The Milwaukee Bucks (50-30) get a big win over the Boston Celtics (50-31), 127-121, inside the Fiserv Forum in the final home game of the regular season.
It’s the 16th time in franchise history that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached the 50-win mark in the regular season. What a time to be alive!
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with a double-double, scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block, but did have four turnovers.
Jrue Holiday also scored 29 points, and Khris Middleton (22), Bobby Portis (17), and Brook Lopez (15) also finished in double digits in scoring.
Here is an updated (as I write this) look at the standings as Milwaukee has two regular season games remaining:
Miami clinched the 1-seed tonight with both Boston and Philadelphia losing, so Milwaukee is playing for the 2-seed, which I would really prefer the Bucks to be in the top two seeds.
Tonight’s game wouldn’t have even been close if the Bucks 3-point defense wasn’t historically bad (this is not something new in the Budenholzer era).
The Bucks have another big game as they play the Detroit Pistons (23-57) inside Little Caesars Arena tomorrow, Friday April 8th. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM (Central Time) and will be nationally televised on NBA TV.
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