Good night by former Rockets player not enough for Celtics win

Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics - Game Five
Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics - Game Five / Maddie Malhotra/GettyImages

Daniel Theis, who started the season for the Houston Rockets, had his best game of the postseason in a tough loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Houston Rockets were never going to compete in these playoffs. Heck, they weren't even close to making these playoffs.

However, ironically enough, sending Daniel Theis to a playoff-ready team was actually one of the moves that helped the Rockets look like more of a competitor for down the road.

Theis was never going to be a long-term option for such a young Rockets roster, but he was able to bring something to the table for the Celtics and their quest to winning a championship.

The former Rocket just finished his best game of the playoffs so far; a heartbreaking loss to the Bucks.

Theis accounted for 11 points off the bench including one monster dunk that started the initial momentum shift in Boston's favor.

Unfortunatrly for Boston, a fourth-quarter collapse is something that most teams can't overcome.

The Celtics were outscored by 12 points in the final quarter. Most of these came in the last five minutes off an impressive string of threes, but there were still a few chance for the Celtics to keep their lead if they could hit any shots.

Marcus Smart even had a chance to tie the game with time about to expire, even if this wasn't the best option to get a needed bucket, but a huge play by Jrue Holiday put the game on ice.

A later Holiday steal put the game away for good, and the rest was history.

Theis was never going to be a huge part of this roster or the one for Boston, but it was still nice to see him on the court for a few key minutes and playing at a high level.

Next. NBA star rightfully comes to the defense of Houston Rockets rookie. dark

However, the Rockets absolutely don't need to have any seller's remorse. The future in Houston is very bright, and hopefully this is one of the last years we have to go without seeing the actual Rockets team in the playoffs.