With an agonizing comeback, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday and are one win away from liquidating this NBA playoff series, while the Memphis Grizzlies avoided elimination with a 39-point beating of the Golden State Warriors.
At Boston's TD Garden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, with 40 points, and Jrue Holiday, with another 24 points and two key defensive actions, led Milwaukee's tachycardia´s victorious, which trailed the entire game until the final blow in the last 10 seconds
The comeback of the Bucks, the defending champions, ruined the performance of young Celtics stars Jayson Tatum (34 points) and Jaylen Brown (26) and leaves Boston with no choice but to win the last two games.
The Bucks lead the series 3-2 on aggregate and will get their first chance to qualify in Game XNUMX on Friday before their Fiserv Forum crowd.
"We trust each other," Antetokounmpo said of the key to victory. "There were a lot of open teammates so we gave them the ball and we hit shots."
The Greek, ranked third in the voting for the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award of the season, once again supported his team on Wednesday against the powerful team play of the Celtics, who came to have a 14-point lead in the last quarter .
Jrue Holiday sealed the win for Milwaukee with a block and a steal on the Celtics' last two possessions.
The winner of this tie will face either the Philadelphia 76ers or the Miami Heat, who lead their series 3-2, in the Eastern Finals.
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