Bucks win thrilling Game 4 to even series vs. Celtics

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The Bucks almost squandered a 20-point Game 2 lead, but Giannis Antetokounmpo's timely tip-in in the final seconds sealed the win. Included in those 27 points: a jaw-dropping dunk over Al Horford and what ended up being the game-winning tip-in in the final seconds.

On Monday, ESPN's Chris Forsberg reported that the Boston Celtics upgraded Smart to "questionable" for Game 5 of their first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

As for the Celtics, they're back in Boston to get ready to host the Bucks on Tuesday night for Game 5. However, while the Bucks have all the momentum, their role players didn't play well on the road in the first two games of the series which is a concern.

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Baynes' ability to to get after the ball on the offensive glass is by far his biggest asset, and the Celtics have utterly destroyed the Bucks in that area, leading the offensive rebound count 54-26 through four games.

Both teams feature young stars with little playoff experience, but both teams have played well through the first four games.

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Maker came up huge on the defensive end, blocking five shots for the second straight game to go along with eight points and two rebounds.

Smart has been getting up shots before each playoff game and does his typical strength and conditioning work.

Victor Oladipo struggled for IN, scoring 17 points but shooting just 25 percent from the floor. "We know how he plays within their system", Prunty said. Defensively, the Bucks are yielding 106.8 points against the opposing teams. The Celtics can not expect home court to magically make this team function well again, and that is the easiest way for them to drop a third straight game. (He and Anthony Davis have made the most progress towards that particular Mount Rushmore this season.) He times his tip perfectly, getting it just as the ball is about to tumble off the rim, and he's nearly impossible to box out. It means they'll play at least one more game at the Bradley Center on Thursday, April 26 - Game 6. Wall had a hand in 10 of Washington's final 14 points, including an assist on a go-ahead layup by Markieff Morris. After a dominant Game 3, it looked like Game 4 was going to be more of the same for Milwaukee.

They couldn't send the game into overtime. "We have to embrace each other and try to make our own noise, our own environment".

That's something college basketball does get better; bands are generally better than arena songs anyway, and they can't play during live action.

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