Grades from the Milwaukee Bucks’ tough Game 3 win over Boston Celtics

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 07 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MAY 07. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics faced off Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee after a long four-day break. After a series split in Boston, the Bucks were looking to take back the series lead on their home floor. They accomplished their goal in what ended up being a very physical, up and down game. Let’s grade the performances.

Grades from the Milwaukee Bucks Tough Game 3 Win: Second Unit

Second Unit: B-

Saturday was the first game since Khris Middleton’s injury in Game 2 of the Bucks vs. Bulls series that Bobby Portis came off the bench for the Milwaukee Bucks. Mike Budenholzer opted for a smaller lineup to start and used Bobby’s length of the bench. Portis had an okay game all around, his shooting (3-of-9) left a bit to be desired but he finished with nine points and seven rebounds. What you can always expect out of Bobby Portis is non-stop hustle and passion, and he gave it. Bobby did also come away with one block and one steal defensively.

The only other bench player to see significant minutes was Pat Connaughton. He played 32 minutes and scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting. Connaughton did impressively add eight rebounds. If Connaughton can rebound and hit some more shots in Game 4 it would bolster the second unit.

The other two players that checked in for the Bucks were Jevon Carter, who only played two minutes, and George Hill, playing his first game of the postseason coming off an abdominal injury. Hill only logged 10 minutes, neither of the backup point guards scored, and combined the two contributed just one rebound and one assist.