he Milwaukee Bucks strike first in their Eastern Conference semifinal showdown

against the Boston Celtics with an impressive 101-89 road win in Game 1

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with a 24-point, 13-rebound, 12-assist triple-double

as the Bucks steal home court away from Boston at TD Garden.

The team finished 28 for 84 shooting in the loss, including just 10 2-point field goals.

It suffered a scare when Marcus Smart left late in the second quarter with a shoulder stinger

but returned to what was a very physical contest.

The defending champions entered the series against Boston as underdogs.

With Khris Middleton expected to miss the entire series