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Bucks center Brook Lopez disagrees with Paul Pierce that series is over vs. Celtics

Bucks, Brook Lopez, Paul Pierce

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez disagrees with Paul Pierce that the second round series is over against the Boston Celtics.

After the Celtics blew out the Bucks in Game 1 on Sunday, Pierce said he thinks the series is over on ESPN NBA Countdown.

The Celtics won Game 1 by a final score of 112-90 to take home-court advantage away from the Bucks, who are the No. 1 seed in the playoffs

The Celtics thoroughly dominated the Bucks in Game 1. Milwaukee superstar swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled, as The Greek Freak shot just 7-of-21 from the field in 34 minutes.

Only three players on the Bucks scored in double-figures: Antetokounmpo, swingman Khris Middleton and stretch forward Nikola Mirotic. The Bucks shot 34.8 percent from the floor as a team. The Celtics, meanwhile, shot an efficient 54.0 percent.

If Milwaukee loses Game 2, then the series is over. They would be down 0-2 going into Boston for Games 3 and 4.

Pierce was a little premature with his comment. We have to see how the Bucks are going to respond in Game 2 before we can come out and say they have no chance to come back in this series.

Game 2 of this series is on Tuesday. Lopez and the rest of his teammates have to come out aggressive from the start and send a message to the Celtics that they’re not going to fold over.