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Brad Stevens Is Getting Criticized For Not Fouling Up 3 vs. Bucks

Brad Stevens crossing his arms.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 11: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics looks on during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

The ending of the fourth quarter in this afternoon's Celtics-Bucks NBA Playoffs first round game was one of the craziest you'll ever see. There were two ridiculous shots hit in the final seconds.

First, Celtics guard Terry Rozier hit a 3 with 0.5 seconds left to put Boston up by 3 points. This appeared to secure the win for Brad Stevens' team.

It did not, of course. Milwaukee had an answer.

The Bucks, needing a 3 to tie the game and force OT with 0.5 seconds left, miraculously got off a look. And they nailed it.

Boston's head coach Brad Stevens, who's been great all game, is being criticized a bit for his late-game strategy. Some are saying he should've had his players foul. The decision to go zone was a little questionable, too.

Blaming Stevens for what happened at the end is pretty unfair, of course. It was mostly just a crazy shot, but it is understandable to criticize the Celtics for allowing the Bucks to get off a shot.

The end of the game is being televised on TNT.