Giannis Antetokounmpo throws down vicious dunk on Al Horford

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Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 National Basketball Association playoff victory Sunday over Boston.

Antetokounmpo led all Bucks scorers with 27 points on 60 percent shooting from the field, to go along with seven rebounds and five assists.

Antetokounmpo has elevated his game in this postseason, dropping 27.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.5 steals through four games this postseason. Jabari Parker led a vigorous effort off the bench with 16 points and seven rebounds. He finished the day as the game's leading scorer with 34 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo enhanced his reputation as one of the best players in the NBA with the game-winning play for the Milwaukee Bucks as they levelled their first-round NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics at 2-2. The Raptors controlled this game for much of this game, leading by 14 early in the third. "We needed him to step up". It's a game between men, and we got out there and it gets chippy. They learned important lessons - the game "showed us the type of intensity we need to play at for 48 minutes", Jayson Tatum said following the loss - and even in defeat should have grown in confidence with the way they played after the break.

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The script from Game 3 was being followed up until this point.

The Warriors, who were led by Kevin Durant's 34 points and 13 rebounds, can advance to a second-round series against New Orleans with a game-five home victory on Tuesday. They made some mistakes, and didn't close out the game, but as Horford put it, "those are the growing pains". The Bucks' embarrassment over their abysmal play in Game 2 also served as motivation for starters and reserves alike. Play got chippy and the Celtics limited the Bucks' transition game.

The Celtics could use Smart's toughness, intelligence, and experience against the Bucks, who have gotten strong play out of guards Malcolm Brogdon and Eric Bledsoe the last two games. The Spurs extended their lead to as many as 17 points in the first half while holding an edge in nearly every statistical category. Many in the National Basketball Association believe role players perform much better at home than on the road, but the Bucks can't afford their supporting cast to suddenly disappear. That being said, the Celtics still had an opportunity to make this series short in game four.

Wall took over after backcourtmate Bradley Beal fouled out with the game tied at 92. Boston was down 51-35 at the half but hadn't really played poorly.

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