On Sunday, the Boston Celtics will play the Milwaukee Bucks in the first game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden, and the game will be called Game 1. They say Milwaukee is a 5-point underdog in this game.
They won Game 5 of their first-round series with the Bulls by a score of 116-100, which means the series is now 4-1. At the end of the game, the Bucks had 13 personal fouls, and the Bulls had 16 personal fouls. They tried 15 of their 52 shots from outside the arc and made 15 of them. During the game, Chicago made 7 out of 11 free throws. This was not the only thing that Chicago did well on. They also had 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive), and two turnovers. In the game, Chicago had 37 assists and 24 tries to steal the ball. In terms of defence, Milwaukee let the other team shoot 42.4 percent from the field on 39 of 92 shots. As well, they had 23 assists and three turnovers and ten steals in the game as well. During the game, they had 51 rebounds, seven of which were for the team. With 16 of their 20 free throws, the Bucks were able to score eight out of every 20 times, which is a good rate. During the game, Milwaukee made 43 out of 87 field goals and 14 out of 36 three-point shots.
In this game, Milwaukee has a record of 51-31 so far this season. They score 115.5 points per game on average (3rd in basketball) and shoot 46.8% from the field on average, which is good for 3rd. There have been 1,153 3-pointers made and 77.6 free throws made by the Bucks so far this season. During this season, Milwaukee has averaged 46.7 rebounds per game. They also have 1,960 assists, which puts them 18th on the NBA’s list of assists. Each time they turn the ball over, they make 18.2 fouls as a team.
When the Bucks play defence, they force 13.0 turnovers per game and get 19.7 fouls per game. There is a 35.6 percent chance that they will allow a player to shoot from outside the arc, and they are 19th in the NBA in points per possession given up (112.1). If the Bucks are playing in a basketball game, they let in 45.6 percent of all field goals (3,391 of 7,431) and 44.1 boards per game. After giving up 2,122 assists this season, they are now 25th in the NBA in giving up assists to other teams.
Boston let Brooklyn score 30 points in the fourth game of their series with the Nets, so the Nets won that game (8 on the offensive side). From long range, they made 13 of 35 shots for 37.1%, and from the free-throw line, they made 17 of 29. (58.6 percent ). The Celtics let the Nets make 41 of their 81 field goals in the game, giving them a shooting percentage of 50.6% in the game. Over the whole game, the Celtics made 42 of 89 shots from the field, which is 47.2% of the time. Boston made 14 of 35 long-range shots and made 14 of them. 14 of them went in (40.0 percent ). They made 18 of their free throws, which is a success rate of 81.8%. This game was very bad for the Nets. They got 10 personal fouls, which made the Celtic shoot a lot of free throws. In the matchup, they also gave up the ball 13 times while taking three. During this game, the Celtics had 45 rebounds. The Celtics grabbed 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds.
People in Boston are going 51-31 so far this season! Celtics are 15th in the league with 46.6 percent from the field, which is good for 15th. 9,164 points (111.8 per game) have been scored by Boston this season. They have also pulled down 46.1 rebounds per game. Each game, they give out 24.8 assists, which makes them 14th in the NBA. They also turn the ball over 13.6 times per game. The Celtics have 18.5 personal fouls each game and shoot 81.6 percent from the free throw line.
They allow 104.5 points a game, which is the best defence in the NBA. In a game, they make 13.8 turnovers and let their opponents shoot 43.4 percent from the field, which is about the same as what they do (1st in basketball). The Boston defence lets in 33.9 percent of shots from outside the arc (969 of 2,860), and opponents make 78.3 percent of their free throws. First in the NBA, they give up 21.6 assists and 43.7 rebounds per game, which is good for first and 12th place.
Pick: Take Milwaukee (+5)