Young Bucks grow to even series with Boston
In a battle of two of the youngest postseason teams the Milwaukee Bucks are challenging the second seeded Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Sunday the hosts inched past the visitors from Boston 104-102 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Wisconsin.
The close victory evens up the series at 2-2, as the Bucks won both matches at home and the series will now head back to Massachusetts.
Leading the way for Bucks was Giannis Antetokounmpo, as the 23-year old point guard from Athens, Greece had a team high 27 points while pulling down seven rebounds and passing out five assists for the game. The Bucks blew a 20 point lead in the second half, but held on to pull out the Game 4 win.
Jaylen Brown led the way for the Celtics, as the 21-year old shooting guard from Marietta, Georgia had a game high 34 points while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out an assist for the contest.
The Celtics only managed 35 points in the first half, yet despite the poor performance the visitors almost forced overtime when Marcus Morris failed to connect on a 14 foot jumper at the buzzer.
Second seed they may be, but Boston has taken a step back since losing Kyrie Irving for the playoffs. The Celtics overcame the early loss of Gordon Hayward, but with Irving and Marcus Smart both out, they could be vulnerable.
Game 5 will be at the TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday in what shapes up as a pivotal match up.
The Bucks are 4999/1 to win the NBA title with the Celtics priced at 999/1.
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