Celtics entered the halftime. With an excellent shot against Giannis Adétocunpo, he managed to show a beautiful 112-90 from Milwaukee, which meant 0-1 in the series.
Greek Freak suffered greatly from Al Horror, but also help the rest with 22 points but with only 4/16 two-pointers (only 8 points from "painted") and 5/10 shots, though he measured 3/5 tripods. Only Chris Middelton with 16 and Nicolas Mirotic with 13 points helped the 24-year-old superstar.
Among the winners were Irving with 26 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds with Al Hornford, who had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 caps. The second game of the series will be held early in the morning (3:00) and again in Milwaukee.
Celtics started the game impressively. With Brad Stevens recruiting his pentatons on Adodocunpo and helping the rest and Irving be "very hot" they built a double digit difference, 10-21. The Baks finished a 12-minute shootout of 5/19 and their leader counted one point with 0/3 shots. The excellent shot of the guests combined with Hayward's reborn action led to a difference of +15, 25-40, with "deer" counting 7/27 frames. Mike Badencholzher withdrew Yannis, although he was beginning to look for ways to operate and the operation worked when Milwaukee ran 15-0 and leveled (40-40), while Mirtid's third tripod continued, 44-43, to close half with 50-52 in favor of the Celts.
Baks surpassed the Adoptunxo three-pointer at the start of the third season, 54-53, but the sequel entirely belonged to Celtics. With Hornford, who did a huge defensive work and attack on Adockokunpo, the hosts ran 12-0 and continued to make their difference at +21, 65-86, with 1:20 remaining in twelve minutes. Giannis's two markers helped the home team achieve the difference between twelve, 80-92 at 8:50 before the end. The Irving-Hornford duo continued his … and in two minutes the difference was thrown to twenty, eighty to eighty thousand, which Milwaukee discouraged and finished the match.
Twelve minutes: 17-26, 50-52, 71-88, 90-112.