Bucks open playoff series against Celtics Sunday

For the second straight season Giannis Antetkounmpo is deleting social media during the playoffs per ESPNMilwaukee's Eric Nehm

Even after Irving was ruled out for the remainder of the season and postseason, the Celtics reeled off several impressive wins and put together a winning record down the stretch.

Sunday's 2018 NBA Playoffs schedule begins with the Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks on TNT cable TV.

The Celtics dominated in the first quarter and won in 29-17, but the Bucks responded in the second period, allowing just four points in the opening eight minutes, but Boston somehow scored 15 points in opposite to the Bucks' 30.

Teams in the East were jockeying to get on Boston's side of the playoff bracket because the Celtics are so banged up - no Kyrie Irving, no Gordon Hayward, no Marcus Smart, no Daniel Theis.

Antetokounmpo had a game-high 35 points and 13 rebounds and Khris Middleton scored 31 for Milwaukee, which hasn't advanced past the first round in seven straight postseason appearances dating back to 2003.

The Bucks shooting guard threw up a deep triple as time expired, draining a miraculous buzzer beater to send it to OT.

Bucks open playoff series against Celtics Sunday

Game 2 of the series is Tuesday in Boston.

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

Then it was Terry Rozier's turn.

Al Horford led the Celtics with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds with four dimes, three blocks, and two steals; Rozier added 23 points, four boards, and three assists, while Jaylen Brown chipped in with 20 points.

Boston salted the win at the line after that.

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