NBA Playoffs Recap: No. 2 Boston vs. No. 7 Milwaukee

Carrie Guzman
April 16, 2018

Boston's odds to win the National Basketball Association championship can be found at BetDSI and they are pegging the Celtics at +8000, which means that Brad Stevens' men are not among the most serious contenders to lift the National Basketball Association title this year.

When Irving went down for the final time the Celtics' standing seemed in question, but the team responded with a six-game winning streak to solidify the 2-seed before coasting to the end with a 2-4 closing stretch.

Al Horford led the way for Boston with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while Rozier added 23 points.

Antetokounmpo and Middleton were the first pair of Bucks teammates to score 30 apiece in a playoff game since Bob Dandridge and Brian Winters did so in 1976.

No Kyrie Irving, no Gordon Hayward, no Marcus Smart.

The first game begins at noon from Boston on TNT.

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Antetokounmpo had a game-high 35 points and 13 rebounds and Khris Middleton scored 31 for Milwaukee, which hasn't advanced past the first round in seven straight postseason appearances dating back to 2003.

Khris Middleton sent the game into overtime with a ridiculous buzzer beater to tie the game at 99. Brogdon collected the rebound and found Tony Snell, who missed a corner 3-pointer with 21.9 on the clock.

Rozier crossed up Eric Bledsoe and hit a three-pointer to put his team up by three, with 0.5 seconds remaining as it looked like the Celtics had done enough to snatch the win.

Then it was Terry Rozier's turn.

Despite the injuries, Boston still reeled off 55 wins, good for second place in the Eastern Conference.

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