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Brad Stevens wants Celtics to ‘rest, rehab, and breathe’ before Game 4 vs. Bucks

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The Boston Celtics lost back-to-back games against the Milwaukee Bucks in their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup, and with Game 4 set to take place on Monday, head coach Brad Stevens would like his players to take the time to rest and relax their bodies and minds, per Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports.

“Rest, rehab, and breathe. We’ll have plenty of opportunity tomorrow and on Monday to meet and get ready for Game 4,” Brad Stevens said.

“We know what we need to do differently. It’s a good opportunity for everybody to take a deep breath. Sometimes, as you go through these playoff series, sometimes that can be the best thing that you can do.”

Stevens added that facing a team like the Bucks is a good test for the Celtics. Milwaukee has shown their caliber as a championship team, and now it’s time for Boston to respond and show that they can be better.

“I thought our guys did a lot of good things last night. And it got lost, really, by that run at the end of the second quarter, when they cut it from 12 to 1 going into the half, then at the end of the third quarter when they took the lead and never really relinquished it. In a lot of ways, we played really really hard and really really well. We just have to be a little bit better against this team to have a chance to win.”

The Celtics have already shown that they can go toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the league, and they are starting to get things together in the playoffs. It is now time for them to stand up against the Bucks and show them that they also have what it takes to be the best.

Boston is currently trailing Milwaukee 2-1, but they still have a chance to even things up when they play their fourth game of the series in TD Garden. Game 4 is critical to the Celtics, especially with the series heading back to Fiserv Forum for Game 5.