Celtics make the bad kind of history in Game 1 loss to Bucks
Offensive miscues derailed the Celtics between a capable Bucks defense and poor shot selection during Sunday’s loss in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. The biggest area for improvement moving forward will be Boston’s conversion on short- and mid-range shots.
As reported by Taylor Snow, the Celtics made just 10 two-point field goals on Sunday, the fewest in a single game in franchise history. The total overtook the previous record of 14 in a Dec. 2016 contest against Toronto.
Head coach Ime Udoka followed up on the team’s egregious offensive struggles when he spoke to reporters after Sunday’s loss.
“They try to deter you from driving to the basket,” Udoka said. “For the most part, I don’t think our decision-making was great. We need multiple penetrations and multiple paint touches.”
Ime Udoka on Celtics offensive struggles: "I don't think our decision making was great... Jaylen and Jayson didn't have their best night offensively." pic.twitter.com/486SpsTQEK— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 1, 2022
Boston also looks for bounce-back performances from the duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown when the teams meet in Game 2.
“Like I said, Jaylen and Jayson didn’t have their best night offensively. They missed some easy ones that we are normally going to make. That combined leads to those numbers.”
The Celtics return to the court in hopes of evening the series in Game 2 on Tuesday night at TD Garden.