Bucks lean on bench en route to 3-1 series lead

Bucks lean on bench en route to 3-1 series lead

But he was 7 for 22 from the floor, including 1 for 7 from 3-point range. The Bucks' second unit, Antetokounmpo says, "has been the difference-maker in this series". Milwaukee has not lost three consecutive games this season. We've seen in the past where teams know they're beat and the shoulders start slumping, and that usually results in an absolute beatdown in the close out game.

The Bucks look to take a commanding lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night, when they visit the Celtics in Game 4. "And I don't think Kyrie - he's a nice kid and a hell of a player - but from a mental makeup, especially since they say he's going to NY, listen, if he can't handle playing in Boston, he's got no chance of playing in NY because that's a totally different animal". The Celtics essentially traded the ninth pick in last year's draft for Kyrie, so you can slow your roll on the hate train if he leaves for nothing. He did play all 24 minutes of the second half, so it's possible he was feeling tired, but his defense on the possession below essentially cemented the Celtics' fate. Even if they could, their financial flexibility does not come until the summer of 2020. "We've been playing well on the road all year long". They responded by scoring 86 points over the final 33 minutes. In Game 4, he was limited to 10 trips to the stripe, instead destroying the Celtics' interior defense with a blend of spin moves and power slams.

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Sunday that Brogdon had completed three five-on-five workouts and was making good progress.

"It really boils down to these runs", Stevens said. Strategy wise, the Rockets made the adjustment of the playoffs by inserting PJ Tucker as the small ball center in most Houston lineups, which does not allow the Warriors to seek out and attack Clint Capela on the defensive end. They need Tatum to be more assertive. Hill scored 21 points in that game, helping the Bucks to get offensive rhythm on a night when Bledsoe struggled to make shots. "It's great to have guys who can step up like that from the bench". He pledged allegiance to the Celtics in October, but has wavered on that commitment ever since. They have not reached the East finals since the '01 team of Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson fell to Philadelphia's Allen Iverson and Dikembe Motumbo in seven games.

The quote summed up the theme of Irving's sentiment after the game.

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