Celtics Set NBA Milestone with Zero Free Throws in Record-Setting Low Attempt Game Against Bucks

Celtics Set NBA Milestone with Zero Free Throws in Record-Setting Low Attempt Game Against Bucks

Celtics Set NBA Milestone with Zero Free Throws in Record-Setting Low Attempt Game Against Bucks

In a remarkably low-scoring affair from the free-throw line, the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics set a new NBA record with just two free throw attempts in their game on Tuesday night, a historic moment as the Celtics did not attempt a single free throw throughout the contest.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks took both free throws of the night, sinking one, in the closing seconds of the first quarter during Milwaukee’s 104-91 win.

Celtics Set NBA Milestone with Zero Free Throws in Record-Setting Low Attempt Game Against Bucks

Bucks coach Doc Rivers humorously noted the game’s quick pace, saying, “Man, (NBA Commissioner) Adam Silver’s the happiest. 1:57 game time. My goodness, you can go to a game and still have dinner. Unbelievable.”

Rivers admitted his surprise at the game’s minimal free throws, initially mistaking the game’s final stats for those of the first half. “I thought it was a physical game, and then they handed me the stat sheet, and I told them, ‘No, I need the full game,’” Rivers recounted. “‘Wow, two free throws for a basketball game. That’s crazy.’”

This game broke the previous low of a single free throw attempt, a record held by the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks also set a record for the fewest fouls in a game with four.

The game’s scant free throws were a stark contrast to the expectations for a matchup involving Antetokounmpo, who led the NBA with 780 free-throw attempts entering the game, and high-ranking free-throw shooters like Milwaukee’s Damian Lillard and Boston’s Jayson Tatum.

Tatum speculated on the game’s officiating, suggesting a playoff atmosphere: “Maybe just gearing up for the playoffs. They’re going to let a lot of things go, I guess just getting us ready for playoff basketball.”

Lillard also commented on the recent trend of fewer foul calls, sharing his mixed experiences with officiating. “It was weird, but it seems to be the trend,” Lillard observed. “Fouls are not a part of the game no more… You’ve just got to roll with however the game is going. Tonight, I hardly remember any whistles.”

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