The Boston Celtics are returning home after a huge Game 4 win on the road. With the series score tied at 2-2 both teams will go all-in when they meet at TD Garden in Boston, MA on May 11, 2022.
- Boson Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks
- NBA – Eastern Conference Playoffs, Round 2, game 5
- Date – 11/5/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Boston Celtics Stats & Form
The Boston Celtics were not seen as a real contender in this Playoffs but now in the middle of the second round against the Bucks, the Celtics are considered the top team to win the Eastern Conference.
Being down twice in this series, the Celtics young squad showed that they are ready for big things as they managed to bounce back when needed against the defending champion.
Jayson Tatum is coming off a 30 points performance in Game 4 after scoring only 10 points on 4-of-19 shooting in the previous one. The Celtics will need another high scoring performance of their leading scorer in order to get one step away from the conference finals.
The Celtics are the best defensive team in the league allowing 104.5 points per game and they are also ranked on top of the league in allowed field goal and three-point percentage.
Boston Celtics News
The Boston Celtics have their full roster available for Game 5.
Milwaukee Bucks Stats & Form
The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to win their second consecutive NBA championship but the series against the Celtics have shown that it is tougher to defend a championship than win it in the first place.
The Bucks had the lead in both of the games against the Celtics played at the Fiserv Forum but failed to close Game 4 as they did in the previous one. The Bucks allowed 43 points in the last quarter which is definitely something that can go unpunished in the NBA Playoffs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team in every game but with Khris Middleton being sidelined with injury, the Bucks often lack the second scoring option.
Milwaukee is the third-best offensive team in the league scoring 115.1 points per game and are ranked second in the league with 46.7 rebounds per game.
Milwaukee Bucks News
Khris Middleton is still out for the Bucks.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have won 5 of the last 10 games against each other. They split the four games played in the 2021-22 regular season and the 4 games so far in this Playoff series.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds
The Boston Celtics are favorites to win Game 5 with the odds set at -227, while the Milwaukee Bucks are at 178.
The total point margin is set at 214.5 with both ways at -110.
The Boston Celtics got the momentum in the series with a huge 116-108 win in Game 4 in Milwaukee which tied the series record at two games apiece. The Celtics confidence is now shy high and they have a real opportunity to go 3-2 up when the two teams meet on Wednesday night. Jayson Tatum and Al Horford are coming from 30-point performances and if they keep scoring consistently the Celtics will definitely win this game and the series. Still, the experience is on the Bucks’ side and with Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lineup, no team can have an easy game against the defending champions. The Bucks will again play without Khris Middleton and the absence of the second-best scorer on the team is majorly felt by the Bucks. Unless some other player other than the Greek Freak has a huge night, the Celtics will win this one and take a 3-2 series lead.
Expert betting tip: Boston Celtics (-227 by 22bet)