Boston Celtics: 3 honest reactions to Game 4 loss to Milwaukee Bucks

May 09, 2019, 00:31
Boston Celtics: 3 honest reactions to Game 4 loss to Milwaukee Bucks

He was also great in the first game against the Milwaukee Bucks as he finished the game with 26 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds on 12-21 shooting from the field in the Celtics 112-90 victory. The Bucks bested the Celtics by nine points in the third quarter in Game 3.

Typically I'm not a hot-take guy, but I have to be honest here - I think this season is toast.

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Irving, of course, hit the game-winning shot in Game 7 of that series. Then when you go to the press conference and say, 'I should've taken 30 shots, ' what do you think the other 14 guys in the auto going home saying, 'We can't wait until this guy gets out of here. "You know, seeing two or three bodies, sometimes four, still kicking out and trying to make the right plays, just continue to do so".

Irving wanted a new start and a chance to lead a team. The Celtics went from winning Game 1 in convincing fashion to take home court in this series - and, in doing so, seemingly exposed every Bucks flaw observers around the league had been wondering if someone would exploit in the playoffs all season - to dropping the past three in a row to find themselves, shockingly, on the brink of elimination.

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All of this, all at once, left the Bucks facing the one question that had hung over them all season long: When Antetokounmpo, the likely MVP, has been neutralized, can the Bucks survive?

Irving said at the beginning of the 2018-19 season he was planning on re-signing with the Celtics. For me, the 22 shots, I should have shot 30. And between a max contract, a lavish lifestyle and a real opportunity to win, their potential offer might be one of the better ones Irving receives on the open market. "We need to all play better on Wednesday". With about five minutes left in the second, the Bucks scored eight straight points to tie it. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game. Even if they could, their financial flexibility does not come until the summer of 2020. The Celtics are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Milwaukee and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. They challenged Irving to attack mismatches in isolation. These could be the final days in Boston for Irving.

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Taken out of context, those two words neatly sum up what life with Kyrie Irving's Celtics have been for the last two years. Irving has had a number of defining games in his career.