Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier downplayed any beef with Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe after the two exchanged verbal slights in recent days following the Celtics’ victories in Games 1 and 2 in the first-round playoff series.
They got it. Meet Terry Rozier. Bledsoe said. “Khris and Giannis are carrying the load right now”.
“People have been writing us off all year”.
“He’s not gonna join us in Milwaukee”, Stevens said. According to ESPN, Bledsoe has shot just 4-of-13 when guarded by the tenacious Celtics guard. Incredibly, the Bucks were shooting a red-hot 60 percent from the field through three quarters, and still trailed by 14 points.
Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is confident that Bledsoe will perform much better than he has in Games 1 and 2. Expect the Bucks to keep fighting, especially with a pair of games on their home floor. Milwaukee actually went into the half with a lead thanks to their bigtime second quarter. While Boston is doing it with the next man up, the Bucks can’t get it done with their normal rotation. I’m just trying to help the team win. “We started off poorly again”.
Parker disagreed with that notion that his first career playoff game moved too fast for him and he remains confident he will bounce back on Tuesday night.
“I don’t even know who the f– that is”, Bledsoe said.
Bucks interim head coach Joe Prunty’s frustration with the call was obvious when he described his reaction to the play. Coach always talks about, when the shot goes up, to get back.
Marcus Morris is making quite a name for himself around these parts.
“We not taking anybody lightly”, he said.
“I don’t think that was a foul”, Antetokounmpo said.
The Celtics won 120-106 in Boston to take a 2-0 lead. “He made a ton of big plays, and defensively he’s been great all year but the last two games he’s been very good”.
John Wall scored 29 points, Mike Scott had 20 points and Ty Lawson 14 points for the Wizards, who host Game 3 on Friday night. “That’s what point guards do”. Beal had more fouls in the first half (three) than made baskets (two).
That Game 7 would fall in line with Smart’s targeted return date of April 27.
To put his performance in Game 2 into perspective, Brown tied Giannis for game high in points, and Antetokounmpo is considered one of the most unsafe offensive weapons in the National Basketball Association.
It’s the continuation of a first-round Eastern Conference playoff matchup as the series shifts to Brew City.
Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
The Boston Celtics are highly favored to win this round at 87.70 percent, compared to the Buck’s chances at 12.30 percent, as predicted by Sporting News.