Jaylen Brown scored 30 factors on 11-for-18 capturing, together with 6 of 10 from past the arc, and the host Boston Celtics stormed to a 109-86 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night time in Recreation 2 of their best-of-seven Jap Convention semifinal series.
Jayson Tatum added 29 factors and eight assists for the second-seeded Celtics, who avenged a 12-point loss two days earlier to even the series at 1-1. Grant Williams scored 21 off the bench.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 28 factors however shot solely 11 of 27 from the sphere, 1 of 4 from 3-point vary and 5 of 9 from the free-throw line. Jrue Vacation scored 19 factors and Bobby Portis and Pat Connaughton completed with 13 apiece.
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The series will shift to Milwaukee for the subsequent two video games, beginning with Recreation 3 on Saturday.
The Celtics linked on 20 of 43 (46.5 p.c) of their 3-point makes an attempt. In contrast, Milwaukee made solely 3 of 18 (16.7 p.c) from lengthy distance.
The Bucks, who spent almost the whole recreation attempting to play catch-up, trailed by as many as 18 factors early within the fourth quarter. However Milwaukee trimmed the deficit to 12 with 4:30 remaining after Antetokounmpo made two free throws following a foul by Al Horford.
Boston shortly squashed Milwaukee’s comeback try. Tatum made a 3-pointer to begin a 13-4 run that put the Celtics on prime by 21 factors with 1:58 left.
Boston sprinted to a 65-40 lead on the half. Brown led all scorers with 25 factors on the break.
The Celtics wasted no time in grabbing a double-digit lead. They seized an 18-3 benefit within the first 6:08 behind a bounce shot, two free throws and two 3-pointers by Brown, one 3-pointer apiece by Tatum and Grant Williams, and a bounce shot by Horford.
Milwaukee fell behind 27-12 earlier than reducing the deficit to 11 on the finish of the primary quarter.
The Celtics took command once more within the second quarter. Tatum sank two free throws to offer Boston a 49-29 lead with 4:38 left within the half, and Brown’s 3-pointer within the remaining minute elevated the benefit to 25 factors on the break.
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