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The Boston Celtics evened the series against the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday. They play Game 3 in Milwaukee on Saturday. Can the Celtics take back home-court advantage? Jason Radowitz breaks down the game.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Prediction: Can Boston Take Back Home Court Advantage?

On Tuesday, the Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 109-86 in the second game of the East Semifinals matchup. That win evened up the series at one. The next game for this series won't take place until Saturday, with Milwaukee at home. The Celtics shot the ball extremely well in Game 2 from downtown but a lot of critics are unsure if that kind of shooting is sustainable for the Celtics on the road. Will the Celtics find more offense around the rim in Game 3? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Saturday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.

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Bucks vs. Celtics Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ABC

Celtics vs. Bucks Injury Report


Questionable: Marcus Smart (Thigh)


Questionable: G George Hill (Abdomen) Out: G Khris Middleton (Knee)

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Prediction

The Boston Celtics haven't had much success inside the paint to start the series against the Bucks. However, the Celtics were still in rhythm in Game 2 and had plenty of success from deep to win the second game of the series. That was an important game for the Celtics, knowing that they'd be hitting the road for two games against the Bucks after Game 2. You don't want to go down 2-0 on your home floor. It's hard to come back from that. So instead, the Celtics played much better defense in the second game and contained Giannis Antetokounmpo, forcing him to take 27 shots in the loss. The Bucks' game plan was never to shoot three-point balls like the Celtics. Instead, the Bucks went just 3-for-18 from downtown and took many more shots from inside the arc. Antetokounmpo didn't let the game come to him and instead forced his way into the game, making it harder for the Bucks to have success.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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