On Sunday, the Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Box 109-81 in 7 games of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The score did not indicate how close the game was to TD Garden, but the hot techs were flying after the competition.
It looks like Game 7 will go down in the history of Celtic history as the “Grant Williams Game”, according to this fan:
– All Business Jack 🏁 (The_Reason11) May 18, 2022
Williams scored a game-high 27 points from 3-point land shooting for 22 for 10 and 7 for 18.
He had a game-high plus / minus +25.
The box kept him open throughout the game, including the first offensive possession for Boston.
Williams made seven shots from deep and Box made just four shots as a team on Sunday.
Tough second half of the Greek freak
Meanwhile, it was a tough second half for superstar Giannis Antetoccampo:
Giannis Antetokounmpo a win or go in the second half Game 7:
25% FG (4/16)
0% 3PT (0/2)
If this were any other superstar, I would not have heard the end of this scandal. pic.twitter.com/mCm3F4cXlM
– 🔥 (@ FlamesNBA21) May 15, 2022
To add insult to injury, Antetocanumpore had a plus / minus-19 in the second half.
It tied Jrue Holiday for the plus / minus of the worst second half of the competition.
Now, the phrase “choke job” may be a bit harsh since Box reached Game 7 and was an underdog.
Throughout the series they were without Chris Middleton.
It wasn’t a good second half for Antitocompo, but he went on to score 25 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists.
The “others” – as Shakil O’Neill would say – were not in the game for Antetokunampo.
In the second half he forced some shots, and they did not fall.
Antetokounmpo is only 27 years old and will not be 28 until December.
The future is bright for him, and the league.
Impressive 2022 Celtics playoff run
The Celtics beat the net and the box, they look very strong.
Although they were forced into a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals, they are a very favorite team:
This team must love https://t.co/LdYO0wZ0Kk
– aidan heim (@ aidanheim1) May 18, 2022
Many fans wondered if the winner of the series between Celtics and Box would win the championship.
Boston and Milwaukee were the two best teams in the playoffs and they are both going to be strong contenders in a series with the Miami Heat.
This fan has won the Celtics their first championship since 2008:
The Celtics have all won.
– Net Jones (onesJonesOnTheNBA) May 18, 2022
The Celtics are in the series against their No. 1 seed hit, as Boston is looking to make its first NBA final appearance since 2010.
In both 2008 and 2010, Boston and its big three, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, faced the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2008, the Celtics won their first championship in 22 years.
They are looking for the same magic this season.
In the second half of the season, Boston had the best team ever in the NBA.
Once Robert Williams III recovers, the Celtics could return to full force in the conference finals.
It will definitely be a fun series and it will start on Tuesday.
Game 7 of the NBA did not finish close
Some NBA fans were hoping for an end near Sunday:
– Venrik (vsnapshot) May 18, 2022
The Kawhi Leonard shot to win Game 7 of the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 Eastern Conference semifinals has raised the bar for Game 7s in this round.
Unfortunately, none of the 2022 Game 7s had such a finish.
Hopefully the conference final game 7 can deliver excitement.