The defending champions Milwaukee Bucks travel to TD Garden on Sunday to take on the Boston Celtics in, arguably, the NBA’s most exciting second-round game this year as this series heads into Game 7.
The Bucks started their campaign slowly but peaked at the right time to finish third in the East. They will once again rely on Giannis Antetokounmpo to find the playoff merchandise. With Khris Middleton out with a knee injury and likely sidelined for the entire series, the Bucks could face some issues against the Celtics.
Meanwhile, the Celtics are having an amazing season so far, despite reports of player unrest at the start of the season. They shut out heavy favorites the Brooklyn Nets 4-0 in the first round and will, once again, bet on Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to find the goods in Game 7 and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. .
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics | 2021-22 NBA season.
Date and hour : Sunday May 15; 3:30 p.m. ET (Monday, May 16; 1:00 a.m.).
Place: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
Milwaukee Bucks preview
The Milwaukee Bucks have the firepower to beat any team and can lock down the opposition defensively. They have players who are excellent on both sides. They’re the closest thing to a full NBA team right now, given how their roster was put together. However, unlike the Chicago Bulls in the previous round, the Celtics matched them in size and defense.
Khris Middleton is sorely missed by the Bucks as perimeter consistency has been an issue for the franchise, despite Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging over 35 in this series and Jrue Holiday stepping up offensively averaging 21 points per game .
Predicted lineup of the Milwaukee Bucks
g – Wesley Matthews; g – Jrue Holiday; F -Grayson Allen; F -Giannis Antetokounmpo; VS – Lopez Creek.
Boston Celtics Preview
After a difficult start to the campaign, the Celtics were not to make much noise, despite the presence of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in their ranks. However, to their credit, they have turned things around since the start of the year and look like a completely different team.
Their perimeter shooting has been inconsistent to say the least in this series as the Celtics have lacked an offensive jerk when shots don’t flow beyond the arc. However, they possess incredible defense, and that will be the key to Game 7.
Boston Celtics predicted roster
G- Smart Marcus | G- Jaylen Brown | F- Jayson Tatum | F- Al Horford | VS- Robert Williams III.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Odds and Betting Spread – May 15, 2022
Boston enters this game as a favorite. It’s because of the incredible defense and consistency they’ve shown all season, especially at home, and the chances of them losing three games in a series in front of their fans seem unlikely. Milwaukee, meanwhile, are too reliant on Antetokounmpo and Middleton and will miss the latter for this game.
Odds are from Draft Kings SB.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Betting Tips
- Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged over 35 PPG this series.
- Khris Middleton is shooting almost 38% from beyond the arc but will miss this game.
- The Bucks finished the regular season with six wins in their last 10 games.
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- Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 PPG.
- Jaylen Brown has an average of 23.6 PPG.
- The Celtics have won seven of their last 10 regular season games.
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Prediction of the game Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
Both teams head into this game in good form, so confidence should be high on both sides. It will be interesting to see how the Celtics defense tries to stop the Greek Freak, as Middleton’s absence is a huge miss for the Bucks. Because the game is Boston, despite losing two games at home in this series, expect Boston to win this series.
- Boston swept the Nets in the previous round.
- Milwaukee beat the Bulls 4-1 in the previous round.
- Boston has won 30 home games this season.
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Where to watch Bucks vs Celtics?
You can catch the action between the two teams live via NBA League Pass. The game will also be broadcast on national television – ABC.
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