Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 42 issues, to move with 8 assists and 12 rebounds.
Jaylen Brown scored 27, main the Celtics, and added 12 rebounds and 4 assists.
Al Horford had a double-double, scoring 22 and including 16 rebounds.
Jayson Tatum struggled to attain. He completed with 10 issues, shot 0-for-6 from 3, and 4-of-19 from the sector.
The collection continues Monday with Recreation 4 at Fiserv Discussion board.
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Fast research from Recreation 3 — 6:25 p.m.
By way of Adam Himmelsbach
The Celtics had been clawing and combating and at the cusp of finishing an enormous comeback towards the Dollars on Saturday afternoon earlier than a chaotic ultimate collection left them simply quick on time.
With the Celtics trailing through 3 issues, Marcus Sensible was once fouled past the 3-point line with 4.6 seconds left. It was once dominated a non-shooting foul, despite the fact that Boston disagreed. Regardless, Sensible made the primary foul shot and deliberately ignored the second one, slamming the ball off the backboard earlier than collecting himself. However his quick shot ignored, Robert Williams’s tip-in was once off, and Horford’s tip-in got here simply moments after the overall buzzer, permitting the Dollars to flee with a 103-101 win and take a 2-1 collection lead.
Learn the remainder of Himmelsbach’s observations right here.
Watch: See the overall collection right here — 6:20 p.m.
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Celtics lose, 103-101 — 6:16 p.m.
A fantastic collection on the finish.
Dollars up through 3 with 11.2 left — 6:12 p.m.
Boston calls a timeout.
Who will get the overall shot?
Celtics 100, Dollars 99, 50 seconds left — 6:10 p.m.
The Dollars have referred to as a timeout.
Jaylen Brown provides Celtics the lead — 6:08 p.m.
They had been down 14 within the fourth.
Celtics are in bonus — 6:05 p.m.
The Celtics will probably be within the bonus for the overall 3:40 of the sport. They’re taking pictures 22 of 27 from the free-throw line.
It’s a two-point sport — 6:01 p.m.
Al Horford has 20 issues.
Al Horford has 17 issues — 5:59 p.m.
Problem fails, however Grant remains in — 5:58 p.m.
Ime Udoka challenged Grant Williams’s 5th non-public foul — a price whilst using towards Pat Connaughton — however misplaced. He’s nonetheless protecting Williams within the sport, despite the fact that, for the overall 5 mins.
That’s 5 fouls on Grant Williams, and Udoka is difficult — 5:54 p.m.
Pat Connaughton (the Arlington local) drew the price.
Let’s see how this problem performs out.
A minimum of it’s higher than the 3rd — 5:50 p.m.
The Celtics have already scored 18 issues within the quarter — greater than they scored the entire 3rd (17).
It’s a five-point sport — 5:47 p.m.
Timeout referred to as. Dollars 90, Celtics 85 with 7:30 to play.
Jaylen Brown in any case sinks his first 3 — 5:45 p.m.
He and Tatum had been 0-for-8.
Dollars 88, Celtics 81, 8:30 This fall.
Giannis sinks his first 3 of the sport — 5:45 p.m.
He was once 0-for-4 from 3 up thus far, and has 34 issues with many of the fourth quarter to move.
Dollars 86, Celtics 76, 9:18 This fall.
Stat take a look at coming into fourth quarter — 5:40 p.m.
Jaylen Brown: 12 issues, 3 assists, 9 rebounds
Derrick White: 11 issues, 0 assists, 2 rebounds
Al Horford: 10 issues, 2 assists, 12 rebounds
Rob Williams: 10 issues, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 31 issues, 6 assists, 12 rebounds
Jrue Vacation: 21 issues, 2 assists, 4 rebounds
Brook Lopez: 13 issues, 2 assists, 10 rebounds
After giant 3rd quarter through Dollars, Celtics have numerous floor to make up — 5:37 p.m.
Jayson Tatum can’t purchase a bucket, and this vaunted Celtics protection gave up 34 issues within the 3rd quarter.
The Dollars are up, 80-67, coming into the fourth quarter.
Dollars have their greatest lead of the sport — 5:34 p.m.
They’re up, 77-64, with a minute to play within the 3rd.
Rob Williams checking again in — 5:32 p.m.
That’s just right information for the Celtics.
In the meantime, Derrick White simply took a troublesome foul after colliding with Wesley Matthews.
See video of when Rob Williams went down — 5:30 p.m.
That’s 4 fouls on Grant Williams — 5:26 p.m.
Now, the Dollars would be the ones within the bonus for the overall 4:59 of the 3rd quarter. Grant Williams had to take a look at for Daniel Theis as a result of he simply picked up his fourth non-public foul.
Robert Williams helped to the locker room — 5:24 p.m.
Robert Williams stayed down at the court docket after an offensive ownership and needed to be visited through clinical staffers halfway in the course of the 3rd quarter. Williams walked slowly off the ground and right away to the locker room with the help of two running shoes. It gave the impression he took an elbow to the face.
Celtics name a timeout after Dollars take 10-point lead — 5:20 p.m.
The Dollars are up, 66-56, with 6:14 left to move within the 3rd quarter.
👀 — 5:15 p.m.
Giannis is 10 for 18 with 27 and 12.
Tatum is two for 11 with 6 and a pair of.
By hook or by crook, it is a two-point sport.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) Might 7, 2022
WATCH: Giannis takes Grant for a trip — 5:10 p.m.
Officers reviewed if the defensive foul referred to as on Grant Williams rose to the extent of flagrant, and made up our minds it was once only a commonplace foul.
Williams was once seeking to get in the way in which of Giannis Antetokounmpo and were given his arm swept up through Giannis.
Giannis fell to the bottom and it gave the impression he concept Williams was once seeking to push him round.
Rob Williams temporarily ran to Grant Williams’s help, and teammates temporarily separated the trio.
The Dollars are in foul hassle — 5:08 p.m.
The Dollars are going to be coping with some foul hassle, as each Brook Lopez and Grayson Allen picked up their fourth non-public fouls early within the 3rd quarter. Giannis Antetokounmpo has 3 fouls.
For the Celtics, Marcus Sensible has 3 and Rob Williams has two.
Dollars retake the lead — 5:07 p.m.
After scoring the primary 5 issues of the quarter, the Dollars went up 51-50 with slightly below 10 mins to play.
That’s 4 fouls on Brook Lopez — 5:04 p.m.
Marcus Sensible is taking part in with 3 himself.
Keep in mind: unfastened throws win video games — 5:02 p.m.
The Celtics made all in their unfastened throws after coming into the bonus, scoring 8 issues. Attending to the road in the second one quarter was once particularly important for the reason that Celtics shot simply 35 p.c from the sector and 27.3 p.c from 3, however made 14 in their 15 free-throw makes an attempt.
Key stats from Washburn and Himmelsbach — 4:59 p.m.
Celtics in reality took good thing about entering the penalty in the second one quarter. They are 16 for 17 on the line.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) Might 7, 2022
What the Celtics will also be glad about presently — 4:54 p.m.
The Celtics have were given to be proud of a four-point lead heading into the part. Heck, they most definitely would were proud of a four-point deficit. The Dollars were in keep watch over of this sport, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is taking part in a few of his highest basketball of the collection.
However the Celtics have hung round regardless of Jayson Tatum’s six issues on 2 of 9 taking pictures. The 2 groups are a mixed 7 of 36 from 3, so pictures aren’t falling for plenty of.
Halftime stat take a look at — 4:51 p.m.
Jaylen Brown: 10 issues, 3 assists, 7 rebounds
Rob Williams: 8 issues, 3 assists, 2 rebounds
Al Horford: 8 issues, 7 rebounds
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 20 issues, 2 assists, 9 rebounds
Brook Lopez: 11 issues, 2 assists, 7 rebounds
Jrue Vacation: 9 issues, 2 assists, 1 rebound
Celtics take 4-point lead into halftime — 4:48 p.m.
Grant Williams sunk a baseline 3 on the buzzer to present the Celtics a 4-point lead on the part. Celtics 50, Dollars 46.
An extraordinary double-foul name — 4:40 p.m.
Brook Lopez and Marcus Sensible every picked up their 3rd non-public foul on an extraordinary double-foul name past due in the second one quarter. Grayson Allen additionally has 3 fouls.
Celtics input the bonus — 4:38 p.m.
The Celtics are within the bonus for the overall 4:41 of the part. Bobby Portis dedicated a mindless foul whilst combating for a rebound after Giannis Antetokounmpo ignored a unfastened throw. It right away benefited the Celtics as a result of their final 4 issues all got here on the line.
Giannis, Rob Williams pass down exhausting — 4:33 p.m.
Giannis drew the foul name with 4:41 left within the first part.
He ignored each unfastened throws. Dollars 38, Celtics 37.
Tatum harm? False alarm. — 4:20 p.m.
Jayson Tatum took a troublesome foul after dunking over Giannis Antetokounmpo. He walked to the bench retaining his left wrist right through the replay evaluation, however appears to be OK as a result of he’s staying within the sport.
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Finish of first quarter: Dollars 22, Celtics 19 — 4:11 p.m.
Budenholzer was once lovely heated on the finish of the primary quarter as a result of Jayson Tatum was once no longer referred to as for an offensive foul at the ultimate pressure.
“Excellent physicality on that pressure,” Ime Udoka stated right through an interview aired at the beginning of the second one quarter.
Problem fails, so give Grant Williams credit score — 4:10 p.m.
Mike Budenholzer is the usage of his problem early, calling for a evaluation on an offensive foul dedicated through Giannis Antetokounmpo. Officers caught with their ruling, so give Grant Williams credit score for containing his floor within the lane. The primary quarter is early for a problem, however in all probability Budenholzer sought after to steer clear of Antetokounmpo selecting up two fouls within the first quarter.
Budenholzer makes use of his problem — 4:08 p.m.
He has a subject matter with an offensive foul referred to as on Antetokounmpo with 38.9 left within the first quarter.
Dollars 22, Celtics 19.
Cs can’t capitalize with Giannis at the bench — 4:04 p.m.
Giannis Antetokounmpo went to the bench for 3 and a part mins within the first quarter — and the Celtics had been outscored through 4 issues. Shedding the non-Giannis mins isn’t a just right signal.
Udoka will get dissatisfied with Grant Williams — 4:00 p.m.
Right through a timeout after Pat Connaughton made a 3, Ime Udoka expressed his displeasure with Grant Williams for disagreeing with the referees as an alternative of having again on protection. At the earlier ownership, Williams ignored a floater within the lane however concept he was once fouled.
Marcus Sensible already has two fouls — 3:57 p.m.
Marcus Sensible picked up his 2d foul with 5:08 closing within the first quarter, forcing Ime Udoka to bench him for Derrick White.
Why Grant Williams is at the ground — 3:53 p.m.
Ime Udoka’s first substitution was once Grant Williams for Robert Williams, simply over 3 mins into the sport. Having Grant at the court docket is efficacious for 2 causes: 1. He’s crucial piece in protecting towards Giannis Antetokounmpo. 2. He brings extra three-point taking pictures to the lineup, while maximum of Rob’s makes an attempt come on the rim.
Timeout, Q1, 6:41: Dollars 13, Celtics 9 — 3:52 p.m.
Q1, 7:22: Celtics 9, Dollars 9 — 3:49 p.m.
The Celtics have already got 3 crew fouls.
The scene inside of Fiserv Discussion board — 3:42 p.m.
Whilst pronouncing the Celtics’ beginning lineup, the audio system performed Britney Spears’s “Fortunate,” most definitely to poke amusing at Boston’s mascot. The Celtics had been booed during introductions, as was once Dollars guard Grayson Allen. However there’s no unwell will towards Allen. As a result of Allen has fared neatly when opposing fan bases boo him, Milwaukee has began to take action as neatly.
It’s time for tip off — 3:40 p.m.
Dollars are in white. Celtics in vintage inexperienced.
Dollars lovers booing Grayson Allen is in truth forged content material lol
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) Might 7, 2022
Beginning lineups — 3:20 p.m.
The Dollars are going with a brand new beginning lineup, putting Grayson Allen over Bobby Portis. Portis had began Video games 1 and a pair of instead of the injured Khris Middleton.
The remainder of the lineup: Jrue Vacation, Brook Lopez, Wesley Matthews, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Celtics: Marcus Sensible, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Rob Williams, Al Horford.
Have compatibility take a look at — 2:50 p.m.
Right here’s a take a look at what Jayson Tatum and Derrick White had been wearing upon arrival at Fiserv Discussion board.
The Celtics began to determine the Giannis. However can they proceed that power? — 2:40 p.m.
By way of Adam Himmelsbach
A cursory look at stat sheets from the primary two video games of this playoff collection may just make one consider that Dollars celebrity Giannis Antetokounmpo has been dominant towards the Celtics.
The 2-time NBA MVP is averaging 26 issues, 11 rebounds, and 9.5 assists.
However Boston trainer Ime Udoka seems to be on the state of affairs from a much broader lens. He sees that Antetokounmpo is taking pictures simply 38.4 p.c from the sector. He sees how the Celtics have compelled him to dedicate 11 turnovers. And he sees how some minor changes in Recreation 2, when the Celtics depended on their most sensible defenders to struggle Antetokounmpo one-on-one, yielded encouraging effects.
“He’s principally 76 p.c on the rim [this season],” Udoka stated. “We’ve held him to 50 or much less. So we’re guarding him neatly one-on-one, however need to combine it up and provides him other seems to be.
“I felt after Recreation 1 that we helped inappropriately every now and then and gave up a few of the ones threes when guys had been in just right place to protect him, or he roughly baited slightly bit. So we need to be slightly extra planned.”
The Celtics smothered Antetokounmpo within the first part in their Recreation 2 win, most commonly turning him into an useless perimeter shooter. That helped them vault to a 25-point halftime lead that was once by no means in peril. However in the second one part, Antetokounmpo equipped a touch of what may well be coming in Recreation 3, as he were given again to reducing his head and bulldozing to the rim.
The Celtics surely spotted that shift, too, they usually say they’ll be ready. Learn extra right here.
11 years sober, former Celtic Vin Baker turns his consideration to serving to others as Dollars assistant — 2:35 p.m.
By way of Gary Washburn
Nestling his 6-foot-11-inch body at the back of the Milwaukee bench at Fiserv Discussion board, Vin Baker already felt the joys of victory, the praise for his perseverance and self-discipline even earlier than the Dollars confronted the Bulls in Recreation 1 in their first-round playoff collection.
Baker, 50, a Dollars assistant trainer, crew mentor, and information, was once celebrating 11 years blank and sober that Sunday afternoon. In his thoughts, he’s already successful, surviving a 15-year descent from All-Superstar and franchise cornerstone to an alcoholic who misplaced all of his NBA profits and dignity.
His tale isn’t a tragedy, then again. Baker’s go back to respectability incorporated a stint as a Starbucks worker. He served lattes in a small-town Connecticut espresso store whilst embracing humility, religion, and self-respect that fostered his resurrection.
“Sure! I say that each time, I used to be identical to everyone else as soon as upon a time,” he stated. “When it began for me, I evolved into an alcoholic identical to some other particular person; as soon as it begins to develop into a part of your existence, it’s alcoholism.
“First of all for me, it was once the way of life. I used to be in Seattle, we simply gained 61 video games, I had simply been named All-NBA 2nd Group, so that is what we do — we pass out, we birthday celebration, we pass to Cancun. It by no means crossed my thoughts that at this level this might develop into a subject matter, a life-and-death factor.
“That’s the way it began for me, and at some point I aroused from sleep and I began having withdrawals. I used to be simply partying and it was once customary and now it appears like I simply wish to do that each unmarried day.”
Learn the overall tale right here.
George Hill will make his postseason debut — 2:15 p.m.
Except one thing adjustments between now and tip-off, Dollars trainer Mike Budenholzer expects level guard George Hill to be to be had on a mins restriction for Recreation 3. Hill final performed April 8, when he suffered an stomach sprain towards Detroit. In 54 regular-season video games this yr, Hill averaged 6.2 issues and a pair of.2 assists in 23.2 mins according to sport.
“Clearly, this time of yr, if you happen to’re taking part in, it’s important to be in a position to move,” Budenholzer stated. “Regardless of the mins are, it’s important to be bodily in a position, mentally in a position, and be at your highest. We really feel George is there.”
Marcus Sensible is beginning for the Celtics — 2:05 p.m.
Celtics guard Marcus Sensible is formally to be had for Recreation 3, trainer Ime Udoka showed. Sensible was once to begin with indexed as possible after lacking Recreation 2 with a proper quad contusion. He’s going to go back to his spot within the beginning lineup with out a mins restriction.
Sensible stated Thursday there was once “sturdy probability” that he would go back.
“We’re simply coping with the final a part of it, and that’s getting that restriction off the knee and the joint,” Sensible stated. “So I believe as soon as that is going away, I must be again to myself, as a result of the whole thing else is therapeutic up the suitable manner and that’s the final phase, so simply were given to handle it.”
Sensible was once harm after taking a number of hits to the quad house right through the Celtics’ Recreation 1 loss. He stated the crew has taken further precautions for the reason that harm is in the similar spot as the one who led to him to leave out six video games in January.
Having 3 days off between Video games 2 and three helped.