After a promising Game 1 win in Milwaukee, Boston struggled to replicate their intensity on both sides of the ball over the next four games, with Irving quick to give the Bucks credit for adapting and taking control of the series from that point. However, we predict they'll put up a tremendous fight in Game 5 to avoid elimination.
Just last week, the Celtics were putting the finishing touches on a surprise Game 1 win that had many in the basketball world questioning if the Bucks were a real contender or just a regular season phenomenon.
The Bucks will have the home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference Finals and in the 2019 NBA Playoffs Finals if they indeed make it that far. Al Horford added 20 points and six rebounds while Marcus Morris had 18 points with 14 rebounds. "The last three games when they pulled away we didn't respond".
Irving's only 3-pointer of the night trimmed Milwaukee's lead to 38-32 with 2:51 left in the second quarter. Boston appeared to have chemistry issues arise throughout the middle of the season, with Irving at the middle of it.
Irving finished with 15 points on 6-of-21 shooting in Game 5.
Boston is shooting an ice-cold 19-for-71 (26.8%) from the field and will look to warm up to have a chance to claw back into this one.
The Bucks dropped the opener by 22 points before sweeping the next four. He shot just 6/21 from the floor, finishing with 15 points, one rebound and one assist. "But yes, one of the things that I've enjoyed being here in Boston, and just wait and see what we're going to do as a team, and steps that management is going to do moving forward".
The Bucks will take on either Toronto or Philadelphia in the next round.
"Giannis" speech was, "A lot of us probably came from nothing and we have the opportunity to write our own story right now.' That's what everybody did", George Hill said. Malcolm Brogdon returned to action - and chipped in 10 points in 17 minutes off the bench.
Kyrie Irving had a fourth straight awful game, going 6-for-21 - including 1-for-7 from 3-point range - to bump his totals over Boston's four straight losses to a remarkable 25-for-81 from the floor.
ESPN's Malika Andrews reports that the shooting guard's status has been upgraded to probable ahead of the team's Game 5 matchup against the Celtics tonight.