Khris Middleton
Bucks guard Khris Middleton. (Calvin Mattheis/Journal Sentinel)

Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton forced overtime with a buzzer-beating three-pointer against the Celtics on Sunday, nailing the shot with just 0.5 seconds remaining on the clock.

The Bucks and Celtics are playing Game 1 of their first-round series, with the next game set to commence on Tuesday from TD Garden. Middleton’s three gave him 31 points on the game, stunning the TD Garden crowd just moments after Celtics guard Terry Rozier made a shot to take the lead.

Terry Rozier’s originally sent the Celtics crowd into a frenzy, with the 22-year-old putting
Eric Bledsoe on skates to nail the jumper.

And just seconds before that shot, it was Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon who tied the game with a three-pointer of his own.

The Celtics wound up winning the game, fending off the Bucks in a closely contested overtime game. They’ll play Game 2 at home without Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis once again.

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