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Halftime: Celtics 53, Pax 43 – 8:52 p.m.

The Celtics are headed in half at 10. After looking flat and uninspired to start Game 3 and 4 on the road, Boston started this game with the right level of urgency.

Giannis makes his third mistake at 8:51 p.m.

Giannis Antetokounmo made his third personal foul with 22.1 seconds in the second quarter. The important thing to watch in the third quarter will be whether he gets his fourth.

Giannis has 21. The rest of the dollars? – 8:48 PM

Jrue Holiday 12 added, but they only got eight points from other players.

Meanwhile, Derek White scored 7 points from the bench for Boston.

The Celtics are at 11 so far – 8:45pm

While they tried 23 of them.

Milwaukee has only hit 3.

Recording update: 3:12, Q2 – 8:44 p.m.

Still Celtics 42, Bucks 39.

Recording update: 4:45, Q2 – 8:38 p.m.

Celtics 42, Pax 39.

Challenge Failed, Big Swing – 8:34 PM

Big Swing: Giannis Antikonmo heads to the basket and Marcus Smart tries to shoot but his left foot ends up on the restricted area line. Officials whistled a blocking foul on Smart, giving Antetokounmpo a 1 and a chance to get the Bucks within 4. Ime Udoka stabbed the call to no avail. If the challenge had been successful, Antetokounmpo would have made his third foul with 7:02 remaining in the second quarter.

Udoka challenges the wrong call on Smart – 8:32 PM

He was called to make a mistake while defending Giannis’ drive in paint.

Can the Celtics make history? – 8:30 pm

Stat watch: Most three-pointers ever in a playoff are 58 by the Houston Rockets in 2020. Most three-pointers ever in a playoff are 25 for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. In the middle of the second quarter, the Celtics shoot on 10 out of 20.

Big play here – 8:29 PM

Recording update: 8:30, second quarter – 8:26 p.m.

Celtics 40, Pax 30.

Can’t miss Tatum 🔥 – 8:21 PM

He’s 4 for 4 of three, and he has 14 points.

Celtics 35, Pax 30.

What Odoka said at break – 8:18 PM

“We’re helping out really well, we want to get more paint touches but they’re already crowding out the paint.”

Celtics Knocking 3s. But can they keep up? – 8:17 PM

The vast majority of Boston’s first-quarter shot attempts (71.4 percent) came from behind the arc. The Celtics all three fall at an impressive clip (53.3 percent), although I’m curious to see how sustainable that rate is. The good news is that 7 of Boston’s 10 field goals were assisted, which means the team is moving the ball.

End, first quarter: Celtics 28, Pax 26 – 8:14 p.m.

Celtics 8 vs 15 out of 3.

That’s 17 points in the first quarter of Giannis – 8:13 p.m.

He has 17 points out of a total of 26 points.

Well, that’s impressive 🍻 – 8:12 p.m.

Packers attack deals with David Bakhtiari on the field alongside Robert Tonian. Bakhtiari drank two beers, with no spills at all, in about 20 seconds.

The negatives when it comes to coaching challenges – 8:11pm

Marcus Smart stumbles on a trip to the edge but is saved by a bad call by officials, who decide to report a bug at Jrue Holiday instead. It wouldn’t make sense for Mike Budenholzer to challenge the call because it’s still in the first quarter and only the first character on vacation. I wonder if the NBA will eventually modify their challenge system so coaches can keep up the challenge if they get it right.

Recording update: 2:45, Q1 – 8:07 p.m.

Pax 24, Celtics 20

Can’t miss Giannis – 8:04 PM

It took until 4:40 pm at the end of the first quarter for Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss his first shot. He started the game 4 of 4 from the field, including three pointers, and 6 of 6 from the free throw line.

Bucks First Lead – 8:03 pm

It’s 20-17 Milwaukee.

Fiserv fans feel it – 8:00 p.m.

Fans at the Fiserv Forum can certainly feel what’s at stake tonight, cheering even louder than they did in games 3 and 4. Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly can feel that too, having worked his way to the edge for a layup that forced Ime Udoka to call a timeout. .

Recording update: 7:00, first quarter – 7:58 p.m.

Celtics 15, Pax 10

Second foul on Grant, White in the game – 7:57 PM

Grant Williams made his second personal foul with 7:45 remaining in the first quarter, so coach Aim Odoka knocked him off Derek White. White has been a reliable spinner on both ends of the floor for the Celtics of this series.

Make it five – 7:56 PM

During the first four minutes of the game, the Celtics only scored with three throws. The team went out shooting, and made 5 out of 8 attempts from behind the arc.

Six shots, six times – 7:54 p.m.

The Celtics are counting on all three early in this game. But they only made three of those six three-point attempts.

There is a problem with the shooting hours. Is this important? – 7:53 PM

Shot clocks that are usually above the backboard do not work, so the shot clock is on the ground in the corner of the court. I’d be curious to see how this change will affect players, as they now have to look down and to the side to see how much time is left.

Giannis has already equalized two errors – 7:50pm

And we’re out – 7:47 PM

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Atmosphere at Fiserv Forum – 7:42 PM

Maybe it’s only a matter of time before the Fiserv “Dollars in Six!” hymn. The audience received a pre-game message from former buck Brandon Jennings, who coined the term during the 2012-13 playoffs.

What Marcus Smart said before the game – 7:34 PM

“I’m dying to. We have to play hopelessly.”

What is your expectation? – 7:25 PM

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Starting lineups – 7:20pm

Celtics: Jason Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Grant Williams, Al Horford

dollars: Giannis Anticonmo, Brooke Lopez, Junior Holiday, Grayson Allen, Wesley Matthews

Eastern Conference Finals Schedule Set – 7:05 PM

by Christopher Price

With Miami beating Philadelphia on Thursday night, the Heat will advance to face Boston or Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference Finals. This is the schedule for the Best of Seven series.

Game 1: Tuesday, May 17 – MIL/BOS in Miami, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Game Two: Thursday, May 19 – MIL/BOS in Miami, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Game Three: Saturday, May 21 – Miami at MIL/BOS, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

Game 4: Monday, May 23 – Miami at MIL/BOS, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

Game 5: Wednesday, May 25 – BOS/MIL in Miami, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)*

Game 6: Friday, May 27 – Miami at BOS/MIL, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)*

Game 7: Sunday, May 29 – BOS/MIL in Miami, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)*

(* if necessary)

This unit beats the bucks. Can you continue tonight? – 6:50 PM

Written by Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics have had success in the series with a smaller lineup that includes Marcus Smart, Derek White, Jalen Brown, Jason Tatum and Al Horford. The unit entered Friday with a Bucks of 31.5 points for every 100 holdings in the series.

Milwaukee also had a hit on offensive glass in Game 5, and that unit could leave the Celtics weak in that area at critical points, but Udoka said the benefits elsewhere have so far outweighed that concern.

“I think offensively, he’s been good for us, and the numbers show that,” he said. “Obviously that was a big focus in Game 4 that brought us back to that lineup, spreading the floor and giving them a different look. And you could say the offensive rebound hurts because of the small formations, but we do a lot of switching sometimes anyway, whether We were big or small. Sometimes we have cross matches, and that’s when we have to come back and the gang comes back, and we understand that one of the main things we can do is smash the glass very well.”

What really happened in that final play on Wednesday? – 6:35 pm

Written by Adam Himmelsbach

Coach Amy Odoka said they’re hoping to get the ball to Jason Tatum so he can attack a mismatch, most likely a turn left guarded by Bobby Portes or Pat Connaughton.

Junior Holiday pounces to block a goal lead by Marcus Smart in the Celtics’ final game on Wednesday.Barry Chen / Globe Staff

But Al Horford seemed to be behind on putting a screen for Tatum on the weak side, and with Boston running out of timeouts, Marcus Smart had to improvise. He ran towards the ball, grabbed the incoming pass from Derek White, and actually made a stride over Connaughton as he headed toward the edge. He never saw Jrue Holiday swoop in and swallow the attempt before he nailed it out of Smart and out of bounds. Yes, there was time for Smart to pull the ball out and get it to Tatum somehow, but he made the right call looking to capitalize on the short opening. Next, Smart was looking at the other side of the court, confused and frustrated, and no one was looking at Smart that way.

Read the rest of Heimsbach’s ideas before this series here.

Referee update: Scott Foster out – 6:20 p.m.

There was an official change.

Scott Foster is out with a non-COVID illness.

He will be replaced by Nick Buchert.

Here’s the full summary:

Exit Robert Williams – 6:03 pm

The Celtics big man is playing his third game in a row.

“We are looking for his health first and foremost,” Im Odoka said before the match. “The pain is still there and we won’t get it out until it’s 100 percent.”

Williams is still working day in and day out after surgery to repair a meniscus tear in late March.

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