Bucks' Bledsoe dismisses Celtics' Rozier

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Okay. Marcus Smart still out after thumb surgery?

After Game 1 of the first round series between the Celtics and Bucks, much of the talk centered around the small things the Bucks could do to swing what was a close game their way in Game 2.

The Celtics take a 2-0 advantage to Milwaukee, where they will play Friday (9:30 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m.). Last night, the Celtics played at a level that many doubted was possible with their injuries, but their young talent continues to step up at every step of this process. On Tuesday, a capacity crowd of 18,624 rose to salute Brown, whose 30 points led the way. Al Horford contributed 16 points while Greg Monroe chipped in 12 and Shane Larkin added 11 off the bench. They started the game with Guerschon Yabusele, who got the start over Greg Monroe with the express goal of banging the Bucks star.

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from Game 2 vs. Celtics (read here): Josh Cornelissen over at Hoops Habit highlighted his three takeaways from the Bucks' Game 2 loss to the Celtics from Tuesday night. While Boston is doing it with the next man up, the Bucks can't get it done with their normal rotation. By comparison, Rozier is at 23 ppg, 3.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg and zero turnovers per game. "You give me a head start with 3.5 seconds I can get to the free throw line at least". "But ultimately we just want to win games and I think that's the only thing we're concerned with". Shot 62 percent in the first half (23 of 37). Middleton (25 points) added four more 3-pointers, while Antetokounmpo (30 points) flirted with a triple-double, finishing with nine rebounds and eight assists. Dellavedova played out the half, contributing an assist on a Khris Middleton triple, but the Bucks fell behind further to go into the half down 51-60. And more importantly, will they be able to get this series back on track? Yabusele, best known for his dabs after threes than his ability to consistently make them. Take the points and the Celtics in this one.

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Jaylen Brown has been huge throughout the first two games of the series.

Maybe Bledsoe should study the tape to get to know Rozier. Who is 7-of-12 this series with you guarding him. The third-year guard had not started a game before this season but was thrust into the role when Kyrie Irving was lost for the season following knee surgery. Granted, Game 1 elevated well past the total thanks to overtime but it exceeded the number on its own merits in regulation.

Early in Game 2, those same Bucks' struggles appeared again.

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