Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton hit an unbelievable shot at the end of regulation to tie the game at 99-99 and send Game 1 into overtime.
Sometimes, sports have moments that are almost impossible to believe. Such was the case at TD Garden in Boston on Sunday afternoon, with the Boston Celtics hosting the Milwaukee Bucks. After Terry Rozier hit a 3-point shot to give Boston a 99-96 lead with 0-.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Bucks inbounded from the front court with one final chance.
Incredibly, Khris Middleton took the inbounds pass and heaved a wing and a prayer from the right side, hitting the tying shot with no time left on the clock. Look for yourself and tell us how many times that shot goes in if Middleton gets a million chances.
Additionally, why didn’t the Celtics foul on the play? With a three-point lead, Boston could have simply wrapped Middleton up the second the ball came into the court and forced him to shoot a pair of free throws. Perhaps head coach Brad Stevens was worried about Middleton getting into the act of shooting too quickly to execute a foul before making a three-shot endeavor.
This is only Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Celtics and Bucks. Milwaukee comes in as the heavy underdog, the No. 7 seed going against the second-seeded Celtics. Still, without Kyrie Irving, Boston is vulnerable to being knocked off. The winner of this series would play the winner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat in the next round.