In the semi-final series of the Eastern Conference against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics balanced Bucks thanks to a significant increase.
Two days after the disappointing 89:101, the NBA record champion won a 109: 86 against the defending champion. In contrast to the first game in the Best-of-Seven series, the Celtics fans saw a consistently convincing performance. The hosts were never left behind and used only seven basketball players up to a few minutes before the end. National player Daniel Theis was sitting on the bench until the end.
The best thrower for the Celtics was Jaylen Brown with 30 points. In the first quarter alone, he came up with 17 points. “You cannot be defined by a game, we were resistant all year round. The question is simply how you react,” said Brown on US television. Jayson Tatum got 29 points, Grant Williams on 21. At the Bucks, Giannis Antetocounmpo was the most successful with 28 points, but could not be satisfied with the yield of only eleven throws in 27 attempts.
Memphis draws new hope
Until the third game on Saturday in Milwaukee, the teams now have three full days for relaxation. Four victories are necessary to move into the conference finals.
The Golden State Warriors also have three days to recover from the narrow defeat against the Memphis Grizzlies. Through the 106: 101, the Grizzlies scored their first victory in the series and equalized in front of the upcoming two games in San Francisco. Memphis had checked the encounter for three quarters before the Warriors around Steph Curry took the lead for the first time in the last quarter and developed back and forth.
Grizzlies star yes Morant provided the better end for his team with crucial baskets. In the end he came up to 47 points. “I took advantage of what the defense offered to me. I was very happy with my throws,” said Morant. With the Warriors, Curry scored 27 points.