Celtics rout Bucks to open 2nd round

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Celtics Destroy The Bucks, Taking Game 1 On The Road

01 May, 2019

One of the highlights of Boston's victory was third-year guard Jaylen Brown throwing down a powerful dunk early in the fourth quarter despite Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo coming over to try to deny him.

Al Horford, Marcus Morris and a mixture of other Celtics were able to slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo en route to 22 points.

Boston Celtics big man Aron Baynes appeared to turn his left ankle against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of their second-round series on Sunday.

One play that stands out in particular is when Horford blocked Antetokounmpo on two consecutive layup attempts, an excellent summary of what when on Sunday afternoon.

Jaylen Brown chipped in with 19 points and Gordon Hayward had 13 off the bench for the Celtics.

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Game 2 between the Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, and the rest of the Boston Celtics against the Milwaukee Bucks is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, at 8:00pm ET back at the Fiserv Forum and the game can be seen on TNT. Game two is now a must win for Milwaukee.

It was an uphill battle all game as shots weren't falling for Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo is among the best superstars in the National Basketball Association.

Bucks left searching for answers after Game 1 loss: Also of the Journal Sentinel, Ben Steele rounded up the various comments Bucks players made after their Game 1 loss to the Celtics and the improvements they'll look to make from this point on in the series. Havlicek was the MVP of the 1974 NBA Finals when the Celtics defeated the Bucks in Game 7 at the MECCA in Milwaukee.

The shooting woes continued for the Bucks until midway through the second quarter, when Milwaukee used a 15-0 run to pull even at 40.

Milwaukee is a 7.5-point favorite in Game 2, according to the betting line at OddsShark.

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