Celtics vs. Bucks highlights: Marcus Smart looks strong, but C's come up short


FINAL SCORE: Bucks 119, Celtics 112

IN BRIEF: The Celtics overcame an early 15-point deficit and made it a tight game in the second half, but they were unable to complete the comeback vs. the Bucks. Jayson Tatum struggled mightily going 2-for-18 from the field (5 points) while Bucks stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton contributed 36 and 18 points respectively.

On the bright side for Boston, Kemba Walker's knee didn't appear to be an issue as he contributed 16 points in 19 minutes. Jaylen Brown had 22 points, Gordon Hayward put up 17, and Marcus Smart was the star for the C's with 23 points off the bench.

CELTICS RECORD: 43-22 (0-1 in seeding round)


Walker drills first C's bucket in four months

Smart for 3

Kemba from downtown

Smart --> Theis

Wanamaker makes the tough shot

Jaylen slams it home

Kemba looking healthy

Theis = nice

C's take the lead

Smart doing Smart things

Clutch 3 from Jaylen

Vs. Trail Blazers, Sunday, 3:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
Vs. Miami Heat, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
Vs. Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, 9 p.m., NBC Sports Boston