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Celtics, Bucks face off with series tied 2-2

May 10, 2022 GMT

Milwaukee Bucks (51-31, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Celtics -5.5; over/under is 214.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 2-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Boston Celtics for game five of the Eastern Conference second round with the series tied 2-2. The Celtics defeated the Bucks 116-108 in the last meeting. Al Horford led the Celtics with 30 points, and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 34 points.

The Celtics are 33-19 in Eastern Conference games. Boston leads the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing 104.5 points while holding opponents to 43.4% shooting.

The Bucks are 33-19 in Eastern Conference play. Milwaukee is second in the league with 46.7 rebounds per game led by Antetokounmpo averaging 11.6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Marcus Smart is averaging 12.1 points, 5.9 assists and 1.7 steals for the Celtics. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.6 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

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Khris Middleton averages 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Bucks, scoring 20.1 points while shooting 37.3% from beyond the arc. Antetokounmpo is shooting 49.5% and averaging 30.1 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 7-3, averaging 112.9 points, 43.1 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.1 points per game.

Bucks: 6-4, averaging 106.2 points, 49.2 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.4 points.

INJURIES: Celtics: Robert Williams III: out (knee), Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).

Bucks: Serge Ibaka: out (illness), Khris Middleton: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.