The other is that the Bucks hit the C's with their best punch, on their home court, and still almost blew a 20-point lead.
Leave it to All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to produce a big play in the final seconds Sunday.
Le Bron James finished the Cavaliers' game with 32 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and another crowning achievement - his 100th career playoff game with 30 or more points, second all-time to Michael Jordan.
"During the course of every series, there is a player or players who step up that people haven't talked about", interim coach Joe Prunty said. Khris Middleton added on 23 points, shooting 3-5 from 3-point land. The Bucks' two best players were clutch in the closing seconds of a tense victory, another sign of maturity for the one of the league's up-and-coming teams.
"It's a game between men and we got out there and it gets chippy", Morris said. (He and Anthony Davis have made the most progress towards that particular Mount Rushmore this season.) He times his tip perfectly, getting it just as the ball is about to tumble off the rim, and he's nearly impossible to box out.
The disappointing end for the Celtics overshadowed their spirited rally from a 65-45 deficit.
Boston was actually one of the most profitable road teams in the National Basketball Association to bet on this season with a 28-14 record against the spread in the regular season.
Antetokounmpo "made a great tip-in and he was battling for the ball".
Brogdon tried to put Milwaukee back in front with a left-handed layup over Horford. "It's the playoffs, so any game around this time is going to make you antsy, especially in an atmosphere like this". The Celtics do not want to take the hard way, but it feels inevitable with this team, and you would be foolish to expect anything to get easier from here on out. "It didn't go in tonight". Ojeleye tallied only two points and one rebound, but his athletic presence at both ends of the floor altered the game and keyed Boston's comeback.
"The environment is what it is", Stevens said. Boston ended with a 43-36 edge on the boards.
Smart was initially eyeing a return for a potential Game 7 in the series tied at two games apiece.
Head to head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, the Celtics are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Milwaukee. Milwaukee's bench outscored Boston 31-15 and was frankly the difference in this game.
Boston fell behind by as many as 20 points Sunday afternoon before storming back during the second half to take a lead during the final minute. I've been making those plays all year long. "They had a lot to do with that". He scored 16 points off the bench, but even more noteworthy, he snagged a couple steals and blocked three shots.
Milwaukee managed to hold serve at home and stave off a calamitous fourth-quarter collapse by the outstretched fingers of Giannis Antetokounmpo. He got extended run with John Henson out of the mix with a sore back and took advantage.
"Thon is playing extremely assertive".
In addition to stuffing the stat sheet, Antetokounmpo has been incredibly efficient.