Bucks edge Celtics 103-101 after frantic final second

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Posted at 5:42 PM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-07 18:42:47-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points and made the go-ahead basket with 44.3 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a frantic flurry of shots in the final seconds to beat the Boston Celtics 103-101 on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

The defending champion Bucks lead the best-of-7 series 2-1, with Game 4 on Monday night in Milwaukee. Boston's Marcus Smart was fouled by Jrue Holiday just before attempting a potential tying 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds remaining. Smart made the first free throw, then missed the second intentionally — flinging it at the rim.

Smart got the rebound but missed his putback attempt. Boston’s Robert Williams got that rebound but also missed. Boston’s Al Horford converted his putback opportunity too late.

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