Celtic guard Terry Rozier

Celtics eliminates Bucks from playoffs

Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier led his team with a career-high 26 points. 6 rebounds and  9 assists. Al Hartford added 26 points 8 rebounds and rookie Jason Tatum chipped in 20 points. As the Boston Celtics eliminate the Miluakee Bucks from the NBA playoffs. By beating them 112-96 at the TD Garden in Boston.

This was a series where the home team was able to win all the games on their home floor. The Bucks fell behind in the first quarter of this one and pretty much played from behind for most of the game. Even though they tied and took a couple of brief first-half leads. Milwaukee was never really a threat to win this game.

Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with 31 points. Giannis Anteokounmpo added 22 points 5 assists and 9 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe chipped in 23 points, but only had 2 assists and turned the ball over 4 times

The Boston Celtics will now face the Philadelphia 76ers  on Monday. The last time these two teams faced each other in the playoffs.  Boston beat Philadelphia 4-3 in the second round of the 2012 playoffs. That just happens to be the last time Philadelphia played in the playoffs.

side note

Boston Celtic Jaylen Brown limped off the court in the first half of this game and never returned. He was diagnosed with a grade 1 sprain in his hamstring, and Celtic coach Brad Stevens ruled out Brown’s return.