3 takeaways from the Celtics' critical Game 5 win against the Bucks

Burke on Celtics Jayson Tatum Jaylen Brown key to next Boston title

The string of injuries has made the margin for error close as evidenced by the Celtics' embarrassing 116-92 loss in Game 2.

This series has featured physical and aggressive play throughout, with a little bit of chippiness mixed in. If Boston wins their first round series, the Celtics will have home court advantage against the Sixers, meaning the first two games would be in Boston. While the Bucks should be mad, it was a two-possession game and they lost a possession late, so it did not decide the game. He only took 10 field goal attempts, draining just five of them.

Added Giannis Antetokounmpo: "The ball got to go in or it's got to be an airball shot for the referee to review the shot".

Still, Antetokounmpo knows that 5-for-10 from the field, and just four second-half shots, will not be almost enough if the Bucks are to come back in this series. The Bucks shot just 36.8% from the field and an even worse 27.3% from three point range. "Of course, in Game 6, I have to come out and be more aggressive".

In his first two games in the series, Joel Embiid has struggled in his matchups with Hassan Whiteside.

"Obviously, we're better with Marcus Smart", Stevens said before Game 5. Though these are impressive end-game stats, it's not enough for a star player like the Greek Freak. All four games were decided by eight or more points.

The Celtics hope Smart can add a jolt of defensive intensity to a team that hasn't played to the standard it set while leading the National Basketball Association in defensive rating during the regular season. Ojeleye then kept an offensive possession alive and Rozier took a shot from Thon Maker with 1:14 to go.

We'll be back for the next episode of the podcast to look ahead to Game 6, with the episode scheduled to be available early on Thursday morning.

It was a hard-fought game, with both teams knowing what was on the line. "I just want to say good job to everybody because everybody played hard".

While Brown was in and out of the rotation for much of last season, and didn't see consistent playoff minutes until the conference semifinals against the Washington Wizards, Tatum entered this postseason averaging more than 30 minutes per game for a team that was first or second place in the Eastern Conference most of the year.

"Giannis is a heck of a player", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

He took Terry Rozier, the Celtics' MVP the last month, out of the game with 1:12 remaining to get bigger bodies in the game.

Smart tenacious style of play should help Boston's defense, as he has been one of the top players in the league on the side of the ball.

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