"Kept us in it". We welcome him back Thursday after another Bucks win and will hold open a table.
But the Bucks - and everyone else - already knew Antetokounmpo is their bread-winner. Milwaukee is tied 2-2 in its first-round playoff series with Boston, with Game 5 scheduled for Tuesday at TD Garden. Antetokounmpo, known as The Greak Freak for his length and other wordly athleticism, tipped in a Malcolm Brogdon miss with 5.1 seconds to go in the fourth quarter to lift the Milwaukee Bucks past the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Maker is the first player to record five blocks in back-to-back playoff games since DeAndre Jordan did it in 2014. "So this is me trying to set the tone for how we need to play the whole series, especially on Sunday". Jabari Parker led a vigorous effort off the bench with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds in Boston's 113-107 overtime win in Game 1, and Brown scored 30 in a 120-106 victory in Game 2. The results for their last suit game didn't pan out very well. Yes, it's only four games in the first round of the playoffs. The Bucks' embarrassment over their abysmal play in Game 2 also served as motivation for starters and reserves alike.
At 6-foot-11, Antetokounmpo is pretty hard to miss in Milwaukee. "The most important thing is that we trust one another".
Big plays at the end helped, too. Middleton has been having his way with Jaylen Brown so far this series, averaging 25.5 points on 61.5 percent shooting, and Smart could be an X-factor in that matchup.
"It comes back to trust", Antetokounmpo said. The 40-year-old is known for his big moments and he had one more in what could be the final home game of his storied career.
Stevens has a much-lauded and genuine knack for designing plays that uncannily lead to a good shot whenever the ball is being inbounded. The Bucks went into halftime with a 51-35 lead, and the home crowd was expecting their team to easily put it away from there. "As long as they're doing that, everything else will take care of itself. It's a shot that (Morris) can make 10 out of 10 times", Brown said. "This game, if you're not physical you're not going to succeed".
So if we do the math, Smart could return to Celtics in Game 6 or 7 against the Bucks.