The defending champions Milwaukee Bucks are returning home with a 1-1 series score against the Boston Celtics. Both teams dominated one of the first two games which guarantee a great battle when they meet again at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI on May 7, 2022.
- Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
- NBA – Western Conference Playoffs
- Date – 7/5/2022
- Starting time – 9.30 PM ET
- Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Bucks Stats & Form
The Milwaukee Bucks came into the playoffs as the third seed in the Eastern Conference but definitely possess the quality to repeat as NBA champions. Giannis Antetokounmpo is in beast mode whenever playoff time comes and no team can slow him down.
The Bucks started the series with a road win, taking the home court advantage from the Celtics which can prove to be the key point in this series.
Boston dominated Game 2 which is a huge slap but also extra motivation for the Bucks when the series moves to Milwaukee.
The Bucks are the third-best offensive team in the league scoring 115.5 points per game and the Celtics will feel that when the series move to Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is ranked second in the league with 46.7 rebounds per game fifth shooting 36.6% from the three-point line.
Milwaukee Bucks News
Wesley Matthews and George Hill are still out for the Bucks.
Boston Celtics Stats & Form
The Boston Celtics started the Playoffs furiously, sweeping the Brooklyn Nets and they were the only team that advanced to the second round without losing a game in the opening series.
However, they had probably their worst performance in Game 1 as the team shot 33.3% from the field and put themselves in a must-win situation going into Game 2.
The Celtics showed their character coming in ready for a fight and they dominated the Bucks for a 109-86 win in Game 2. The Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart missed that game but the Celtics had no problems going past the Bucks.
Boston is the best defensive team in the league this season allowing 104.5 points per game. They are also the team that allows the lowest field goal and three point percentages in the league.
Boston is second in the league in free throw percentage with 81.6%.
Boston Celtics News
Marcus Smart missed Game 2 of the series after a couple of injuries he suffered in the opening game of the series. His status for Game 3 is still uncertain.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams split the series in Boston. The Bucks won Game 1 by 101-89 while the Celtics won 109-86 in Game 2. Both teams have won 5 of the last 10 games against each other.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks are favourites to win Game 3 with the odds set at -145, while the Boston Celtics are at 130.
The total point margin is set at 213 with both ways at -110.
The Milwaukee Bucks showed totally different faces in the first two games of the series in Boston. In Game 1 they had control on both ends of the court limiting the Celtics to only 33.3% from the field. In Game 2, the Celtics went on to make 20 three-pointers to tie the series at 1 game apiece. With the series moving to Milwaukee, the Bucks are taking the favourite role. They lost a home game against the Bulls in the first playoff round but last year were dominating in the Fiserv Forum.
They have one of the best fan bases and they will also play a role in the outcome of this game. The Celtics were excellent in the two games played in Brooklyn in the opening round, proving that they are a very good road team. This game will be tied most of the time but the Bucks will make that one final push and take the series lead. Giannis Antetokounmpo will once again be the difference maker for the Bucks.