FINAL SCORE: Bucks 119, Celtics 112
IN BRIEF: The Celtics overcame an early 15-point deficit and made it a tight game in the second half, but they were unable to complete the comeback vs. the Bucks. Jayson Tatum struggled mightily going 2-for-18 from the field (5 points) while Bucks stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton contributed 36 and 18 points respectively.
On the bright side for Boston, Kemba Walker‘s knee didn’t appear to be an issue as he contributed 16 points in 19 minutes. Jaylen Brown had 22 points, Gordon Hayward put up 17, and Marcus Smart was the star for the C’s with 23 points off the bench.
CELTICS RECORD: 43-22 (0-1 in seeding round)
Walker drills first C’s bucket in four months
Smart for 3
Kemba from downtown
Smart –> Theis
Wanamaker makes the tough shot
Jaylen slams it home
Kemba looking healthy
Theis = nice
C’s take the lead
Smart doing Smart things
Clutch 3 from Jaylen
Celtics vs. Bucks highlights: Marcus Smart looks strong, but C’s come up short originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston