On Thursday, the Boston Celtics (29-8) will visit the Milwaukee Bucks (25-12) as part of a back-to-back. After defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-120 within overtime on Wednesday, Boston will spend the evening in Milwaukee. Because of this, the Bucks will start their match over the Celtics with a rest benefit. Within the Eastern Conference, both teams are regarded as the main powers.
The Bucks haven’t been performing well and are fresh off a defeat to the Utah Jazz. Milwaukee’s only victory came against a poor San Antonio Spurs squad, and they have already lost 4 of their previous 5 games. Brook Lopez, Damian Lillard, and Giannis Antetokounmpo all scored more than 20 points in their team’s defeat to Boston. In the defeat, the Bucks attempted 44.6% of their field goals and 38.2% of three-pointers. For personal reasons, Lillard was unavailable on Monday. It is unknown if he will return on Thursday. Jae Crowder will be sidelined by the Bucks while he continues his recuperation from an injury. Although Cameron Payne is currently going through the league’s protocol for concussions, his status is labeled as probable.
The Celtics faced the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday evening after playing a back-to-back. The Celtics were earlier faced by Boston, and they were defeated in TD Garden. Given that the Celtics are a formidable team at home, this should not be shocking. Three players for the Celtics, Jason Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kristaps Porzingis, scored more than 20 points in the victory. In the victory, Boston only used 3 bench players. They made 40.5% of their three-pointers and 52.4% of field goals as a unit. Al Horford will probably be sat by the Celtics. For the past eighteen months, the veteran player has skipped both nights of back-to-back games in an effort to keep himself refreshed for the postseason by the Boston coaching staff.
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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Game Information
- Date: 01/11/2024
- Time: 07:30 PM ET
- Location: Fiserv Forum.
- How to Watch Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass