The ability to stay calm and collected in big moments is considered one of the greatest virtues an NBA athlete can possess. Members of the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics will wonder exactly what caused them to lose their composure in the final second of Tuesday night's game at the GMO Harris Bradley Center.
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Trailing 93-74 after a dominant third quarter for the Bucks, the Celtics steadily erased that deficit to tie it at 109-109 with 23 seconds left in regulation. Milwaukee countered with a Greg Monroe bucket with exactly one second on the clock, leaving Boston with an unlikely attempt at winning or forcing overtime on the final possession.
They attempted to get the ball to Kelly Olynyk at the rim, but the pass appeared a bit high at first glance. Fortunately for the Celtics, Jerryd Bayless decided to push Olynyk to send him to the line for two shots:
The 71.6-percent shooter made both to tie it. The foulRead More »from Bucks and Celtics swap awful fouls in last second in rare finish