Celtics (40-21) at Bucks (33-29)
Game time: 8pm, Bradley Center. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).
Bos: Pierce – 17.7 Bucks: John Salmons – 19.2
Bos: Perkins – 7.8 Bucks: Andrew Bogut – 10.3
Bos: Rondo – 9.9 Bucks: Brandon Jennings – 6.1
Who'll go off: Ray Allen. He's hot (6-11 3FG in last 3 games) and John Salmons will be attempting to guard him.
Who needs to be stopped: Andrew Bogut. He put on quite a show vs Boston earlier this season – 25 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists. This guy has some solid moves in the post.
The C's will lose if… Milwaukee is top 10 in offensive and defensive rebounding. A lethargic effort on the boards could make for a long night.
Miscellaneous: The Celtics had 17 steals in their 98-89 victory over Milwaukee on Dec. 8 in Boston. How well have the Bucks been playing? They've won 9 of 10 and stand in 5th place in the Eastern conference. Milwaukee owns a 20-9 home record. Brandon Jennings is averaging 9.9 points on 29.9 percent shooting in his past eight.
Prediction: Celtics 102 – Bucks 91
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