And with such a smashing run to the conference finals to their credit, the Bucks are officially the team to beat in the run for the National Basketball Association title.
"At the end of the day, we realize we've never been there before", Antetokounmpo said.
The Celtics, with the return of injured All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward this season, were expected to challenge for the championship but they could no did not mesh and were outgunned the Bucks.
The Celtics wouldn't have to look hard to find ways they could've been better Wednesday night.
Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final. Sports. "he just hasn't seen the ball go in as much, but he hasn't had a lot of opportunity either".
Hill finished with 16 points, and Mirotic had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston shot a season-low 31 per cent from the field and 18 per cent behind the three-point line in the decider, compared to the Bucks' 45 and 32 per cent.
"Just go out and play", Budenholzer said he told Brogdon regarding shaking the rust off since he last played March 15.
"Which makes me believe we are going to make a deep playoff run", he said. They're just a better team than us.
The future of the Celtics' team is fairly unsure, too, with questions surrounding Kyrie Irving as his free agency approaches.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Celtics: Averaging 103.5 points, 47.8 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 5.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field. "That's why I don't bitch and complain", Rozier said.
The Celtics' loss eliminated the chance for a "Boston Slam", the possibility of an unprecedented sweep of all four major pro championships in a year.