"That’s the cherry on top, that’s the gravy right there," said Quiman Riquiz.
Five thousand people of all ages hit the Deer District plaza for the game. The weather made it even sweeter.
"We won. I feel amazing," Tia Wayne said. "It is beautiful out here, beautiful people, beautiful energy."
"I hope we bring the whole town together, the whole state together, get behind them, bring them together – win, win, win," said Max Kocher.
Deer District watch party for the Bucks' Game 3 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals
Some fans from Illinois made the trip north.
"I am telling you this crowd's good for Wisconsin, they know how to behave and have a good time," Mary Daddono said.
From start to finish, the excitement could be felt – but nerves were high with a nail bitter at the buzzer.
"When it's that close, you are like holding your breath at the end. It was a good team win," said Emily Vanlangen.
Now, fans – and the team – are on to the next one. The Bucks host Game 4 Monday, May 9 – a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.