Khris Middleton’s long buzzer-beating three-pointer forced overtime, but the Milwaukee Bucks couldn’t finish the deal, falling to the Boston Celtics 113-107 on Sunday afternoon.
The Bucks were down by 10 points with less than 4 1/2 minutes to play, when they went on a 8-0 run to get back within striking distance. With 11.1 seconds left, Malcolm Brogdon tied the game with a three-pointer.
Boston’s Terry Rozier bounced back to hit a three-pointer of his own with 0.5 seconds left before Middleton responded with his 35-footer to force overtime.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 35 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists before fouling out late in overtime. Middleton added 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Brogdon is the only other Bucks player in double figures with 16 points.
The Bucks didn’t get enough elsewhere. Eric Bledsoe finished with nine points and five turnovers before fouling out in overtime. Tony Snell had 2 points in 33 minutes. Jabari Parker played only 15 minutes and scored two points. Jason Terry played 18 minutes and finished with three points. [Read more…]