Milwaukee opens playoff series against Boston
Milwaukee; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Milwaukee hosts first series matchup
BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Bucks host the Boston Celtics to begin the Eastern Conference second round. Milwaukee went 2-1 against Boston during the regular season.
The Bucks have gone 33-8 at home. Milwaukee is 40-21 when they allow more than 100 points.
The Celtics have gone 21-20 away from home. Boston is 5-6 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
TOP PERFORMERS: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks scoring 27.7 points per game and averaging 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists. Khris Middleton has averaged 16.4 points and totaled 3.5 rebounds while shooting 38.0 percent over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Celtics: Averaging 99.3 points, 47.8 rebounds, 20.3 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 91.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting.
Bucks: Averaging 121.8 points, 53.2 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 5.8 steals and 8.8 blocks per game while shooting 51.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 98 points on 38.8 percent shooting.