While the Golden State Warriors enjoy the last day of their three-day break from their second round series against the Houston Rockets, the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks take the court again tonight in an effort to resolve the tie in their series.
I, for one, am most interested in seeing how Celtics star and 2016 NBA Finals hero Kyrie Irving bounces back after a down game in Game 2 of the series. Michael Shapiro of Sports Illustrated summarized the need for Irving to make adjustments for Game 3.
We should see an energized Irving in Game 3. He has no shortage of clutch postseason performances, including a 37-point explosion in Game 2 against the Pacers on April 17. After nailing one of the greatest shots in Finals history, Irving won’t be phased by an Eastern Conference semifinal. Irving and Stevens will counter Milwaukee’s trapping. Tatum and Brown would be worthy pick-and-roll partners, alleviating some of the Bucks’ length while providing a more athletic playmaker off the roll. Budenholzer made a necessary switch in Game 2; Stevens and Irving will need to do the same on Friday.
In any event, feel free to share your thoughts on the matchup or the game as it happens in the comments below.
Who are you rooting for in the Bucks-Celtics series?
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