Celtics news: Terry Rozier wants Boston to beat Bucks in Game 2 and 'take their heart with that'
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Terry Rozier wants Celtics to beat Bucks in Game 2 and ‘take their heart with that’

Celtics, Terry Rozier, Bucks

The Boston Celtics are in a great position. After a dominant Game 1 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night, they have a chance to head back to Boston with a 2-0 series lead.

Winning the first two games of the series in Milwaukee could be devastating for the Bucks, and Celtics guard Terry Rozier wants his team to do exactly that.

“I feel like it’s important to steal the first two games on the road,” Rozier told A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston. “I feel like you can kind of take their heart with that.”

The Celtics are off to a fantastic start to the postseason. They are undefeated to this point, having swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round and already up 1-0 against the Bucks. Milwaukee also swept their first round opponent, the Detroit Pistons, but came out flat in Game 1.

At 60-22, the Bucks had the best regular season record in the NBA. They are widely regarded as one of the league’s best teams. Meanwhile, Boston was seen as somewhat a disappointment, as they finished as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. However, early in the playoffs, they already look like a completely different team.

Terry Rozier is off to a solid start as well. As a part-time player, the 25-year-old averaged 8.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in Boston’s first five postseason games — all while playing just 19.0 minutes per game.

The two teams will face off on Tuesday night. Their poor showing in Game 1 makes Game 2 an absolute must-win for the Bucks.