Milwaukee Bucks fans should have been careful with what they wished for.
The Bucks made quick work of the Pistons in the first round of the NBA playoffs, sweeping Detroit with relative ease. Milwaukee fans, understandably, felt very confident in their team as the series came to a close, evidenced by a “We Want Boston!” chant as Game 4 against the Pistons wound down.
Well, the fanbase got what it asked for, but the request looked pretty foolish by late Sunday afternoon at Fiserv Forum.
The Celtics stomped the Bucks in Game 1 of the teams’ second-round series to the tune of a 22-point victory. And after the best-of-seven series opener wrapped up, the aforementioned chant by Bucks fans was fresh on the minds of green teamers.
Milwaukee, of course, has plenty of time to turn the series around, but its showing in Game 1 was the farthest thing from encouraging. The Celtics, meanwhile, played arguably one of their best games of the season and extended their playoff win streak to five.
A matchup against Boston often was favorable at times during the regular season, but this recharged Celtics team certainly is not one you want to run into.