2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
44-38, 3rd in Central
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2hNick Friedell

Bucks' Parker: Playoff playing time 'cut short'

Jabari Parker has two points in 25 minutes of two games for Milwaukee in a first-round series against the Celtics. "I'm not getting what I want right now, but I think there's a bigger picture," he said.

Bledsoe shrugs off beef with Rozier (0:57)
0:30

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Rozier on Kyrie Irving's leadership from afar: "He's here with us. His spirit is here. He's still part of this team. He's still our leader."

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7hChris Forsberg

Rozier downplays any bad blood with Bledsoe

Celtics guard Terry Rozier downplayed any bad blood with Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and suggested that referring to him as "Drew" was an accident.

0:34

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Rozier asked about his "Drew Bledsoe" reference when talking about Eric Bledsoe after Game 1. "I made a huge mistake," said a smiling Rozier. "It is what it is."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked Wednesday during an offday conference call about Eric Bledsoe saying he's never heard of Terry Rozier. Stevens: "I mean, I heard that. Our team is just focused on Game 3." A reporter playfully asked if Stevens didn't want to bite on the question and Stevens responded with silence until the next question came.

Kellerman: Bledsoe's comment 'takes a lot of nerve' (1:42)
Bledsoe does not know who Rozier is (0:26)
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2dNick Friedell

Bucks' Bledsoe on matchup vs. Rozier: 'Who?'

Boston's Terry Rozier torched the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their playoff series Tuesday night, but Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe was dismissive of Rozier and his performance afterward.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 3 is going to be huge for the Bucks on a variety of levels, but it sure feels like the Celtics broke the Bucks' spirit a little but tonight. They had an answer every time Milwaukee tried to do anything in the second half. If the Bucks don't come out strong to start Friday's game this series is going to be over in a hurry.

The Greek Freak takes the contact for and-1 (0:35)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Khris Middleton had a nice second quarter with 10 points — but the Bucks knew they had to get more from Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker to even this series and that hasn't happened to this point. Bledsoe and Parker are a combined 2-for-7 and neither player has had much impact on the game.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How have Boston's young guys responded after a big Game 1? Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier paired up for 30 first-half points. Rookie Jayson Tatum has struggled, missing his first six shots and is scoreless.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Shabazz Muhammad didn't even play in Game 1. He has come in and given the Bucks a big jolt of energy in Game 2. Muhammad has seven points and has already taken six shots in five minutes. He is looking to attack early and often.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucks knew they needed more offensive balance coming into Game 2. They haven't gotten it so far. Khris Middleton has yet to attempt a shot. Jabari Parker missed his only attempt. Eric Bledsoe is 2-for-5. Malcolm Brogdon has six points, but if the Bucks are counting on Brogdon as their second option they are in deep trouble.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Garden crowd is electric for Game 2 and Jaylen Brown gave them plenty to roar about with 12 points during an 11-minute first-quarter stint that included a loud left-handed flush over former Celtics teammate Tyler Zeller.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis is on fire to start this game. He's 4-for-4 and has been really aggressive looking for his shot. He was confident before the game started that he could come out and make a difference early — that is exactly what he's done.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart said his 63-year-old mother, Camellia, has been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer but told him to rejoin the Celtics after he visited her in Dallas last week. Said Smart: "She told me she'd rather I was here than back there, doing what I love to do, because she loves to watch me play, because that would put a smile on her face, if I got back healthy and back on the court."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Gordon Hayward is currently working with a running mechanics specialist in Indianapolis then joked, "We're just trying to get him ready for Friday's game and we're hopeful he can play and whatever," eliciting laughter from reporters. "He's not going to join us in Milwaukee, if that answers your question. He's still a long long long long way away."

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.515th
Rebounds Per Game39.830th
Assists Per Game23.214th
Points Allowed106.816th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184438.537
2016-174240.512
2015-163349.402
2014-154141.500
2013-141567.183