Boston Celtics: The 2018-19 season was a complete failure

Live score updates from Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks

Live score updates from Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks

After Monday night's lackluster performance, the Celtics find themselves in a 3-1 series hold against the Milwaukee Bucks. Ojeleye's 3-point shot has potential, and he is a muscular wing who has been deployed to defend everyone from Giannis Antetokounmpo to LeBron James. Khris Middleton has averaged 19.5 points and collected 5.2 rebounds while shooting 45.9 percent over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

Kyrie Irving had a fourth straight awful game, going 6-for-21 - including 1-for-7 from 3-point range - to bump his totals over Boston's four straight losses to a remarkable 25-for-81 from the floor.

The All-Star point guard was a combined 25-for-83 in his final four playoff games, but gave credit to the Bucks during his postgame press conference.

The top-seeded Bucks, who haven't won a playoff series from the Celtics since the 1983 East semifinals, will go for a 4-1 win in the best-of-seven, at the same site where they blew out the fourth-seeded club 123-102 last Tuesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo has just six points but has also dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds. Boston shot a dismal 31.2 percent from the field, including 7-for-39 from 3-point range. Milwaukee now has the most 20-point wins (five) through the first nine games of the playoffs in National Basketball Association history, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

"Truth be told, it's no time to be disappointed", said Irving.

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Earlier in the preseason, Irving stated to a group of season ticket holders that he planned to re-sign with the Celtics in the 2019 offseason. Milwaukee eliminated Boston in game 5 the way the Celtics eliminated them a year ago - defense and good team play.

This loss sends the Celtics into a summer where it is the team facing big questions about chemistry and fit, not to mention the future of free agent to be Kyrie Irving.

The Bucks' reserves allowed head coach Mike Budenholzer to reduce the workload on his stars at various points throughout the matchup with Boston, which could be crucial moving forward.

"I think there's still going to be a lot of people who are going to doubt us", Antetokounmpo said. "You take your lessons, you take your a- whooping they handed us, and you move on", Irving said post-game". That moment absolutely came before the season's final buzzer.

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