Giannis, Bucks on the ropes following Game 5 loss in Boston


Giannis, Bucks on the ropes following Game 5 loss in Boston
 

A narrow loss in Boston on Tuesday night sees the Milwaukee Bucks on the verge of a round one exit…

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The Milwaukee Bucks find themselves on the verge of a round one exit after suffering a heartbreaking 92-87 loss in game five of their playoff series with the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
 
After scoring the winning basket in game four, Giannis Antetotkounmpo was kept in check in game five as the Greek Freak only managed 16 points in side’s defeat. Khris Middleton led all Bucks scorers with 23 points, while Jabari Parker chipped in with 17 points.
 
Having left Boston with a 0-2 deficit in the series following game two, the Bucks returned to the TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday with a tied series after back-to-back wins in Milwaukee.
 
Irregardless of  the momentum swing in the series, the Bucks struggled to find an offensive rhythm early on in game five while the Celtics built an early double-digit lead.
 
Despite a fightback from the Bucks in the latter part of the game, Milwaukee’s early struggles came back to haunt Antetokounmpo and company as the Bucks head home needing a win on Thursday night to stave-off an early exit.
 

 
by Peter Katsiris
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