How to watch Bucks at Celtics Game 1 on Sunday
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Boston on Sunday to take on the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series, a game that is sure to be exciting until the end.
In a clash between one of the best offensive teams in the league against one of the best defensive teams in the league, the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks will have their hands full with the Celtics, especially since All-Star Khris Middleton is currently sidelined with an MCL sprain.
Middleton’s presence on the court for Milwaukee is far deeper than his 20.1 ppg average during the regular season and not only does his absence put more weight on Jrue Holiday’s shoulders, it puts tremendous pressure on Giannis Antetokounmpo. .
The two-time MVP has been the catalyst for the Bucks at both ends of the floor throughout the season and averaging 28.6 points per game in Milwaukee’s first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, Antetokounmpo is looking to bring back his team in the NBA. Finals in attempts to defend their title.
On the other hand, the Boston Celtics might be the hottest team in the NBA right now and they’ve been on cruise control for the past few months.
Since Jan. 29, the Celtics have gone 29-6, including their first-round sweep of the Brooklyn Nets.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have continued to carry the load offensively for this team and with this season’s Defensive Player of the Year in Marcus Smart being their defensive anchor, Boston has made a very compelling case in this playoffs that they are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
How will the Celtics’ championship hopefuls fare against defending champion Bucks?
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game, complete with game and TV times, line-ups, bios and other must-see details.
How to watch Bucks vs. Celtics
- WHO: Milwaukee Bucks (0-0) vs Boston Celtics (0-0)
- WHAT: NBA Playoffs, Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 1
- WHEN: 1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 1
- OR: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
- Flow: Fubo.tv CLICK HERE
Key stats and facts for Bucks vs. Celtics
- The Bucks and Celtics played each other four times during the regular season, with the two teams split the season series 2-2 and both teams winning every home game.
- The Celtics finished the regular season ranked second in defensive rankings and first in points allowed per game (104.5), while the Bucks finished the regular season ranked third in offensive rankings and third in points allowed. points per game (115.5).
- Boston is 30-13 at home this season and Milwaukee is 26-17 on the road, including the playoffs.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning Finals MVP, has been unstoppable since the regular season, averaging 31.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and shooting 57.9% from the floor since on March 1.
April 7, 2022 – Bucks 127, Celtics 121
In their last meeting of the regular season, Milwaukee beat Boston 127-121 thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton combining for 80 points on 30-58 (51.7%) shooting. For Boston, Marcus Smart finished with a team-high 29 points and Jaylen Brown recorded his second career triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Jayson Tatum did not play in this game for the Celtics.
Most recent Bucks-Celtics playoffs:
- Bucks’ final playoff series: The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs, edging Chicago by an average of 19.3 points in their four wins. Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored at least 32 points in three of five games played in this series and as a team, the Bucks have shot 38% from deep against the Bulls, ranking them fourth in three-point shooting percentage of the sixteen teams that have played in a first-round playoff.
- Celtics final playoff series: The Boston Celtics outshot the Brooklyn Nets 4-0 in the first round of the playoffs and they looked flawless defensively on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. They held the two Brooklyn superstars to a combined 47.6 ppg, down 9.7 ppg from their combined season average, and Jayson Tatum stepped up on the offensive side of the floor , averaging 29.5 points per game in the series.
Latest injury news:
deer: George Hill (abdominal) – OUT, Khris Middleton (knee) – OUT
THROWED BUCKS BEGINNERS:
- G Jrue holidayguard 6-3: 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists
- G/F Wesley Matthews6-4 back/forward: 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds
- F Giannis Antetokounmpoforward 6-11: 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists
- F/C Bobby Portis6-10 forward/center: 14.6 points, 9.1 rebounds
- C Brook Lopez7-0 center: 12.4 points, 4.1 rebounds
PROJECTED CELTIC INITIATORS:
- Smart Marcusguard 6-3: 12.1 points, 5.9 assists
- G/F Jaylen Brown6-6 fullback/forward: 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists
- F Jayson Tatumforward 6-8: 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists
- F Al Horford6-9 forward: 10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists
- C Robert Williams III6-8 center: 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds
- The Celtics are currently 4.5-point favorites over the Bucks on Sunday morning, according to fanduel.com..
- The over/under for this match is currently set at 217.5 points in total.
To monitor :
- The Boston Celtics have made the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons now, but they haven’t made the NBA Finals since 2010.
- The Milwaukee Bucks have made the playoffs six straight seasons now and are coming off the 2021 NBA Finals.
- Jayson Tatum has proven to be one of the best offensive weapons in the league this year, averaging 26.9 points per game this year (7th in the NBA) and scoring at least 30 points in 8 of his last 14 regular season games. .
- Milwaukee is 50-11 this season as they score at least 110 points. Boston is 44-13 this season as they hold opponents to 110 points or less
- The Bucks and Celtics have played in a total of 39 playoff games and seven playoff games all-time. Boston is 21-18 against Milwaukee in the all-time playoffs and 5-2 against Milwaukee in the playoffs.
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