Boston Celtics hold off Milwaukee Bucks in buzzer-beating thriller

Wizards coach Scott Brooks

Wizards coach Scott Brooks

For comparison, the Celtics only had 15 turnovers. Brown finished with 20 points. You've got to get back into it. He was the first line of defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo and perhaps a greater part of the offense than he'd been all season. In the extra session, Milwaukee took their last lead with three minutes to play at 105-104: they were outscored 9-2 the rest of the way. Boston defended well in overtime and deservedly took a 1-0 lead in the series.

For three-plus quarters of so-so basketball, Rozier had a chance to break open a 96-all tie with just a few ticks left on the game clock.

Cleveland pulled within 73-65 entering the fourth quarter but the Pacers unleashed a 12-2 run for an 88-71 edge and cruised to the finish.

Here's when it started to get a bit insane over at The Garden. With All-Star Kyrie Irving done for the year, Smart could soak up minutes at the point with Terry Rozier, and theoretically knock someone like Shane Larkin out of the rotation. He made two free throws to put the Celtics in front 110-106 with 18.8 remaining.

"We're on track for (a return in the) next three weeks, possibly Game 7 of the first round, (but) definitely second round".

Rozier's 3-pointer gave the Celtics a 104-103 lead with 3:43 left in overtime. Horford made every right decision, got all his teammates involved, and made sure to hit every shot he needed. "Sometimes I think they're at their best when those things happen".

Bayern Munich confirm Kovac will replace Heynckes
Kovac led Eintracht to the final of the DFB-Pokal last season, although Borussia Dortmund proved too strong and won 2-1. The Bayern coach said it is not only a challenge for Bayern but Real as well.

During overtime Tatum stepped up on the defensive end with this ridiculous block after committing a tough turnover on the other end of the floor on the previous possession.

The Milwaukee Bucks shot 48.2 percent from the field while the Celtics shot 41.5 percent, and they still lost.

Al Horford led Boston with 24 points and 12 boards, while Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown scored 21 and 20 respectively.

James, seeking his ninth career trip to the NBA Finals and fourth league title, had not dropped a first-round playoff game since the New York Knicks beat Miami in the fourth game of the 2012 opening round, a minor setback on the Heat's title run, a career first for James.

Actually, basketball experts have been saying nice things lately about Rozier, who recorded a triple-double in his first career regular-season start on January 31 and has made the most of filling in for not only Irving, but Marcus Smart (thumb surgery) as well at the point. Middleton had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Malcolm Brogdon drove to put the Bucks back up by one with 3:00 to play before Horford put the Celtics back up at the line with 2:11 left. Neither of these teams have the consistent shooters that will allow them to sustain their best for a full game.

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