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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

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3rd quarter report

Fortunes could be turning for the Bucks after losing four straight. They have some cushion as they currently lead the Celtics 78-67.

The Bucks entered the matchup with added motivation after suffering a loss the last time these two teams met. We'll see if they can flip the script or if it'll just stay more of the same.

who plays

Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks

Current records: Boston 62-16, Milwaukee 47-31

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What you should know

The Bucks will play in front of their home fans on Tuesday, but a look at the spread shows they may need that home advantage. They face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Bucks have a difficult task ahead of them: They enter the match with four wins, while the Celtics come into the game with five wins in a row.

The point spread may have been in the Bucks' favor last Sunday, but the final result was not. They lost to the Knicks 122:109.

Even though the team lost, they still showed impressive performances. One of the best came from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who posted a double-double with 28 points and 15 rebounds. He had some trouble finding his footing against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, so this was a step in the right direction. Bobby Portis made another important contribution with 24 points and five rebounds.

In the meantime, scoring more points than your opponent in each quarter is certainly a positive result, and that's exactly what happened to the Celtics on Sunday. They strolled past the Trail Blazers by a point and won the game 124-107.

Milwaukee's loss dropped the record to 47-31. Boston increased their record to 62-16 with this win, which was their 13th consecutive home victory.

While only the Celtics took care of their fans in their last game, neither team managed to take care of them. Moving forward, the Celtics are the favorites in this game, as the experts expect them to win by two points. This contest will be their 41st straight as the favorite (so far they are 23-16-1 overall over this stretch).

In this contest, the number of possessions is likely to be an important factor: the Bucks haven't given up the ball easily this season, averaging just 12.2 turnovers per game. However, it's not like the Celtics (currently ranked No. 1) have any problems in this department, as they only have an average of 11.3. Given these competing strengths, it will be interesting to see how their clash unfolds.

opportunities

According to the latest NBA odds, Boston is a slight 2-point favorite against Milwaukee.

The oddsmakers in this case were exactly in line with the betting syndicate as the game started with a spread of 2 points and stayed right there.

The over/under is 227.5 points.

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Series story

Boston has won 7 of its last 10 games against Milwaukee.

  • March 20, 2024 – Boston 122 vs. Milwaukee 119
  • January 11, 2024 – Milwaukee 135 vs. Boston 102
  • November 22, 2023 – Boston 119 vs. Milwaukee 116
  • March 30, 2023 – Boston 140 vs. Milwaukee 99
  • February 14, 2023 – Milwaukee 131 vs. Boston 125
  • December 25, 2022 – Boston 139 vs. Milwaukee 118
  • May 15, 2022 – Boston 109 vs. Milwaukee 81
  • May 13, 2022 – Boston 108 vs. Milwaukee 95
  • May 11, 2022 – Milwaukee 110 vs. Boston 107
  • May 9, 2022 – Boston 116 vs. Milwaukee 108