At the opening of the Conference semi-finals, the Bucks won on the Celtics’ floor (89-101) and regained the advantage of the field in the series from the first inning.
The Bucks mark their territory. Traveling to the Celtics’ floor to start the Conference semi-finals, the Milwaukee players signed a game-changing success away from their base. In front of their home crowd, Jayson Tatum’s teammates (21 points) got off to a better start but failed to take a lead of more than eight points. The Bucks gradually entered their game and, ending the first quarter 10-0, they went ahead with a small three-point margin. The New England franchise, upset by this moment of weakness, tried to raise the bar but, after taking control with a one-point lead thanks to a three-point shot from Payton Pritchard (6 points), the Celtics suffered again. Scoring the last six points before the break, Milwaukee returned to the locker room with a ten-length lead. Back on the floor of TD Garden, the gap remained tenuous but still in favor of the Bucks. The teammates of Jrue Holiday (25 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (24 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists) had between five and twelve points ahead in this third quarter. The last twelve minutes did not allow the Celtics to raise their heads, notably conceding a 12-3 which sealed the fate of the match. The Bucks win (89-101) and regain home field advantage in the series before Game 2, scheduled for Wednesday, still in Boston.
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— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 1, 2022
BASKETBALL – NBA / PLAY-OFFS
Sunday May 1, 2022
Boston Celtics- Milwaukee Bucks : 89-101 >>> Milwaukee leads 1-0 in the series
9:30 p.m.: Memphis Grizzlies–Golden State Warriors