Celtics threw Game 1 away and Warriors beat Grizzlies at their own game
For days leading up to Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics prepared for a different challenge than the one they'd just completed.
Unlike the Brooklyn Nets, the Bucks are an enormous, physical, defense-first team.
While injuries pressed Brooklyn into often playing three guards no taller than 6-foot-3, Milwaukee responded to Khris Middleton's injury by starting three bigs, none shorter than 6-10.
The Celtics had reason to be confident in their offense. Before dispatching of the undersized, overmatched Nets by scoring 119.2 points per 100 possessions in four games
they had scored 118.5 per 100, the second-best mark in the league, over the last 43 games of the regular season, a span in which they went 33-10