Milwaukee Bucks: Grades and Reaction to 99-83 Loss To Celtics

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Nov 10, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Boston Celtics guard

Isaiah Thomas

grabs a loose ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard

Greivis Vasquez

in the third quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Thomas scored 20 points to help the Celtics beat the Bucks 99-83. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

This was as ugly as it has been for Milwaukee so far this season, and that’s saying something. As the Milwaukee Bucks fell to a 16 point loss to the underwhelming Boston Celtics, there was no hiding from the shortcomings of this performance.

They may have suffered a big loss at the hands of the Knicks on opening night, but at least the absences of Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo acted as a valid excuse. There was no such cover on Tuesday night.

The first quarter started spectacularly with some formidable play, particularly on the defensive end. The Celtics didn’t look up to the challenge in any way, and the game was there for the taking from the opening tip, yet the Bucks allowed the Celtics to find their feet.

Greg Monroe was impressive and consistent as always, while Jabari Parker looked healthier than he has in any of his appearances since his return, but unfortunately most of the good news stops there.

Let’s take a look at the reactions and player grades from a disappointing defeat to find out where it all went wrong.

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