Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Garden. The three-way battle for sixth place ended with the Bucks in seventh, earning themselves what some would call a fortunate first-round matchup against an injury-riddled Celtics team. Boston has the better coach and home-court advantage.More news: British pubs set to earn $15m on Prince Harry's wedding day
Rollver is 10x deposit + bonus. And a fully-stocked Bucks team is a scary one. But this spring, the Celtics need to be Horford's team.
The Boston Celtics entered the season surrounded by optimism and doubt. The Bucks allow 106.8.More news: Paul Ryan will not seek re-election to Congress
Five players scored in double figures against the Bucks. At other times, they barely look like they're good enough to make the playoffs. It was a tumultuous season, filled with injuries and a head-coaching change, but they're back in the playoffs for a second straight season. They were 32-24 on February 13 after having won nine of 11. They are each starting in the postseason for the first time ever. With AP Photos.Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime in their playoff opener. "Love the opportunity to play for the Boston Celtics". With everyone out, this could be more of a coin toss. In addition, Jaylen Brown has been dominant this season and will be an important piece for the Celtics in the postseason. He made a career-best 97 3-pointers this season and shot a career-best 42.9 percent from deep. In many ways, that game foreshadowed a season full of injuries for the stars of the National Basketball Association.
109.5. Thank goodness for the Suns - they're the only team that ranked worse defensively than the Cavaliers this year, whose defensive rating was an ungodly 109.5. So if the Celtics can force him into the shots and situations in which he's not most efficient - or at least not abjectly terrifying - they should have a good chance at warding off an upset.More news: Former First lady Barbara Bush 'in failing health'
Whether they can do that remains to be seen, in part because Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo may have something to say about it. He averaged just 19.0 points per game in April, significantly down from the 27.5 he averaged the month before.