The Celtics lost a tough game in game 1 of their first round series with the Bucks.
After Boston Celtics’ 101-89 defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday at TD Garden, the sky may be falling.
Even though both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown struggled in the defeat, Jayson Tatum isn’t ready to worry.
When questioned about Brown’s problems, Tatum said, “I mean, s—t, we all had a tough night.””No one ought to put their heads within the sand. Isn’t it true that we’re all in this together? As it were, the thing that checks is whether you win or lose. JB has all of my trust and confidence.”
Brown also addressed Boston’s Sunday issues, noting that Game 2 on Tuesday would be “all about how” they react.
Celtics “All year, we’ve been tenacious,” Brown added. “This is merely a reflection of the ups and downs we’ve had throughout the season… This group puts it to the test. Therefore we must come out confident and not lose trust in one another.”
Ime Udoka, the Celtics’ head coach, said that Brown and Tatum should have hit some of the baskets they missed on Sunday.
“When we got to the paint, I don’t believe our decision-making was outstanding,” Udoka remarked. “It didn’t matter whether it was drop-offs or kick outs. Celtics was under the impression that Jayson and Jaylen were off their game and had missed several typically made plays.”
Brown’s worst game of the 2022 playoffs was by far this one. The 25-year-old had scored at least 22 points in each of Boston Celtics four games against the Brooklyn Nets in Round 1 before Sunday’s game.
Brown scored 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting from the field and 3-of-9 shooting outside the arc in 38 minutes against the Bucks in Game 1 Celtics. He also had the most turnovers of any player on either squad with seven.
However, the Celtics as a whole struggled with their shooting. They only made 28 of 84 field goals, 18 of 50 long-range attempts, and turned the ball over 18 times. Against the reigning champion Bucks, that will not be acceptable.
Boston hadn’t played since April 25, when it finished its first-round series against the Nets. It’s anticipating that there might be some rust. Green Teamers will be hopeful that they can settle in and establish their groove now that the Celtics have played one game.