All season long Kyrie Irving spoke about being excited to suit up with the Boston Celtics in the playoffs. Game 1 of their second-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks shows that the Celtics regular season struggles are a thing of the past as they blasted the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led team on their own floor.

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The Celtics takeover of home court advantage does not bode well for the Bucks who now find themselves reeling after a 112-90 loss on their home court to open the series.

The previously unstoppable Antetokounmpo had the blues all game when he was defended by Al Horford who slowed down The Greek Freak. The Bucks leader finished with 22 points, however, he was not able to dominate the paint as usual and open up the offense for his teammates.


In addition to his defensive performance, Horford stuffed the stat sheet with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists and blocks. Kyrie Irving let up the floor scoring 26 points and adding a sneaky 10 assists.

Now the Bucks must retool and figure out how to at least win one game at home before the series transitions to Boston. Game 2 is on Tuesday (April 30), but if Celtics legend and ESPN NBA analyst Paul Pierce is to be believed, this series is already over.


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