Houston Looks to Swing the Series with a Big Game 5 Upset

Houston Looks to Swing the Series with a Big Game 5 Upset

If there's anyone on this team who can be a hero, however, Irving is certainly the obvious choice.

The Warriors might find themselves having to do so either without or with a limited Andre Iguodala, who hyperextended his left knee late in the game Monday.

Bucks lean on bench en route to 3-1 series lead: ESPN's Malika Andrews touched on the Bucks' Game 4 win over the Celtics and how their bench played an integral part in them taking a 3-1 lead in the series.

Typically I'm not a hot-take guy, but I have to be honest here - I think this season is toast.

8-27. For the third straight game, the Bucks made Celtics point guards uncomfortable.

After such a crucial road win to tilt the series in the Bucks' favor, here are three takeaways from Game 4. All Boston, all intrigue, all media sniping, all the time. Milwaukee is looking to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2001 and to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. Then when you go to the press conference and say, 'I should've taken 30 shots, ' what do you think the other 14 guys in the auto going home saying, 'We can't wait until this guy gets out of here. Gordon Hayward is helping, but is still waiting for the "playoff Irving" to show up. Irving has not shot better than 25% from three since Game 1 and his inefficiency on offense has had a backbreaking effect. "Who cares?" he said.

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Their wait stems back to the regular season.

"I think the consistency of going at it, staying aggressive is always going to put us in a great position", he explained. He did play all 24 minutes of the second half, so it's possible he was feeling tired, but his defense on the possession below essentially cemented the Celtics' fate. "But at the end of the day, we are conscious of trying to keep him fresh", Budenholzer said.

Irving has acknowledged throughout the year, and did once more on Monday, that there's a delicate balance of getting his own shot versus getting his teammates involved.

If the Bucks finish the job in five, they will look terrifying as dismantling the Celtics is an impressive feat.

With that in mind and the playoffs in full gear, here are some of the top potential free agents to watch who are still playing in this year's playoffs. They even managed to get both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton - Milwaukee's two All-Stars - to pick up their fourth fouls midway through the third quarter, seemingly giving Boston a chance to take control of the game.

George Hill has been terrific in all three of Milwaukee's wins averaging 15.3 points while shooting 62% from the field.

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