John Henson will not play for Bucks on Friday night

John Henson will not play for Bucks on Friday night

Thon Maker was spectacular with ferocious blocks and hitting three-pointers and Matthew Dellavedova was at his defensive best as the Milwaukee Bucks demolished the Boston Celtics 116-92 in game three of their National Basketball Association playoff series.

This was expected, but it's nice to get confirmation well before tip-off. Seven-footer Tyler Zeller, who used to play for Boston, is listed as the probable starter. Parker played in 31 regular-season games after returning from a torn left ACL, putting up solid numbers over the final six games to almost average a double-double in April (19.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in 31.2 minutes). The Celtics still lead the series 2-1, but Milwaukee now has more confidence and a good chance to tie the series on its home floor in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon.

"Who?" Bledsoe said. "I'm focused on this series, man, between Milwaukee and Boston right now". The Bucks' starting backcourt has been outscored 96-25 in the first two games by Boston's starting guard duo of Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown.

Dellavedova had only played four minutes in the the two losses and Maker just one minute, but Bucks' interim coach Joe Prunty unleashed the Australians in the first quarter and the result was stunning. Antetokounmpo's numbers were down by his standards, but he still recorded 19 points, six assists and five rebounds.

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Sadly for Boston, the Celtics' shot-making didn't get any better in the second quarter. "They punched us in the mouth early". Kevin Love added 19 points on seven-of-13 shooting. "But I care about winning; once we're all on the same page, I think everything's going to be a lot easier for everybody to play". "I remember we lost. And we will. It's simple".

The Bucks jumped out to a 16-6 lead in the first half of the opening quarter, led by 12 combined points from Antetokounmpo and Middleton.

The Celtics had yet to clear the 40 percent shooting mark, though they were close at 39.7.

But the shot merely unrolled the red carpet for Middleton, who scored the next eight Milwaukee points on three jumpers, two of them from downtown and the latter for a 101-76 lead. From there they crawled into garbage time, and finished at an even.400 (32-for-80) for the night. "We made a semi-run there in the second, but they had already set the tone for the game and were in such a rhythm offensively and I think that was due to a couple of things". We don't have time - our margin of error is not that big. "We've got to do a better job of responding on Sunday, and we will". We were driving to the rim and getting shot after shot blocked because we were trying to hit home runs. "Luckily it was only worth one".

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