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Boston Hands Milwaukee Their First Loss

The TD Garden was rockin’ Thursday evening as the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks visited the talented Boston Celtics. With it seeming that Boston could not miss a three, the Bucks fell 117-113. What fans should focus on is not Milwaukee’s first loss, but the small victories they gained by facing the Celtics.

Boston made 24 three pointers –a franchise record–, in order to take down the NBA’s only undefeated team. Yet, the game still came down to the wire. When you truly reflect on what went down, the Celtics needed those threes in order to compete with the Bucks and that’s the cold hard truth. Giannis, who returned from a concussion that held him out of Monday’s win, led the way with 33 points and 11 rebounds. They dominated the paint, scoring over 60 within the area. Unfortunately, the post offense wasn’t enough as the Bucks leave Boston with their first loss of the season.

Boston Beware

It should be handed to Boston with the way they played. Having six players in double digits, lead by Kyrie Irving who had 28. They earned their victory, but even head coach Brad Stevens knew that the only way to defeat the Bucks was from outside the arc. Luckily for the Celtics, it worked. The positive is though that it won’t happen every night for this talented team. To set a franchise record is a rare feature and clearly that needs to take place to compete with the Bucks.

During the pre-game, Charles Barkley admitted that the Bucks are a better team than last season, — 2nd in the East in fact — and after Thursday’s game, it’s clear to see that’s true. The Bucks were in a hostile environment with a team that couldn’t miss a three, yet they still competed and almost walked away with a victory. When all is said and done, Boston should be scared, because the Bucks are here and they can easily be the top team in the East. This is only one bump in the road– expect Milwaukee to bounce back Sunday against Sacramento.

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About Melissa Colton

Melissa was born and raised in West Allis, WI, but currently resides in Milwaukee. She is a veteran of the United States Army and has a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management. She has worked in both the sports and music industry. Anything from Wisconsin, sports, food, and beer is her happy place.

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