Boston Celtics Look to Flex Muscles Against Milwaukee Bucks

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Basketball action continues tonight, as the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks hit the court for the first time (officially) since the stoppage in March.

The Milwaukee Bucks are the number one seed in the Eastern Conference currently. Milwaukee is often described as the team to beat in the East, so this will be a challenging test for Boston.

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Online bookmaker William Hill has the Celtics at +175 on the Money Line.

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ウィリアムヒルBoston is sandwiched between the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat and may struggle to gain any traction in the Eastern Conference. If they finish third, they will be in a decent spot moving forward into the playoffs.While the Bucks are easily the favorites in this game, Boston has several tools that can make this contest close.

The Celtics are a top-five team in offensive and defensive efficiency. They commit turnovers on only 13.4 percent of possessions, which means they are careful with the ball. Of course, playing a team as talented as the Bucks means Boston will need to maximize their possessions against Milwaukee’s defense.

Milwaukee has been in a class of their own for the majority of the season, and they show no signs of slowing down. They are technically entering this game on a three-game losing skid, but so much time has passed since their last official game.

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The Bucks own a comfortable 6 1/2 game lead over the Toronto Raptors, so they can ease into the restart of the NBA season. However, the Celtics are a team that won’t be easing into anything, so expect this contest to be a dog fight.

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