Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago.
Thon Maker was spectacular with ferocious blocks and hitting three-pointers and Matthew Dellavedova was at his defensive best as the Milwaukee Bucks demolished the Boston Celtics 116-92 in game three of their National Basketball Association playoff series.
Dellavedova was the first sub in the game and when he entered three minutes into the game the Bucks trailed 5-6. Although, Parker did vow to start being a better teammate. Six games and to see that like, I'm not going to handle it well. Rozier is from Louisville and attended the University of Louisville for two years before turning pro in 2015 when he was selected 16 overall by the Celtics in the NBA Draft. I'm human, I was wrong.
After taking an early 10-point lead in the first six minutes of the game, the Bucks would close out the first with an 11-2 run to take a 27-12 lead over the C's. "Nobody on the team can do that". "Nobody on the team can do that, especially at my position".
So how does Parker think he can earn more minutes?
Parker acknowledged that he might not be on interim coach Joe Prunty's good side at the moment, though he claims he does not know what the reason for that would be. I'm just trying to help the team win.
Parker returned in January from ACL surgery. "Everybody that played came in ready to go", Antetokounmpo said. Pretty much a one-dimensional player, he needs to actually be scoring to make an impact. We gotta come out, set screens - we gotta be just as physical.
"We got into a hole". "Jabari included. We've talked a lot about starts of games". We need him to go out there and do multiple things for us because he is capable of doing that. Brad Stevens didn't have many silver linings to highlight after it ended.
BC-BKN-Celtics-Bucks, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 773 Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 winAP Photo WIMG111, WIMG122, WIMG101, WIMG102, WIMG104, WIMG116, WIMG121Eds: Bucks 116, Celtics 92. Several Bucks veterans have acknowledged in recent days that they've tried to talk to Parker and keep his spirits up after a rough playoff debut. Boston shot only 30.8 percent from the field in the first half and turned it over 14 times.
Add it all up and it was a rare recent victory for Washington, which had lost seven of eight games dating to the regular season.
"I don't remember that", Antetokounmpo responded. I'd say it all snowballed on us. It's not about minutes, not about nothing in the playoffs. Hopefully we can get this first one, then work for the second one, and then go back there. But as I said, this is the playoffs. "We were on our heels the whole time". We don't have time for that.
"We can't get too sped up or get slowed down", Maker said. I'm frustrated. I'm supposed to shoot the ball more. We're coming out and we're still going to be aggressive, because we're coming out to win.