The Milwaukee Bucks staged a late rally in their Game 5 Eastern Conference playoff showdown against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Despite trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter, the defending champs dug deep and somehow emerged with a 110-107 road victory to take a commanding 3-2 series lead. In that final period, Milwaukee outscored the opposition 33-21 – which includes a 13-6 margin in clutch time.
The cherry on top of the Bucks’ comeback was this sequence which featured Jrue Holiday eating Marcus Smart’s lunch:
Understandably, Smart was feeling some type of way about what happened after the fact. During the postgame press conference, he made sure to address it.
“Everyone was standing around,” he said. “They were getting close on the five-second count and we had no timeouts. Jrue made a great play.”
Smart isn’t wrong. His teammates were shockingly inactive on that particular sequence. It’s just funny that he is the one to call them out about it – again.
You will recall, earlier in the season he also had some harsh words for his teammates. Which led to some bad blood between him and some of the Celtics’ star players.
Time will tell if history repeats itself in that regard.
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In any case, this was a tough loss for Boston and an epic meltdown on all fronts. The kind that ends the series for teams.
The Celtics have showed a lot of resilience so far this year and will need to do so again to regain some semblance of momentum.
Will they be able to save their season? An answer will emerge on Friday night.