Then Brown drilled a 3-pointer for a 118-99 lead with 2:20 to play to pretty much put Game 2 in the books for Boston. Throughout the game, it felt as if Prunty was guessing at which combinations might work, leading to some freaky lineups like one featuring Shabazz Muhammed, John Henson and Antetokounmpo or another with Muhammed and Jabari Parker. The game was mainly back and forth throughout the whole game. Rozier is the guy who's been lighting you up for two straight games, Eric. Tatum couldn't find his offensive flow on Tuesday (four points on 2-for-9 shooting), but Rozier and Brown more than made up for it. Dellavedova played out the half, contributing an assist on a Khris Middleton triple, but the Bucks fell behind further to go into the half down 51-60. Despite only having scored four points by half-time, it was Baynes' work on the glass that was proving a nightmare for Milwaukee. And more importantly, will they be able to get this series back on track?
After enjoying an impressive first season with the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving's campaign cruelly came to an end when he was forced to undergo knee surgery earlier this month. Cavs role players will need to step up in game two after no-one else in the starting lineup besides James scored more than nine points on Sunday.
After declaring for the NBA following his sophomore season, the 6-foot-2 guard was drafted 16th overall by the Celtics in the 2015 NBA Draft. Milwaukee will get its first crack at home-court advantage, but the Celtics seem to have figured out certain aspects of their game plan.
Playing with a confidence and ferocity belying his 21 years, Brown wore his game face from the opening tip. Scoring 23 points in both games, he has really stepped up.
In 14 games, he averaged 19.4 points on 39.3 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from deep.
"Kyrie talked to us before the game, just kind of let us know what to expect, a lot of things to expect, and for us to stay locked in, and not worry about if we hit some adversity or whatever, just play through it", said Celtics big man Al Horford, per ESPN's Chris Forsberg. The Bucks' two stars of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Middleton have been tremendous in their first two games. He's the guy who has outplayed you in the first two games of the series.
"We're confident as ever", Brown told reporters after the game.
Anything can happen come the playoffs.
Neither the Celtics nor the Bucks benefited from the call in real time. That should give them a significant edge.