By Justin Aucoin
On Sunday the Milwaukee Bucks put up a measly 56 points against the Boston Celtics. Fifty-six points! And this is coming from a sport that feels the need to keep score by twos and threes.
Bucks head coach called it a humiliating defeat; Doc Rivers called it nice and also added "I really thought this was one of those scheduled losses for Milwaukee." Ouch.
Nonetheless, many fans called it downright boring.
It was a record-breaking night for the Celtics. Some fun stats from A. Sherrods game story:
franchise-low in points given up in a half (22);
franchise-low in points given up after three quarters (38)
franchise-low in fewest field goals allowed (22).
It got us wondering Who out there has scored more than the Bucks?
DON JUAN DE MARAA
UMM...WHOEVER THIS GUYS IS....
THIS HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE SONG
THE UK SCRABBLE CHAMPION
Triple-word score > Bucks attempting a three-pointer
DANIEL PAILLE ON A BREAKAWAY
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
Image by @BosBruinsFan
And, of course, all these guys have each scored more points in one game than the Bucks did. As a team.
0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their reactions on the Celtics getting their first win of the season and a comparison between Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving in the 4th quarter.
7:17 - Phil Perry joins BST to break down the tale of the tape between the Falcons and the Patriots as he breaks down the quarterbacks, offense, defense, coaching, and intangibles between the two teams.
11:57 - Our crew on BST discuss number 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and number 3 overall pick Jayson Tatum going up against each other and debate who seems like the better pick so far.
16:35 - In this segment of Irrelevant Questions, Tom Curran interviews Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett as he asks him a bunch of random questions.
HOUSTON - Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
Acquired in an Aug. 31 trade, Verlander has won all nine outings with the Astros. And with his new club facing elimination in Game 6 against the Yankees, he delivered again.
After striking out 13 in a complete-game victory in Game 2, Verlander threw another gem. The right-hander scattered five hits and struck out eight to improve to 9-0 with 67 strikeouts since being traded from Detroit. George Springer helped him out of a jam in the seventh, leaping to make a catch at the center-field wall and rob Todd Frazier of extra bases with two on and Houston up 3-0.
Game 7 is Saturday night in Houston, with the winner advancing to the World Series against the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers.