After kicking off the series with a game one victory, the Boston Celtics have dug themselves into a 3-1 deficit with Monday night’s game four 113-101 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Perhaps us Boston Celtics fans are the one’s to blame. Right? I mean, let’s be completely honest with each other. We easily could’ve seen this coming. All season long we’ve dealt with constant conflicted emotions, failing to decide where to stand with this team.
Trust me I’m 100 percent in that exact same boat. From an 11-4 team in January to a 5-6 team heading into the All-Star Break in February, I had no idea where this team was heading, nor could I confidently stick by a cemented prediction regarding them heading down the line and towards the end of the season.
This has been perhaps the most confusing Boston Celtics season of my lifetime and just like that, it’s on it’s way to ending.
Ninety-six percent of teams in the history of the NBA Playoffs have successfully eliminated their opponent in a seven-game series when leading 3-1. That’s where we stand. The 2018-19 Boston Celtics season sits in a Milwaukee hospital bed on life support, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, and Mike Budenhozer are reaching out the pull the plug.
It’s a nightmare that again could’ve been seen from miles away, but still somehow manages to leave you in a state of shock when it arrives.
However, when watching the sorry excuse of an effort in Game 4, there isn’t a Charles Barkley quote on the planet that can provide me with a sliver of hope with this Celtics team a game from elimination and with the series heading over to Milwaukee.
Here are three reactions from the Boston Celtics Game 4 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.