Antetokounmpo led seven players in double figures for the Bucks, who will be making their first appearance in the conference finals since 2001, when they lost to Philadelphia.
Antetokounmpo, one of the front-runners for NBA MVP, closed out the period with consecutive baskets, including a finger-roll layup that gave the Bucks an 80-62 lead. Eric Bledsoe chipped in 18 points and George Hill came off the bench to add 16 for Milwaukee.
Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics looks on during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at TD Garden on January 02, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. He had one assist, one rebound, three turnovers, one change of sneakers at halftime (turned out the problem was not the shoes), and was minus-25 in the 116-91 loss.
Though he has a game-high 13 points, Kyrie Irving's shooting woes continue as he is 5-for-13 (31.3%) from the field. Toronto now leads the series 3-2, but either team will likely represent a bigger challenge for the Bucks than what the Celtics mustered.
Brogdon has been out for almost two months with a plantar fascia tear, so there will be a rust factor on Wednesday night.
Or does he move on from Irving and build around Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Rozier and Smart?
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He said: "I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy". When asked what being a mom has been like so far, Meghan replied, "It's magic.
The Celtics, with the return of injured All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward this season, were expected to challenge for the championship but they could no did not mesh and were outgunned the Bucks. While he scored 29 and 23 points in Boston's two home losses on Friday and Monday, Irving shot 8-for-22 and 7-for-22 in those games, including a combined 3-for-15 on 3-pointers.
The greater mystery, and one that will carry into the summer, is whether the free agent-to-be has checked out on the Celtics for good.
"Truth be told, it's no time to be disappointed", Kyrie Irving told reporters. The Bruins open the Eastern Conference final on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. He's gone 19-62 from the floor and 4-20 from behind the arc in the team's three-game losing streak.
"Which makes me believe we are going to make a deep playoff run", he said. "They came back after Game 1, getting punched in the mouth, and responded the way a team that deserves to win should". Just tried to enjoy any moments that I could.
"I don't think I've ever seen people in Milwaukee being so excited about basketball".