Bucks/Celtics was a shockingly ugly game for most of the contest.
Bucks have 19 turnovers, 2 offensive rebounds and 13 3-point attempts. Absolutely gross.
— Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) April 15, 2018
And then, as playoff basketball has a tendency to do, it got good at the end. After Terry Rozier hit a three to put the Celtics up 99-96 with just .5 seconds remaining. The odds were quite long.
And then Khris Middleton happened:
That’s absolutely nuts, and he did somehow get it off.
The odds of that going in were longer than they seemed, and they seemed plenty long:
We've got overtime!
Khris Middleton's game-tying shot was from 35 feet.
Players were 0-26 on game-tying or go-ahead FGA from 35+ feet in the final 10 seconds this season.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 15, 2018
Some Boston fans were understandably (and in this case enjoyably) perplexed:
Just foul! What the hell??? How does anyone get off a clean shot in that situation????
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 15, 2018
But best of all, Gus Johnson was on the call for Fox Sports Wisconsin:
KHRIS MIDDLETON!!! pic.twitter.com/ZXc2rZmFDt
— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 15, 2018
That’s fantastic. In the end, it wasn’t enough; Boston prevailed in overtime, 113-107.