The top-ranked Milwaukee Bucks may have seized control of the series they once trailed, but they trail entering halftime of Game 4 against the Boston Celtics.
As the Bucks looked to take a 3-1 series lead, the Celtics put the defensive clamps on them in the first half, taking a 49-47 lead into halftime. The score isn’t indicative of how the half went as the Bucks missed eight straight shots during the second quarter and shot just 36.0 percent from the field and 19.0 percent from beyond the arc.
However, they put the defensive pressure on the Celtics towards the end of the second quarter as they outscored the home team 25-19.
Boston must get a split at the TD Garden or else take a 3-1 deficit back to Milwaukee on Wednesday for a potential series-closing Game 5.
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Here’s how to watch Game 4 between Boston and Milwaukee:
How to watch Game 4
- Date: Monday, May 6
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Location: TD Garden — Boston
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stats: GameTracker
- Online streaming: fuboTV (try it for free)
- Odds: Celtics -1.5 (Over/Under 220.5)
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Game 4 storylines
Bucks: Milwaukee’s depth was on full display in Game 3 despite Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez combining to score just 16 points. The Bucks received a huge boost from George Hill (21 points) and Pat Connaughton (14 points) off the bench. If Milwaukee continues to get significant production from their second unit, it’s hard to imagine the Bucks going down as long as their starters are also producing.
Celtics: Meanwhile, the Celtics really have to come away with a victory in Game 4. Irving was quick to point to the officiating slowing the game down, but he’s going to have to come up huge if Boston wants to avoid this series getting out of hand. One of the positives from Game 3 was the team shooting 40.0 percent from deep and if they can get similar production from that area in Game 4, it could certainly bode well for the Celtics.
Game 4 prediction, pick
Boston definitely needs to split home-court advantage after doing the very same in Milwaukee. If the Celtics were to go down 3-1, it could be the end of their season. Boston battles through the adversity and evens the series before it shifts back to Milwaukee.