Bucks put Celtics on edge, show championship pedigree

BOSTON—What happened?

Not really-than just happened?

The Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday, taking a 3-2 series lead.

And seriously—as That happens?

“We beat ourselves up,” Boston guard Marcus Smart said.

Coach Ime Udoka said: “We know we missed a golden opportunity tonight.”

Added forward Jaylen Brown: “We gave it away.”

In a wild and unpredictable NBA playoffs (the Grizzlies beat the Warriors by how many?), this game can top them all. Ten minutes left, Boston up 14 and this game was over. It wasn’t that the Celtics were playing very well. far from there Jayson Tatum had 34 points … but he needed 29 shots to get them. Brown had 26. Al Horford, the Game 4 hero, had eight. Daniel Theis, dusted off again with Robert Williams sidelined, was the only Celtics backup in double figures.

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