May 22, 2022

Through 1 Quarter

The Boston Celtics need a victory to get to .500; they are on the right side of the score, but it’s probably not as comfy a margin as they would like. It’s anybody’s game after one quarter, but Boston is ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks 28-26.

Point guard Marcus Smart has led the way so far for the Celtics, as he has 14 points along with two boards. Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has done his best for Milwaukee, currently boasting 17 points (65% of their total) in addition to three rebounds. A double-double would be Antetokounmpo’s fourth in a row.

Who’s Playing

Boston @ Milwaukee

Current Records: Boston 2-3; Milwaukee 3-2

What to Know

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to defend their home court Friday against the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET. Milwaukee should still be feeling good after a victory, while Boston will be looking to right the ship.

The Bucks are hoping for another win. On Wednesday, they narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past Boston 110-107. Among those leading the charge for Milwaukee was power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who dropped a double-double on 40 points and 11 rebounds. Antetokounmpo’s night made it three games in a row in which he has scored at least 34 points.

Milwaukee is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Chicago Bulls April 20 easily too and instead slipped up with a 114-110. In other words, don’t count the Celtics out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: ESPN
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $120.54

Odds

The Bucks are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Milwaukee have won 21 out of their last 41 games against Boston.

  • May 11, 2022 – Milwaukee 110 vs. Boston 107
  • May 09, 2022 – Boston 116 vs. Milwaukee 108
  • May 07, 2022 – Milwaukee 103 vs. Boston 101
  • May 03, 2022 – Boston 109 vs. Milwaukee 86
  • May 01, 2022 – Milwaukee 101 vs. Boston 89
  • Apr 07, 2022 – Milwaukee 127 vs. Boston 121
  • Dec 25, 2021 – Milwaukee 117 vs. Boston 113
  • Dec 13, 2021 – Boston 117 vs. Milwaukee 103
  • Nov 12, 2021 – Boston 122 vs. Milwaukee 113
  • Mar 26, 2021 – Boston 122 vs. Milwaukee 114
  • Mar 24, 2021 – Milwaukee 121 vs. Boston 119
  • Dec 23, 2020 – Boston 122 vs. Milwaukee 121
  • Jul 31, 2020 – Milwaukee 119 vs. Boston 112
  • Jan 16, 2020 – Milwaukee 128 vs. Boston 123
  • Oct 30, 2019 – Boston 116 vs. Milwaukee 105
  • May 08, 2019 – Milwaukee 116 vs. Boston 91
  • May 06, 2019 – Milwaukee 113 vs. Boston 101
  • May 03, 2019 – Milwaukee 123 vs. Boston 116
  • Apr 30, 2019 – Milwaukee 123 vs. Boston 102
  • Apr 28, 2019 – Boston 112 vs. Milwaukee 90
  • Feb 21, 2019 – Milwaukee 98 vs. Boston 97
  • Dec 21, 2018 – Milwaukee 120 vs. Boston 107
  • Nov 01, 2018 – Boston 117 vs. Milwaukee 113
  • Apr 28, 2018 – Boston 112 vs. Milwaukee 96
  • Apr 26, 2018 – Milwaukee 97 vs. Boston 86
  • Apr 24, 2018 – Boston 92 vs. Milwaukee 87
  • Apr 22, 2018 – Milwaukee 104 vs. Boston 102
  • Apr 20, 2018 – Milwaukee 116 vs. Boston 92
  • Apr 17, 2018 – Boston 120 vs. Milwaukee 106
  • Apr 15, 2018 – Boston 113 vs. Milwaukee 107
  • Apr 03, 2018 – Milwaukee 106 vs. Boston 102
  • Dec 04, 2017 – Boston 111 vs. Milwaukee 100
  • Oct 26, 2017 – Boston 96 vs. Milwaukee 89
  • Oct 18, 2017 – Milwaukee 108 vs. Boston 100
  • Apr 12, 2017 – Boston 112 vs. Milwaukee 94
  • Mar 29, 2017 – Milwaukee 103 vs. Boston 100
  • Jan 28, 2017 – Boston 112 vs. Milwaukee 108
  • Apr 08, 2016 – Boston 124 vs. Milwaukee 109
  • Feb 25, 2016 – Boston 112 vs. Milwaukee 107
  • Feb 09, 2016 – Milwaukee 112 vs. Boston 111
  • Nov 10, 2015 – Boston 99 vs. Milwaukee 83

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