The Celtics got destroyed in the third quarter.
After a dominating performance in Game 1 of their second-round matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, many thought the Boston Celtics would cruise to an easy series win. In Game 2, opinions changed as the Celtics were routed in the third quarter, leading to a 123-102 blowout victory for the Bucks who were able to tie the series on home court. With the series heading back to Boston, Kyrie Irving isn't worried or stressed out about the rest of the series.
"There's no extra burden," Irving said according to Sporting News. "This is what I signed up for. This is what Boston traded for me for. Being able to go back, get back in the trenches, get ready for another battle on Friday, that's what you live for. Basketball is fun when it comes like this and you have to respond, and this is the type of basketball you want to be playing this time of year."
Kyrie went on to compliment the Bucks for their play, noting that the series was never going to be easy.
"It's the playoffs," Irving said. "We're playing against a great team. They're number one in the Eastern Conference for a reason. They finished the regular season strong, came out and did what they were supposed to do in the playoffs, and now it's two great teams going against one another."
Game three goes down on Friday in Boston.