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Count me as one who did not visualize Terry Rozier taking a critical shot at the end of regulation of this specific game. In the early going in Game One against the the Milwaukee Bucks, Terry seemed ill-at-ease, and frankly, a bit awkward out there. He was having trouble scoring the ball and finding his teammates for open shots.

That all changed in the final second-and-a-half of the fourth quarter when he confidently swished a three-pointer to seemingly put the game away. There was only half-a-second on the clock for Milwaukee to get a shot off with Boston leading 99-96. Kris Middleton launched a desperation shot from somewhere around the beer concession, and it went in. Tie score at 99-99 and on to overtime. A review showed that the ball left his hands before the buzzer went off, but the start of the clock may have been a bit late.

T-Ro had scored only 12 points prior to making that shot. He ended up scoring 11 more points, including that monster shot that came close to winning the game. Rozier finished with 23 points on 7/18 from the field, 4/9 from beyond the arc and 5/6 on free throws. He added four rebounds and three assists.


One of Terry's rebounds in overtime came with 13 seconds remaining in the game and Boston leading 111-107. T-Ro went high for the rebound and fought to keep it, the tussle ending in the 6th foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo and his departure from the game. Boston went on to win the nail-biter 113-107. Rozier started slow and sluggish but came through big-time in the clutch.




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Tom Lane 4/16/2018 08:07:00 AM Edit
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