The Boston Celtics managed to hang on and beat the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime 113-107. Al Horford led the Celtics with 24 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, while Marcus Morris contributed a huge 21 points and seven rebounds in 35 minutes off the bench. Jaylen Brown (20 points) and Jayson Tatum (19 points) also had solid showings for Boston.
It was ugly for the first three-plus quarters but the game featured two buzzer beaters at the end of regulation to add some drama. Terry Rozier, the team's starting point guard since the season ending injury to Kyrie Irving, sunk what looked like the game-winning three with just 0.5 seconds on the clock.
But Bucks's small forward Khris Middleton answered back by nailling a 35-foot three-pointer with no time on the clock to send the game to overtime. Replay reviews appeared to show the ball just leaving Middleton's fingers as time expired.
Kris Middleton finished with 31 points, eight rebounds, and six assist. Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 35 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assist. They wore both the Bucks only offense until the second half when Malcolm Brogdon who put up 16 points off the bench.
Milwaukee will have to bounce back from a tough Game 1 lost, they'll get their next chance Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET. Giannis and Middleton need to get some help from their role players or else it will be a short series for them.
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