MIL/BOS Game 1; DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Outlooks w/ @Danny Leroux
Dunc’d On Total Access members get this episode ad-free, plus our other 4 pods per week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/V8vKdBan6Y12:00 PM

Jim Owczarski
@JimOwczarski
‘Maybe I’m weird.’ #Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo feels great after a physical game leaves his body beat up jsonline.com/story/sports/n… ✍🏽 @Lori Nickel11:31 AM
Marc Berman
@NYPost_Berman
Everyone picked the #Celtics but it’s time to “Fear The Deer.” Again nypost.com/2022/05/02/gia…11:31 AM
Lori Nickel
@LoriNickel
‘Maybe I’m weird.’ Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis Antetokounmpo feels great after a physical game leaves his body beat up jsonline.com/story/sports/n…
also: Dodgeball Dunk? …
Glass Cracker? …
Selfie Slam? …
(help me out here, this thing needs a name) . – 11:27 AM
Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
Can the Celtics get back in the series in Game 2 tomorrow night?
Hear what Brian Scalabrine thinks 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/fcWTtZCnAf11:07 AM

Lori Nickel
@LoriNickel
Good morning from Boston. Bucks have a practice later today. pic.twitter.com/iqhhqeNtEO11:05 AM

JD Shaw
@JShawNBA
NBA’s best from May 1:
– J. Morant: 34 pts, 9 reb, 10 ast
– J. Jackson Jr: 33 pts, 10 reb, 6-9 3pt
– J. Poole: 31 pts, 8 reb, 9 ast
– Jr. Holiday: 25 pts, 9 reb, 3 stl
– Giannis: 24 pts, 13 reb, 12 ast
– S. Curry: 24 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast
– B. Portis: 15 pts, 11 reb, +11 – 10:56 AM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
New: Lower seeded teams that have won Game 1 by double digits have gone just 2-10 in those series in the past decade. I took a closer look at the winners/losers on that list and whether it means anything when it comes to the Celtics-Bucks series
masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…10:55 AM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Players are shooting 20-55 (36%) when guarded by Steph Curry this playoffs.
Only one guard has defended more shots at a lower DFG% — Jrue Holiday. pic.twitter.com/1fjFCy3Cln10:54 AM

Stephen Noh
@StephNoh
Horford on Giannis matchup data from NBA Stats:
2/10 shooting, 2/2 FTs, 6 points pic.twitter.com/jnXw13YpRZ10:20 AM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
Re-watching Game 1.
I was trying to figure out how Antetokounmpo lost this yesterday from my seat in real time and it looks like Horford might have kicked it? pic.twitter.com/rqGSAm4EE010:15 AM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
Today’s @MAStateLottery #HeroAmongUs helped rescue a co-worker and his family from imminent danger in Ukraine. Andrew Smeaton traveled 4,500 miles to Kyiv and crossed two European borders to escort the family to safety. pic.twitter.com/Usn1YQcjKi10:06 AM

Eric Nehm
@eric_nehm
After the parade, Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted me to remind folks he can pass. He roasted me in January for comparing his passes to Jokic.
Sunday’s Game 1 should remove all doubts. Antetokounmpo can pass.
And he took control of Game 1 with his vision: https://t.co/T6LC1HRQRf pic.twitter.com/eAGdcoQ9SW10:03 AM

Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
We’ve been thinking about this jam all night. pic.twitter.com/kCjtC7ICwV10:01 AM
Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On: GSW/MEM and MIL/BOS Game 1; DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Outlooks w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm
Listen: …basketball-nba-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/gsw-m…10:00 AM
John Schuhmann
@johnschuhmann
The Bucks have the 2 ugliest wins of the playoffs thus far: 92.1 pp100p in their G1 W over CHI & 100.0 yesterday: go.nba.com/2d6t3
They won 2 games when scoring 100.0 per 100 or fewer in the regular season: go.nba.com/wedd69:58 AM
StatMuse
@statmuse
This playoffs, Giannis is averaging more
Points per 36
Rebounds
Assists
Blocks
FT%
than he did last playoffs, when he won the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/YsZ1fUakVA9:55 AM

Matt Williams
@StatsWilliams
The Bucks have held opponents to 30.7 paint points per game this postseason (in 6 games).
That is the fewest paint points per game allowed over a 6-game span by any team this season, including regular season and playoffs. – 9:49 AM
Justin Garcia
@tmjgarcia
All games in the Blues/Wild series fall on Bucks off days so I’m looking for a place to watch these games. The only hockey bars I know of in Milwaukee cater to the Blackhawks, Predators and Wild. Any suggestions? – 9:43 AM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
Giannis Antetokounmpo yesterday:
✅ 24 PTS
✅ 13 REB
✅ 12 AST
Antetokounmpo is one of only three players in @Milwaukee Bucks history to record a triple-double in a playoff game, and he’s the only one to do so twice. pic.twitter.com/jNY5rexOqM9:11 AM

Milwaukee Bucks
@Bucks
Bucks win big on the road so you can reap the benefits!!
Visit any Wisconsin-area Wendy’s for a FREE small frosty!! pic.twitter.com/ctUFXHVCRf9:01 AM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: GSW/MEM and MIL/BOS Game 1; DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Outlooks w/ @Danny Leroux
Dunc’d On Total Access members get this episode ad-free, plus our other 4 pods per week. Subscribe: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/9o1DHk68lf9:00 AM

Ted Davis
@nbated
Joining @czabe at 8:15ish this morning to discuss BBB Bucks Boston Beatdown. @TheGameMKE 97.3 @WNFL 11 W’s from a Matching Pair. https://t.co/vwJDH8Zzrr pic.twitter.com/jtE5i4oGpj8:58 AM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
Giannis finished with 31 points generated off assists (not including his self alley-oop).
Rest of the Bucks: 22 assist points. Giannis still an absolute menace on night he missed 16 of 25 shots. – 8:50 AM
Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
NBA tracking had 45 of Celtics’ 50 3-pointers as open (4-6 feet) or better.
Boston made 16 of them (35.5%)
That’s low but not egregiously far off from what they shot in Round 1 on open or better 3s (44 of 115, 38.2%) – 8:37 AM
Chris Sheridan
@sheridanhoops
How many 3-point attempts is too many 3-point attempts? Boston fans asking that this morning. Will #Sixers and #Mavs fans be asking the same after tonight? usblog.betway.com/nba/nba-playof…7:56 AM
Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
The Celtics got punched in the mouth. And literally kicked in the junk. It’s been a while since that’s happened on their home turf.
So how does Boston respond when Game 2 now feels like a must win?
nbcsports.com/boston/celtics…7:37 AM
Marc Berman
@NYPost_Berman
#Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo have made their championship statement after season of doubt #NBA #Celtics nypost.com/2022/05/02/gia…6:47 AM
Andrew Bogut
@RogueBoguesPod
Playoff Picks via @andrewbogut
West
@Golden State Warriors 4 – @Memphis Grizzlies 2
@Phoenix Suns 4 – @Dallas Mavericks 3
East
@MiamiHEAT 4 – @sixers 2
@celtics 4 – @Bucks 2
#nbaplayoffs – 4:38 AM
Andrew Bogut
@RogueBoguesPod
Playoff Picks via @HoopConsultants
West
@Golden State Warriors 4 – @Memphis Grizzlies 2
@Dallas Mavericks 4 – @Phoenix Suns 2
East
@MiamiHEAT 4 – @sixers 1
@celtics 4 – @Bucks 2
#NBAPLAYOFFS – 4:36 AM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On with @Danny Leroux GSW/MEM and MIL/BOS Game 1; DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Outlooks
…basketball-nba-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/gsw-m…3:45 AM

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