Ime Udoka On Being Outmuscled in Game 1: ‘Our Guys Took That to Heart’

Following a 109-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka spoke on the physical aspect of the game that played a role in this pivotal win:

“That was a thing we really talked about in Game 1, where we’ve been a bigger physical team all year. I didn’t love how we didn’t react to them being physical — we adjusted well, we learned some things from Game 1, and it felt like we knew we didn’t react to the way they were playing.”

Coach Udoka also added that being ‘outmuscled’ in Game 1 was a motivating factor for his team:

“Two big teams, but we haven’t kind of been outmuscled like that all year, and I think our guys took that to heart, and we knew we’d come out with the right effort tonight.”

Udoka’s Celtics leave Boston with the series tied 1-1, headed to Milwaukee for Game 3 on Saturday.