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Is Charles Dickens writing the script for this most frustrating of seasons?

It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times … Bah, Humbug!

In a fittingly festive First Half in Milwaukee, Coach Udoka’s diminished troops crisply converted 55% of their possessions (26-for-47) while limiting the defending champions to a pedestrian Conversion Rate of 44% (21-for-48). The C’s outshot the Bucks .488 to .388 (.435 - .294 on 3FG’s) in taking a 15-point lead to the locker room at halftime.

But old Charlie D seemed to reach out and impose his classic literary influence on the Second Half. Boston’s CV% dwindled to 42% (22-for-52) which they paired with a paltry EIGHTEEN stops on 51 Milwaukee possessions (a 65% rate of success for Coach Bud’s squad – Yikes!