The Milwaukee Bucks had the opportunity to close the Boston Celtics at home with a win in game 6 but unfortunately, Boston didn’t want their season to end Friday night.
A missed opportunity to move on to face the Miami Heat and a spoiled masterpiece from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Celtics took down the Bucks 108-95 at Fiserv Forum last night. The Bucks will have to regroup and try to win Game 7 on the road like they did in the second round last season in Brooklyn. With that being said, let us look closer at the game by breaking down performances with grades for Milwaukee’s bench, starters, and the Celtics.
Grades from Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 6 loss to Boston Celtics: Second Unit
Second Unit: B
Pat Connaughton carried the bench to this B grade, Bobby Portis, despite giving everything he has with effort, needs to increase his efficiency. Bobby Portis finished 2-for-8 and is now just 11-for-38 on field goals since being moved to the bench in favor of Grayson Allen. Portis managed just four points but did grab 10 rebounds.
Pat Connaughton has really come alive in this series and was one of the Milwaukee Bucks best players in Game 6. He shot 6-for-8, including 2-of-3 from the 3-point line, grabbed four rebounds, and had two assists. In this series with Boston Pat Connaughton is now shooting 27-for-46 (58.7 percent) on field goals and 14-for-28 (50 percent) on threes. Pat just needs to keep doing what he’s doing. He has not only been one of the Bucks’ most reliable role players, but one of their most reliable players entirely.