The Bucks will then play either the Toronto Raptors or Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
"At the end of the day, we realize we've never been there before", Antetokounmpo said. They were the preseason favorites in the East after getting Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injury, adding them to a roster that had shown great chemistry in the postseason.
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. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 39 points to lead Milwaukee to the win and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in the loss for Boston.
Tonight's clinching Game 5, in which the hometown Bucks trailed for literally 10 seconds, simply said it all- Milwaukee spread the love and had seven players score in double figures, while the hapless Celtics were an absolute mess, shooting a awful, teeth-gnashing 31% from the floor with their season in the balance.
"I understand that we didn't meet the outside expectations and we really rode a roller coaster a lot of the year, and it was hard". He did finished with six rebounds and 10 assists.
Morris will be one of many National Basketball Association players testing free agency this summer. The Celtics struggled down the stretch and were blown out multiple times with their star player Kyrie Irving collapsing under the pressure. "I feel like everyone in the locker room really gave their best energies, their best effort". "Everybody was ready for the opportunity to put them away as quick as we can".
Kyrie Irving went 6-for-21 from the field and scored 15 points for the Celtics.
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.