By: Chuck M. | April 19, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Bucks trailed by 10 points or more in 46 of their regular-season games this season, a number that represents 56.1% of their schedule and the highest mark of any playoff team. Milwaukee won just 12 of those games (26.1%) and won 32 of 36 games (88.9%) in which they never trailed by double digits. Thus, keeping lapses to a minimum and the score...Read More
Author: Chuck M.
By: Chuck M. | April 16, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. But the Celtics were able to win Game 1, 113-107 in overtime, because they overcame the exploits of Antetokounmpo and Middleton by defending everything else. They played to their own strengths, accepted their shortcomings in their matchup issues, and controlled most of the game after halftime. … The Celtics countered by grabbing most of the 50-50 balls and outhustling the Bucks to offensive rebounds. The...Read More
By: Chuck M. | April 15, 2018 So much for easing into the playoffs. In an absolute heart-stopping roller coaster of a game, the Celtics edged the Bucks 113-107 in OT to take a 1-0 lead in the opening round of the playoffs. The final 30 seconds of regulation was a flurry of insanity. The Brogdon-Rozier-Middleton three-point barrage nearly killed me. A reasonable comparison is having an orgasm and then violently stubbing your toes while walking to the bathroom. The Celtics had some mind-numbing breakdowns (that hideous turnover flurry in the 2nd quarter, those defensive lapses on the perimeter...Read More