Intractable in the last quarter, the Celtics tied in the bucks!

Sure, 2-2 is the fashion for these conference semi-finals, as a new series shows such a score after four games, and that’s between the Bucks and the Celtics.

Since that night, the two teams have found themselves effectively linked, because the C teams managed to win the tongs on the floor of the defending champion (116-108)! Following the phenomenal performances of Horford (30 points, 8 rebounds) and Jason Tatum (30 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists) also evaluated at the end.

Even if they’ve been in the lead for a long time, Giannis Antetokounmpo (34 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists) and his team should give up their home advantage against the Massachusetts players and will try to reclaim it Wednesday night, at TD Park.

Provided, of course, that you don’t suggest that the last quarter failed like in this 4 game…

What to remember

Despite frustration, Boston surrounded Milwaukee. In this segment with the advent of trench warfare, regularly riven by malfunctions and smelling of the Eastern Conference, the Celtics knew how to turn their backs to let the storm pass when nothing was going their way. Especially in the third quarter, when Giannis Antetokounmpo was painting paint and every whistle was in favor of the Bucks. Frustrated, like Jaylen Brown (The Bugs) or Jayson Tatum (The Clumsy), Ime Udoka’s guys stayed though, not to get left behind and sign one last release…

Grandpa Horford resists. If he was certainly dominated many times by Giannis Antetokounmpo in defense, “Big Al” did an excellent job in attack. Long clumsy Jason Tatum and foul-hampered Jaylen Brown, the Dominican was the Celtics’ most reliable player, showing very little to no slack and scoring at the right times, from far and near. Matching new mode classic For the inner C’s, a formidable last quarter (16 points!), when he had to fill in Robert Williams’ absence on the racquet as a bonus.

Giannis Antetokonmo, brutal but defeated. Despite not voting for the 2022 MVP, “Greek Freak” continues to show why he is one, if not more, the dominant player. Sure, his choices aren’t always perfect, especially when he decides to shoot 3-pointers in the first intent, but franchise player The Bucks clearly have their team on their shoulders. The downside is that it wasn’t properly supported last night. Dominant as possible without Robert Williams inside, especially in the second and third quarters, Antetokounmue shined, but Milwaukee capped. Quick game 5…

tops/swings

Fourth quarter in Boston. Victorious 43-28 (!) From the last twelve minutes of this game, the Celtics turned a mountain today. A Greek mountain, because until the beginning of the fourth quarter, Giannis Antikonmo and his family seemed untouchable and in control. The balance of power was reversed, however, with Al Horford and then Jayson Tatum planting 28 points at 2 points (like Milwaukee!). Add to that important baskets from Marcus Smart, brazen skill (84% in shots…) or a better defense in Antetokounmpo, and you get a small steal for C.

Marcus Smart. From one leg (or nearly), the 2022 defender was of terrible and heroic value to the Celtics. In defense of course, to limit Jrue Holiday to 5/22 from the shot or cause strong passes and a loss of the ball, but also in attack, to score the capital baskets, just as necessary. Upon arrival, he finished with 18 points and 8 assists in 41 minutes, without spoiling anything (8/13 in shots, including 2/3 at 3 points), and prides himself above all on raising his level in attack after the break. Especially in the last chapter (9 points).

Brooke Lopez. Without Robert Williams, the bucks hub (17 points, 7 rebounds) had a lot more room than usual in the paint and didn’t fail to take advantage of it, to accumulate successes near the circuit. He can especially thank Jrue Holiday’s excellent transformations, clumsy but very inspired in the pass to water his indoor balloons on the alley, but not only. It’s also interesting to protect his basket or throw off the offensive rebounds, so Lopez put in a great game under Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Wes Matthews. It’s hard not to stress the Bucks veteran’s fresh performance of 12 points, at 3/4 to 3 points. Reliable in every aspect of the field, he basically helped set Jayson Tatum to just 6/18 on shots and 2/9 on 3 points, in the first three quarters. Then the All-Star winger finally woke up, but Wes Matthews kept making his life that much harder, forcing him to take tricky shots that eventually turned. Whatever the case, this performance is enough to delight the defending champions, who are still deprived of Khris Middleton and who therefore have every interest in obtaining The role of the players effective.

Boston errors and rebounds. For three quarters, we wondered how the Celtics could have come out with anything other than defeat, as they couldn’t defend without fouling US Dollars (25 in total) and to prevent them from devouring their offensive rebound (13 inches). total, for 12 second chance points). Undoubtedly the absence of Robert Williams helped with that, but also due to a bit of generosity from the referees, the defending champion appeared confident in his strength, following Giannis Antetokounmue, but not necessarily better backed by the All-Stars of the Eats.

Milwaukee Support Team. Specifically, the Bucks may regret not having a truly reliable second attack option, behind Giannis Antetokounmpo. Without Chris Middleton, Jrue Holiday always struggles to show regularity in shooting (5/22 in shots, including 1/6 at 3 points…), which prevents him from getting as productive at 20-25 points as hoped. The result: If Brock Lopez, Grayson Allen, Bobby Portes, Wes Matthews or Pat Connaughton aren’t all particularly hot, no one can make up for Middleton’s absence, especially in terms of ball control.

the following

5 . game At night from Wednesday to Thursday (1:00) next to Boston.

dollars / 108 shots bounce
players minimum shots 3 points LF a Dr T pd Ceremony Int baby CT +/- points evaluation
G. Antetokounmpo 41 14/32 0/4 6/11 2 16 18 5 5 0 4 0 +1 34 30
B Lopez 29 6/11 0/1 5/6 5 2 7 0 3 0 1 1 -7 17 18
J holiday 41 5/22 1/6 5/5 2 5 7 9 3 3 2 0 -23 16 16
W Matthews 29 3/5 3/4 3/3 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 +7 12 13
J Allen 29 3/7 1/4 0/0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 -10 7 6
T. Antetokounmpo 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0
Nura 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0
B- Ports 15th 2/7 0/1 0/0 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 -6 4 6
J Hill 23 1/1 1/1 2/2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 -6 5 8
J Carter 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0
B. Connaughton 30 4/8 3/6 0/0 0 7 7 0 0 1 0 1 -6 11 16
R. Tucker 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 2 2
El Vildosa 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0
sum 39/94 9/27 21/27 13 35 48 18 17 6 7 3 108
Celtics / 116 shots bounce
players minimum shots 3 points LF a Dr T pd Ceremony Int baby CT +/- points evaluation
J. Williams 25 3/9 1/5 2/2 0 4 4 0 4 0 2 0 -17 9 5
J. Tatum 42 11/24 3/10 5/6 2 11 13 5 3 0 2 0 +9 30 32
A Horford 42 11/14 5/7 3/4 0 8 8 3 4 0 1 1 +20 30 37
Mr. Smart 41 8/13 2/3 0/0 0 2 2 8 3 0 3 2 +1 18 22
J Brown 32 5/11 2/5 6/6 0 3 3 1 5 1 2 0 +5 18 15th
Dr.. This 11 0/5 0/2 0/0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 -10 0 -4
Dr.. white 34 4/6 1/3 2/2 1 3 4 3 2 0 0 1 +18 11 17
P. Pritchard 13 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 0 +14 0 6
sum 42/84 14/37 18/20 4 34 38 25 25 2 11 4 116

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