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Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

MILWAUKEE (AP) After losing a 20-point lead to the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks were determined not to lose another playoff game.

Leave it to All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to come up with a big play in the final seconds on Sunday.

Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Bucks held on for a 104-102 win to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

Boston's Marcus Morris missed a 14-footer at the buzzer with Khris Middleton's hand in his face to seal a nail-biting win for the Bucks.

Seconds earlier, the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo jumped and reached up with his left arm around Boston's Jayson Tatum to put back Malcolm Brogdon's missed layup for the game-winner.

''It's a heck of play,'' coach Joe Prunty said.

Game 5 is Tuesday night in Boston.

Antetokounmpo added seven rebounds and five assists, while Middleton scored 23 points. The Bucks' two best players were clutch in the closing seconds of a tense victory, another sign of maturity for the one of the league's up-and-coming teams.

''One of the most important things that we can carry from this game moving forward is that we stayed disciplined and we trusted one another,'' Antetokounmpo said.

It could just as easily have fallen apart for Milwaukee after losing a 20-point lead with 7:37 left in the third quarter.

Jaylen Brown had 34 points for the Celtics, while Tatum added 21. Tatum's 18-footer with 52 seconds left gave the Celtics a brief 100-99 lead.

He just couldn't hold off Antetokounmpo on the other end for the decisive tip-in.

The disappointing end for the Celtics overshadowed their spirited rally from a 65-45 deficit. Play got chippy and the Celtics limited the Bucks' transition game.

They came up one basket short at the end.

Antetokounmpo ''made a great tip-in and he was battling for the ball. That's what great players do,'' coach Brad Stevens said.

Both teams traded clutch buckets down the stretch.

After Tatum's long jumper, Brogdon hit a transition 3 from the corner for a 102-100 lead with 33 seconds left. Al Horford followed with two foul shots to tie the game at 102 with 29 seconds remaining.

They couldn't send the game into overtime. Morris bent over in frustration near the Boston bench after his fadeaway hit the rim.

''We got the look we wanted ... It's a shot that (Morris) can make 10 out of 10 times,'' Brown said. ''It didn't go in tonight. So Game 5, keep moving forward.''

TIP INS

Celtics: Stevens kept his starting five intact after the team never recovered from a disastrous first quarter in Game 3. Stevens said he would likely only make a switch for matchup purposes. ... Boston ended with a 43-36 edge on the boards. ... Morris finished with 13 points and shot 4 of 14.

Bucks: Starting C John Henson missed a second straight game with a sore back. ... The Bucks went with the same starting five as Game 3, with Zeller replacing Henson and Brogdon starting for Tony Snell. ... Jabari Parker led a vigorous effort off the bench with 16 points and seven rebounds. Backup C Thon Maker blocked five shots and played most of the fourth quarter.

OFF THE BENCH

The Bucks' reinvigorated bench outscored the Celtics' reserves 31-15. Parker, in particular, gave the team a lift in the first half with perhaps his best defensive play of the year after forcing turnovers on two straight Boston possessions at one point.

QUOTABLE

''We played great in the second half. We played great in the first six minutes of the game. The 18 minutes that ended the first half were not good. They had a lot to do with that.'' - Stevens.

BLOCK PARTY

The Bucks set a franchise playoff high with 14 blocks, eclipsing the previous high of 13 set in Game 3. The 7-foot-1 Maker has turned into disruptive presence after playing sparingly in the first two games. He's getting extended minutes because Henson's injury.

''Thon is playing extremely assertive. The blocked shots are going to stand out because that's something somebody can see on the stat sheet,'' Prunty said.

STAT LINES

Brown picked up the second 30-point game of the postseason after scoring just one 30-point game in the regular season. He was 13 of 24 from the field but 2 of 10 from the 3-point arc. ... The Bucks shot at least 52 percent from the field for the third straight game.

UP NEXT

Game 5 is Tuesday at the TD Garden in Boston.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:47   Jaylen Brown missed driving layup  
11:44   Offensive rebound by Al Horford  
11:43   Al Horford missed layup  
11:41   Offensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
11:33   Jaylen Brown missed dunk, blocked by Tyler Zeller  
11:33   Offensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
11:33   Personal foul on Eric Bledsoe  
11:15   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:14   Team rebound  
11:14   Personal foul on Aron Baynes  
10:55   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed jump shot  
10:53   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
10:48 +3 Jaylen Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Al Horford 3-0
10:31   Khris Middleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:28   Defensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
10:14   Shooting foul on Tyler Zeller  
10:14 +1 Aron Baynes made 1st of 2 free throws 4-0
10:14   Aron Baynes missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:11   Defensive rebound by Tyler Zeller  
10:09   Personal foul on Terry Rozier  
9:58   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed hook shot  
9:56   Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
9:55   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed layup, blocked by Al Horford  
9:55   Team rebound  
9:52   Jumpball  
9:35   Terry Rozier missed driving layup  
9:33   Defensive rebound by Tyler Zeller  
9:29   Shooting foul on Jayson Tatum  
9:29 +1 Tyler Zeller made 1st of 2 free throws 4-1
9:29 +1 Tyler Zeller made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-2
9:18   Jaylen Brown missed driving layup  
9:12   Offensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
9:12 +2 Aron Baynes made dunk 6-2
9:06 +2 Eric Bledsoe made jump shot 6-4
8:54   Jaylen Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:50   Offensive rebound by Al Horford  
8:45 +2 Al Horford made hook shot 8-4
8:17   Khris Middleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:15   Defensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
8:03   Personal foul on Malcolm Brogdon  
7:53   Lost ball turnover on Jaylen Brown, stolen by Tyler Zeller  
7:38   Bad pass turnover on Khris Middleton, stolen by Terry Rozier  
7:22 +2 Jayson Tatum made jump shot 10-4
7:08   Khris Middleton missed jump shot  
7:06   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
6:50   Al Horford missed dunk, blocked by Tyler Zeller  
6:47   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
6:47   Shooting foul on Jayson Tatum  
6:47   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:47   Team rebound  
6:47 +1 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-5
6:35 +2 Marcus Morris made turnaround jump shot 12-5
6:16   Eric Bledsoe missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:15   Team rebound  
6:01   Marcus Morris missed jump shot  
5:59   Defensive rebound by Tyler Zeller  
5:36   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:34   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
5:27   Marcus Morris missed jump shot  
5:24   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
5:17   Tyler Zeller missed hook shot  
5:15   Defensive rebound by Greg Monroe  
5:13   Jaylen Brown missed driving layup  
5:07   Marcus Morris missed dunk  
5:07   Offensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
5:06   Defensive rebound by Tyler Zeller  
4:55 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made finger-roll layup, assist by Matthew Dellavedova 12-7
4:46   Personal foul on Tyler Zeller  
4:35   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:30   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
4:26 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 12-9
4:11   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:08   Offensive rebound by Greg Monroe  
4:06   Greg Monroe missed layup, blocked by Jabari Parker  
4:06   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
3:56 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made reverse layup 12-11
3:33 +2 Al Horford made hook shot 14-11
3:20   Jabari Parker missed hook shot, blocked by Al Horford  
3:20   Team rebound  
3:06 +2 Thon Maker made jump shot 14-13
2:50   Traveling violation turnover on Greg Monroe  
2:36 +2 Jabari Parker made driving dunk, assist by Matthew Dellavedova 14-15
2:09   Marcus Morris missed floating jump shot  
2:05   Defensive rebound by Matthew Dellavedova  
1:59 +3 Jabari Parker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tony Snell 14-18
1:39   Shooting foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
1:39   Team rebound  
1:39   Marcus Morris missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:39 +1 Marcus Morris made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-18
1:22   Thon Maker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:19   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
1:17   Kicked ball violation  
1:11 +2 Marcus Morris made jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 17-18
0:53 +2 Khris Middleton made driving layup 17-20
0:45   Bad pass turnover on Terry Rozier, stolen by Jabari Parker  
0:41   Jabari Parker missed driving layup  
0:40   Team rebound  
0:24   Marcus Morris missed jump shot, blocked by Jabari Parker  
0:20   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
0:01 +2 Khris Middleton made jump shot 17-22
0:01   Bad pass turnover on Marcus Morris, stolen by Matthew Dellavedova  
0:00 +2 Matthew Dellavedova made finger-roll layup 17-24
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49   Personal foul on Marcus Morris  
11:45   Jabari Parker missed jump shot  
11:42   Defensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
11:24   Jayson Tatum missed fade-away jump shot  
11:22   Defensive rebound by Matthew Dellavedova  
11:13   Khris Middleton missed turnaround jump shot  
11:10   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Brown  
11:03   Aron Baynes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:59   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
10:48 +3 Thon Maker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tony Snell 17-27
10:31   Bad pass turnover on Aron Baynes, stolen by Jabari Parker  
10:27   Out of bounds turnover on Matthew Dellavedova  
10:12   Jayson Tatum missed jump shot  
10:08   Defensive rebound by Tony Snell  
9:46 +3 Tony Snell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Bledsoe 17-30
9:25 +2 Aron Baynes made dunk, assist by Shane Larkin 19-30
8:59 +2 Khris Middleton made hook shot 19-32
8:35   Jaylen Brown missed jump shot, blocked by Jabari Parker  
8:35   Team rebound  
8:35   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:35   Jumpball  
8:35   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:30   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Brown  
8:30   Tony Snell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:19   Personal foul on Tony Snell  
8:04   Shane Larkin missed jump shot  
7:57   Aron Baynes missed dunk  
7:57   Offensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
7:55   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
7:53   Thon Maker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:52   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Brown  
7:52   Shooting foul on Jabari Parker  
7:52 +1 Jaylen Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 20-32
7:52 +1 Jaylen Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-32
7:39   Eric Bledsoe missed driving layup  
7:36   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
7:22   Personal foul on Eric Bledsoe  
7:18   Lost ball turnover on Al Horford, stolen by Khris Middleton  
7:14 +2 Khris Middleton made dunk, assist by Eric Bledsoe 21-34
6:56   Jayson Tatum missed driving layup, blocked by Thon Maker  
6:54   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
6:54   Personal foul on Guerschon Yabusele  
6:42 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk, assist by Khris Middleton 21-36
6:13 +2 Terry Rozier made jump shot 23-36
5:52   Shooting foul on Guerschon Yabusele  
5:52 +1 Khris Middleton made 1st of 2 free throws 23-37
5:52 +1 Khris Middleton made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-38
5:33 +2 Jaylen Brown made jump shot 25-38
5:21   Shooting foul on Al Horford  
5:21   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:21   Team rebound  
5:21 +1 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-39
5:01   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:57   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
4:46   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed jump shot  
4:44   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
4:33 +3 Jaylen Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 28-39
4:13 +3 Jabari Parker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matthew Dellavedova 28-42
3:58 +2 Jaylen Brown made driving layup, assist by Terry Rozier 30-42
3:49   Personal foul on Guerschon Yabusele  
3:49   Jabari Parker missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:49   Team rebound  
3:49 +1 Jabari Parker made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-43
3:38   Marcus Morris missed driving layup  
3:35   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
3:30 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk, assist by Jabari Parker 30-45
3:14   Jaylen Brown missed driving layup  
3:10   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
2:58   Matthew Dellavedova missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:55   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
2:50 +2 Jaylen Brown made jump shot 32-45
2:36   Shooting foul on Marcus Morris  
2:36 +1 Jabari Parker made 1st of 2 free throws 32-46
2:36   Jabari Parker missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:32   Defensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
2:25   Shooting foul on Jabari Parker  
2:25 +1 Marcus Morris made 1st of 2 free throws 33-46
2:25   Marcus Morris missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:22   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
2:08   Lost ball turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo, stolen by Jaylen Brown  
2:08   Personal foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
2:08 +1 Jaylen Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 34-46
2:08   Jaylen Brown missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:05   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
1:43   Khris Middleton missed fade-away jump shot  
1:41   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Brown  
1:33   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:30   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
1:23   Eric Bledsoe missed jump shot  
1:20   Defensive rebound by Jaylen Brown  
1:16   Jaylen Brown missed driving layup, blocked by Eric Bledsoe  
1:13   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
1:05 +3 Khris Middleton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 34-49
0:51   Personal foul on Khris Middleton  
0:51 +1 Jayson Tatum made 1st of 2 free throws 35-49
0:51   Jayson Tatum missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:49   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
0:34 +2 Jabari Parker made jump shot 35-51
0:22   Jayson Tatum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:18   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
0:00   Bad pass turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo, stolen by Jayson Tatum  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43 +2 Tyler Zeller made reverse layup, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 35-53
11:26 +2 Aron Baynes made jump shot, assist by Jaylen Brown 37-53
11:06 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made jump shot 37-55
10:48   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:44   Offensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
10:44   Shooting foul on Tyler Zeller  
10:44 +1 Al Horford made 1st of 2 free throws 38-55
10:44 +1 Al Horford made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-55
10:20 +3 Khris Middleton made 3-pt. jump shot 39-58
9:55   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
9:40   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
9:31 +2 Jaylen Brown made alley-oop shot, assist by Aron Baynes 41-58
9:18   Personal foul on Jaylen Brown  
9:14 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made layup, assist by Tyler Zeller 41-60
8:50 +2 Jayson Tatum made jump shot, assist by Aron Baynes 43-60
8:35   Eric Bledsoe missed floating jump shot  
8:33   Defensive rebound by Aron Baynes  
8:28   Personal foul on Eric Bledsoe  
8:17   Shooting foul on Tyler Zeller  
8:17 +1 Terry Rozier made 1st of 2 free throws 44-60
8:17 +1 Terry Rozier made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-60
7:58 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made driving layup, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 45-62
7:58   Shooting foul on Jayson Tatum  
7:58 +1 Malcolm Brogdon made free throw 45-63
7:44   Jayson Tatum missed driving layup, blocked by Eric Bledsoe  
7:39   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
7:37 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk, assist by Eric Bledsoe 45-65
7:24   Personal foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
7:18 +2 Jayson Tatum made alley-oop shot, assist by Terry Rozier 47-65
6:47   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
6:30 +2 Semi Ojeleye made dunk, assist by Al Horford 49-65
6:15   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:12   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
5:55 +2 Jayson Tatum made driving layup, assist by Terry Rozier 51-65
5:27   Lost ball turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Jaylen Brown  
5:23 +2 Jaylen Brown made layup, assist by Terry Rozier 53-65
5:02   Shooting foul on Al Horford  
5:02 +1 Matthew Dellavedova made 1st of 2 free throws 53-66
5:02 +1 Matthew Dellavedova made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-67
4:50 +2 Al Horford made dunk 55-67
4:41   Jabari Parker missed jump shot  
4:38   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
4:33 +2 Jaylen Brown made driving layup, assist by Al Horford 57-67
4:17 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made jump shot, assist by Matthew Dellavedova 57-69
4:04   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:00   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
3:48   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:45   Defensive rebound by Semi Ojeleye  
3:32   Al Horford missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:30   Offensive rebound by Al Horford  
3:26 +3 Jayson Tatum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 60-69
2:53 +2 Jabari Parker made turnaround jump shot 60-71
2:37