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Celtics need to match Bucks physicality in Game 2

 It all starts with The Greek Freak. I can't recall a physical specimen quite like him. He stands at 6'11" with a 7'3" wingspan and weighs in at a lean-and-powerful 242 pounds. When he drives the lane, Celtics defenders must feel like a crippled animal on the tracks about to get slammed by a runaway freight train.

Giannis is certainly is no Kevin Durant! In Boston's Game 1 loss to Milwaukee, the Celtics were shut down almost every time they entered the paint and went back to their 3-point game, launching a total of 50 long-range shots for the contest. Very quickly in this game, The Green found that their finesse game wasn't working against a big-and-physical Milwaukee defense, and frustration ensued.

Look for some changes in Game 2 on Tuesday. In a way, the 4-game sweep of the non-physical Nets may have generated a bit of complacency in the Celtics crew. I am not proposing a repeat of Kevin McHale's clothes-lining of Kurt Rambis, but Boston was manhandled by the Bucks - starting with the human locomotive, Giannis Antetokounmpo

He was held to 36% shooting from the field, but his 12 assists hurt. In the end, I view the Greek Freak as a bigger, stronger, more-athletic version of Kevin Durant who has acquired many of Durant's point guard skills. How to you stop someone like that? Ime Udoka has to figure that one out.


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