NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks series preview

NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks series preview

The Bucks star has been incredible for his team this season, throwing himself in contention for the MVP award at some points, and he will be a major threat towards Boston not advancing to the second round of the playoffs if he is able to get a groove going on the court.

The wait is nearly over, as the Milwaukee Bucks will be back to playing playoff basketball when they visit the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Terry Rozier finished with 23 points, Marcus Morris had 21, Jaylen Brown scored 20 and Jayson Tatum added 19 to become the first Celtics rookie since Brian Shaw in 1989 to score 15 or more in his playoff debut.

Boston's odds to win the National Basketball Association championship can be found at BetDSI and they are pegging the Celtics at +8000, which means that Brad Stevens' men are not among the most serious contenders to lift the National Basketball Association title this year.

It was Middleton whose desperation 3 from near midcourt as time expired sent to game to OT.

"We've been down a lot [this season], a lot of injuries, and we've always found a way [to win]", Horford told TNT after the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo showed out for the Bucks with 35 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, with Middleton finishing with 31 points.

Game 2 of the series is Tuesday in Boston.

Rozier crossed up Eric Bledsoe and hit a three-pointer to put his team up by three, with 0.5 seconds remaining as it looked like the Celtics had done enough to snatch the win.

Those two threes came after the Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon tied the game with a 32-foot, three-point jumper with 10.3 seconds left.