Giannis Antetokounmpo on Game 6 vs. Celtics

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Boston reached halftime with a 48-37 lead as the Bucks struggled to get any production from their role players who shot just 6-for-25 from the field and 2-for-12 from 3-point range in the first half.

The teams will now travel back to Milwaukee for game six on Thursday night where the Celtics can clinch the series.

The Celtics, on the other hand, have never lost a series they led 2-0, winning all 35 times going into their current situations.

That's not a bad start for a guy who's missed 19 games since mid-March.

Marcus Smart may have been the Boston's missing ingredient in this series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Of course, the defining play of the game, happened with just under 30 seconds remaining in the game, when Smart fumbled his dribble when he crossed halfcourt and had to dive near the foul line in front of him to retrieve it. He's going to continue to do that if we're going to win this series, and the next series after that. Antetokounmpo remembers last years playoff run and says that he and the team just have to play hard. "The most important thing is we trust one another". If they can control "the rest" of the Bucks like they did previously then the Celtics will be coming away with the win here. Instead, they should be blaming the rims at the TD Garden. While the Celtics hope to get Smart back sometime this week after he has his thumb evaluated for a return to contact, Brown remains the squad's most dynamic two-way player as it prepares for its biggest game of year Tuesday night on the parquet.

It took exactly 43 seconds for Marcus Smart to be, well, Marcus Smart.

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Giannis scored 51.5 FanDuel points in Game 4, right on par with his average of 51.7 FanDuel points per game this postseason. There is a lot of uncertainty and with the rotation already in shambles, Stevens should give Smart and the rest of the roster enough time to settle in this series, before he decided to make more changes that could be disruptive. "Kept us in it". They also need Dwayne Wade to have another great performance offensively to really help the negate the Sixers potent offensive attack. "That's encouraging to see".

Last month, George said it was a "special moment" to play against Tatum as the Thunder faced the Celtics in Boston.

"It's a shot that Mook makes 10 out of 10 times", Brown said.

Horford said, "We're battling".

"Not a good enough one", said Prunty. This is why the playoffs are so challenging. "I don't want it to turn into, 'Hey, we have to do this for Giannis'". "We're looking forward to being able to go back home".

And the result of that was a hurried 3-point shot by Al Horford that appeared to have been released after the shot clock expired and thus should have been a 24-second violation.

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