National Basketball Association playoffs 2018: Bucks forward Jabari Parker upset with playing time

National Basketball Association playoffs 2018: Bucks forward Jabari Parker upset with playing time

Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 32.5 points per game in this series after scoring 35 and 30 in the first two games. The Celtics turned the ball over 18 times for the game, leading to 20 Bucks points.

There were several factors contributing to the Celtics being on the verge of suffering one of their worst losses of the season.

Baynes might have nightmares after he got slam bammed on by The Greek Freak in the middle of the third.

As has been widely covered by both fans, Bucks beat writers and national pundits alike, Parker's long-awaited playoff debut has been incredibly miserable, even when considering the fact that he's played just 25 minutes over the first two games. They also won despite the Bucks shooting almost 60 percent from the field.

Game 4 is Sunday in Milwaukee. Backup center Greg Monroe played well off the bench with eight first-half points and four rebounds. They continued to press on defense despite racking up the fouls and took a 15 point lead heading into the second. Pesky guard Matthew Dellavedova, a veteran of a championship run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, helped hold young Celtics point guard Terry Rozier to nine points on 2-of-7 shooting.

The Bucks went 23-for-29 and hit on seven of their 13 long-distance attempts.

Parker has just two points in the series, while Antetokounmpo has registered 65 points and played a total of 88 minutes. It's all fine. I just have to do a better job responding, and we all have to do a better job responding. No one scored more than three points in the quarter for Boston.

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Parker, who will be a restricted free agent at season's end, expressed that he feels he earned more minutes with his productive close to the season.

BC-BKN-Celtics-Bucks, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 773 Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 winAP Photo WIMG111, WIMG122, WIMG101, WIMG102, WIMG104, WIMG116, WIMG121Eds: Bucks 116, Celtics 92.

In Games 1 and 2, Milwaukee's impact players were Antetokounmpo and Middleton.

With Parker largely riding the pine, most of the playing time has gone to Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Tony Snell thus far in the series.

Inside the chessmaster play National Basketball Association teams love to run (read here): ESPN's Zach Lowe looked at this particular offensive set that has been deployed by playoff teams so far during this young postseason, including by the Celtics in their series with the Bucks. The Bucks guard brought consistent energy and made better decisions.

Bledsoe made it a point throughout the game to fire up the raucous home crowd, and this is the version of the electric guard Milwaukee needs to see moving forward. We gotta come out and we gotta match it. This was a major step in the right direction.

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