the Bucks performed with their ordinary degree of physicality on protection and it appeared to catch Boston off guard.

the Celtics could not discover their footing the remainder of the way in which as Milwaukee cruised to a 101-89 victory.

Boston ahead Jaylen Brown mentioned. They did a great job and had a great plan however we missed numerous open photographs.

While the Celtics have been 18-of-50 on their 3-pointers, the workforce shot simply 10-of-31 (32.3%) within the paint.

Brown, who got here in with a lingering hamstring damage, shot 4-of-13 from the sector whereas teammate Jayson Tatum was 6-of-18.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka mentioned the Bucks' physicality was one thing that took Boston out of its units early,

We should clearly play with a bit of bit higher poise and you recognize, not get rushed at occasions, Udoka mentioned.

You gotta have all people linked and mentally locked in and be prepared to depart all of it out on the ground.

Milwaukee performed efficient protection all through the sport, holding Boston to 33.3% capturing total.

Boston made simply 10 2-point area targets in whole, the second-fewest ever by a workforce in a playoff recreation.