BUCKS 104, CELTICS 102

The Celtics tried to scrap their way to a comeback win, but fell short

Milwaukee, WI: 4-22-18: The Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tips home the game winning basket that gave Milwaukee a 104-102 lead with 5.1 seconds left in the game. The Boston Celtics visited the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Bradley Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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The series is now tied at two games apiece after Boston trailed by as many as 20 points in Game 4 and couldn’t complete the comeback.

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 22: Daniel Mengden #33 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on April 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

ATHLETICS 4, RED SOX 1

Red Sox are shut down for second straight day by A’s

A day after getting no-hit, Boston is limited to one run by Daniel Mengden and the Oakland bullpen.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-18922.jpg Celtics are on borrowed time this postseason, but their future is bright

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum absolutely carried the Celtics for the full 48 minutes of Game 4.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_milbos5_spts.jpg At least the Celtics have something to build on for Game 5

The Celtics were at their best in the final 18 minutes of Sunday’s loss, finally playing with confidence.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ae413db82f5346b2af10c15892084dbb-ae413db82f5346b2af10c15892084dbb-18930-U841403279398ArH--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Khris Middleton’s all-around play paying off for Bucks

Middleton’s defense, particularly in the fourth quarter, and his 23 points helped Milwaukee stave off the Celtics’ rally.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/62d7125e0be24df8a52c680ade955e08-62d7125e0be24df8a52c680ade955e08-18874.jpg Marcus Smart could be cleared for game action as soon as Tuesday

The Celtics guard will have his surgically repaired right thumb evaluated by a doctor in New York on Tuesday.

NICK CAFARDO/ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/9d8e7eba7a7340e2a526eafbb1a0030f-9d8e7eba7a7340e2a526eafbb1a0030f-0.jpg New challenge for Red Sox: Put a quick stop to skid

The team and manager Alex Cora are facing their first test after dropping two in a row in Oakland.

NFL DRAFT | RUNNING BACKS

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The four-year tailback thrived in a competitive environment.

ALEX SPEIER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/f5620073b3c34ba2a18b723180e87a34-f5620073b3c34ba2a18b723180e87a34-0.jpg Why the Red Sox wound up not considering Sean Manaea in the 2013 draft

Manaea slipped to the 34th pick in the first round, where the Royals ultimately selected him.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/949802488.jpg Managers had to keep working to the end on no-hitter

The Sox’ Alex Cora and the A’s Bob Melvin kept pushing buttons to the end as Sean Manaea closed out his gem.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/949803032-18894.jpg A closer look at the two disputed non-hits in Sean Manaea’s no-hitter

The pair of calls, one in the fifth inning and one in the sixth, could have swung it differently.

Boston04/21/18 Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Playoffs game 5- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was sent to the Bruins bench in the 2nd period after giving up the fourth Toronto goal of the game. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Bruins pin Game 5 loss on defensive breakdowns

Coach Bruce Cassidy said the team has to do a better job killing the Maple Leafs’ rushes.

Sean Manaea embraced catcher Jonathan Lucroy after the final out.

ATHLETICS 3, RED SOX 0

One way to cool off Red Sox: Sean Manaea tosses no-hitter in A’s win

The unheralded lefthander allowed only three runners to reach and struck out 10 in becoming the first pitcher to no-hit the Red Sox in 25 years.

Teammates smashed a pie in the face of Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea after he threw a no-hitter Saturday.

Who is Sean Manaea, the pitcher who no-hit the Red Sox?

The 26-year-old burst onto the scene in 2012 when he pitched for Hyannis in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

tara sullivan

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tara_Sullivan%20copy-19037.tif A bad start, bad goaltending, and a blown chance for the Bruins

The Bruins were all set up to clinch their first-round series, but faltered.

JULIAN BENBOW

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/949793882.jpg Tuukka Rask fought the puck and never recovered

“Probably could’ve stopped more pucks with my eyes closed,” he said. “That’s on me, but moving on to the next one. Try to finish out in Toronto.”

The Celtics selected Jayson Tatum with the third pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Adam Himmelsbach

Jayson Tatum is at the door. ‘He has a passion to be great’

The Celtics rookie wanted a better life, so he and his mother made one. Now he’s on the threshold of NBA stardom.

Celtics notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_celtsfollow3_spts.jpg Celtics’ top-ranked defense hasn’t showed up in the playoffs

The Bucks shot well over 50 percent in Games 2-3; in the regular season, the Celtics allowed better than 50 percent shooting just three times.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_bruinsvsmapleleafs_sports256.jpg The Bruins piled shots on Frederik Andersen at a breakneck rate, and he made a stand

He stopped 42 of 45 shots, turning away a relentless Bruins attack.

Golf roundup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/950087526.jpg Andrew Landry wins Valero Texas Open

The 30-year-old Texan shot a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory and his first career PGA Tour victory.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dd563cec8bc047b6a216744d9b033564-dd563cec8bc047b6a216744d9b033564-0.jpg For A’s Bob Melvin, it’s nice being on right side of no-hitter

Melvin was the Red Sox catcher when Boston was last no-hit, by the Mariners’ Chris Bosio in 1993.

Boston04/21/18 Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Playoffs game 5- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is sprawled on the ice as he lets in the 2nd goal of the 1st period to Toronto's Andreas Johnsson. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3

Tuukka Rask has a shaky performance, and the Maple Leafs are still alive

The Maple Leafs rode an early 4-1 lead to victory and forced a Game 6 in Toronto on Monday night.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-18960.jpg With the Greek Freak, the Bucks are finally a big deal

It took 50 seasons, but the forever-mediocre Bucks are a team to watch thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/e19b6839596246629c1c367eef831675-e19b6839596246629c1c367eef831675-0.jpg Blake Swihart patiently waiting for chance to contribute

The Red Sox can’t send him to minors without likely losing him but he’s unable to find much playing time.

Bruins notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_bruinsvsmapleleafs_sports028.jpg Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron back in lineup for Game 5

Bergeron sat out Game 4 at Toronto on Thursday with an upper-body injury.

BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/86d4258b6a9d48578da040438dd97985-86d4258b6a9d48578da040438dd97985-14742.jpg How teams are relying on their analytics groups on Day 3 of the NFL Draft

“Whatever position I’m looking for, it tells me which players to target,” one executive said last month, referring to the data on his laptop.

Rob Gronkowski and Ricky Carmichael at the Monster Energy Supercross at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

At Supercross event, Rob Gronkowski says ‘Uhh, maybe’ to returning to football

When he was asked if he is still thinking about retirement, the Patriots tight end said, “Depends how my racing skills go today.”

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/947980712.jpg When it comes to roster building, Golden Knights really hit the jackpot

Owner Bill Foley was promised that he wouldn’t be selecting from the feckless stick carriers who stocked prior NHL expansion tomato cans.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin041318RedSox-Orioles_Spt23.jpg After rocky start, Red Sox bullpen has dominated

Since their Opening Day debacle, Boston’s relievers are limiting opponents to a .198 batting average.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_soxjayspre5_spts.jpg Could John Farrell be in the Reds’ managerial plans?

Three other teams to watch in terms of potential managerial changes are the Orioles, Marlins, and Angels.