Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from Game 4 vs. Celtics

King Bucks have made it a series with thorough beatdown of Celtics

King Bucks have made it a series with thorough beatdown of Celtics

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Saturday that once Smart was cleared for contact, he also would be cleared for game action.

From a Celtics' perspective, they've held serve in spite of their injuries up until this point, they still have home court advantage, and over the next two games they may even be bolstered by the return of Marcus Smart. Now, he just released a play for Game 5.

The restaurant announced that if the Bucks win the first-round series against the Celtics, they will offer customers a free taco at all of their locations, according to ESPN. "And I thought for the most part we did a decent job on him, probably better than we have in every other game, and he still goes 12-for-20".

Cleveland then came roaring back. Al Horford followed with two foul shots to tie the game at 102 with 29 seconds remaining.

Antetokounmpo wasn't the only one who stepped up.

Thanks Giannis for joining us after a huge win today! While the momentum is on their side, the Bucks will have to play well to subdue the Celtics.

"Our defence was more aggressive than the previous games". They got absolutely blitzed in the first halves of both games as they were outscored by a total of 39 points.

Defensively however, he has often been caught in an unfortunate position by attempting what many National Basketball Association bigs wouldn't dare - trying to block a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk attempt.

Of course, the real star of the show was Manu Ginobili. Antetokounmpo missed a couple of games late in the regular season with a sore right ankle. After a rookie campaign when Jaylen Brown only averaged around 13 minutes a game, the California product has made a name for himself in the 2018 playoffs. We will soon find out what he has left in the tank.

Marcin Gortat was super pumped after throwing down a hard dunk in traffic that brought the crowd to its feet. The Bucks refused to go down quietly, though, doing just enough to even the first-round series at 2-2.

The Cavs once again showed up to IN in matching suits. Parker and Maker have stepped up in recent games, but it remains to be seen if they can sustain those type of numbers, particularly on the road. The Celtics have won four of the five previous playoff series between the teams and have an 18-13 edge in games won. This time however things swung in their favor. If his jumper isn't going early, he should attack the basket more. The Spurs extended their lead to as many as 17 points in the first half while holding an edge in nearly every statistical category.

"It comes back to trust", Antetokounmpo said.

The young Aussie had five blocks off the bench - backing up the five he had in Game 3 - and contributed eight points and two rebounds in his 30 minutes off the bench.

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