Bucks putting on shooting clinic rarely seen in playoffs

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"That's what I'm supposed to do, change the game in that way".

Brown's fourth 3-pointer of the day - which came a good three feet behind the 3-point stripe early in the fourth quarter - cut the Bucks lead down to just three, 75-72. But the Bucks charged back with a 17-5 run to get within 61-57 with 3:44 left in the third before free throws from Horford and Smart pushed the lead back to eight and a Brown 3-pointer made it a 7-0 run with 2:24 left in the third.

"For me, maybe I had a good view of it, I just didn't think he got it off, so I voiced my opinion on that". "I don't want it to turn into, 'Hey, we have to do this for Giannis'".

Boston misses the clutch drives to the basket, those what-are-you-doing 3's, those blocked shots on 7-footers, that pain-in-the-butt defense, and, of course, those don't-pass-it-there turnovers.

Smart had surgery to fix a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb on March 16 with an estimated recovery time of six to eight weeks. While the Bucks should be mad, it was a two-possession game and they lost a possession late, so it did not decide the game. Horford scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Boston. But in the grand scheme of things, I would just say it's on all of us.

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You hate to see Rozier's role reduced in any way, but bringing him off the bench should not take away too much of his impact.

In the second year of his young National Basketball Association career, it is clear to see that Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown is a student of the game.

Prior to Game 1, Brown did his best to prepare Tatum for what was to come, but nothing compares to the actual experience. Hit some very tough shots and had a lot of timely plays.

Antetokounmpo said, "It means a lot", gutting out a critical victory that evened the series at two wins apiece. His learning curve has been expedited with people being out and people being hurt. One is in Year 2 of his playoff career, while the other is still learning the ropes as a rookie. Head coach Joe Prunty and several players complained about it during the game.

Injured guard Marcus Smart, who has been sidelined by a thumb injury, was officially medically cleared to play, ahead of tonight's Game 5, according to a team report. "Got to protect our house". We've got multiple guys that are capable of knocking shots down. They felt comfortable those last two games up until those last two quarters. The ball did not [go] in, they got the offensive rebound so we couldn't review the play. Despite missing their best player, Boston has been showing how good of a team they can be when playing together. But we've been owning our own space all year.