Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Milwaukee Bucks: 5 bold predictions for 2018 playoffs

Milwaukee Bucks: 5 bold predictions for 2018 playoffs

It turned out it wasn't.

When the Bucks return to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4 of their First Round series, fans can partake in Bucks Fear the Deer Pep Rallies prior to each game, which will include live entertainment, food and drink, and the opportunity to win tickets to that day's game.

The wait is nearly over, as the Milwaukee Bucks will be back to playing playoff basketball when they visit the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Garden.

Now without Irving, the Celtics will rely on 31-year-old big man Al Horford to bring a sense of calm and veteran leadership to an otherwise young, inexperienced lineup.

"Like I said, we're optimistic, but we're not going to rush anything", he said.

Khris Middleton sent the game into overtime with a ridiculous buzzer beater to tie the game at 99.

"They both have the ability to bounce back from those stretches", Stevens said of Tatum and Brown. "Sometimes I think they're at their best when those things happen".

The "kids" on the squad came through on the big stage as Rozier scored eight of his 23 points in overtime, Jaylen Brown scored 20 points while playing nearly 46 minutes, and rookie Jayson Tatum scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds in 44 minutes. Horford is averaging 12.9 points per game this season and 13.8 points over the last 10 games. Let's take a closer look at Game 1.

"And like I said, we're on track for the next three weeks, possibly Game 7 of the first round, definitely second round".

"The coaches did a great job getting our mind off it and getting us to continue to play".

Giannis Antetokounmpo was one of three Bucks in double digits, posting a game-high 35 points.

Halfway through the first quarter of game one of the Boston Celtics' first-round matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, Tatum knifed through the lane for a handsome transition dunk.

Rozier's 3-pointer gave the Celtics a 104-103 lead with 3:43 left in overtime.

It's fool's gold at this point, but watch out for a player like Morris and a team like the Celtics in this year's playoffs.

Tatum then grabbed an offensive rebound and drove for a 108-105 lead with 1:22 left in the extra session. "They were doing a good job fronting, making it hard for me to get the ball", Horford said of his varied offensive game. Guard Terry Rozier did so with a flourish, crossing Eric Bledsoe into oblivion before burying a three-pointer with less than a second remaining. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and John Henson is grabbing six rebounds.

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