Bucks vs. Celtics score, takeaways: Giannis helps defending champions win

The 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 Celtics led early, but the Bucks soon took control and didn't let up. Milwaukee held strong during a long

The team finished 28 for 84 shooting (33 percent) 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.

 stealing home-court advantage. Game 2 is set for Tuesday. Here are three takeaways from Milwaukee's win:

Milwaukee's defense is designed to give up 3s. Bucks opponents took 40.6 3s per game in the regular season, and the gap between them

  Jevon Carter played 22 minutes. Milwaukee won those minutes by 25 points. He was waived by Brooklyn in the middle of the season.