TEAMS: Boston Celtics (2-3) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (4-3).
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday.
WHERE: BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Boston Celtics travel to the Bradley Center to battle the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
The Bucks look to stay hot tonight as they go for a fifth straight win after beating the Nets on Saturday. Greg Monroe scored 20 points, Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points and 10 assists while Khris Middleton added 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Bucks beat the Nets by 94-86. With the win, Milwaukee improves to 4-3 on the season, but that record is a little misleading as two of those wins were against the Nets and one was against the Sixers, both teams who are still winless this season.
Meanwhile, the Celtics were able to snap a three-game losing streak on Friday with a dominant 118-98 win over the Wizards. Jared Sullinger led all scorers with 21 points, Kelly Olynyk added 19 points and Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner chipped in with 16 points each as the Celtics ambused the Wizards with a 40-25 first quarter explosion and never looked back. The key to the win was tempo as the Celtics hit the floor running and simply ran the Wizards off the court so this tactic could become a regular tactic for the Celtics who were averaging just 96 points during the losing streak.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games against teams below .400.
Head to head, the Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Milwaukee.
PROBABLE CELTICS STARTERS
G Isaiah Thomas, 5-9, Washington
G Avery Bradley, 6-2, Texas
F Jae Crowder, 6-6, Marquette
F A. Johnson, 6-9, Westchester HS
C Jared Sullinger, 6-9, Ohio State
Coach: Brad Stevens (third season, 67-102).
Injury report: Marcus Smart (sprained big left toe) is out.
PROBABLE BUCKS STARTERS
G Tyler Ennis, 6-3, Syracuse
G Khris Middleton, 6-8, Texas A&M
F G. Antetokounmpo, 6-11, Greece
F Jabari Parker, 6-8, Duke
C Greg Monroe, 6-11, Georgetown
Coach: Jason Kidd (second season, 45-44; third overall, 89-82).
Injury report: O.J. Mayo (right hamstring) and Michael Carter-Williams (left ankle sprain) are out.
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