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Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
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Milwaukee Bucks (3-2) at Boston Celtics (4-1)Friday, November 7
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #6 – Home Game #3
TV:  CSN HD, FSN Wisc, NBA LP NBA4
Radio:  WEEI, WTMJ
TD Banknorth Garden




Coach: Doc Rivers
Average Age: 26.6
Average Height: 6-6
Average Weight: 222


Probable Starters

Rondo/R Allen/ Pierce/ Garnett/ Perkins


Reserves

Tony Allen
Glen Davis
JR Giddens
Eddie House
Leon Powe
Gabe Pruitt
Brian Scalabrine
Patrick O'Bryant
Bill Walker
Sam Cassell 
 
Injuries:
None 




Coach: Scott Skiles
Average Age: 27.5
Average Height: 6-7
Average Weight: 220


Probable Starters

Ridnour/Bell/Jefferson/Villanueva/Bogut

Reserves
Malik Allen
Luc Mbah a Moute
Ramon Sessions
Dan Gadzuric
Francisco Elson
Joe Alexander
Tyronn Lue
Austin Croshere
Damon Jones

Injuries
Michael Redd (ankle) day to day

Key Matchups
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Paul Pierce and Richard Jefferson have had many battles over the years when RJ was in New Jersey.  Jefferson is playing very well in Milwaukee and had 32 points 3 rebounds and 9 assists in their last game.  Pierce never backs down from a challenge so look for him to get very defensive in this game. 

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Luke Ridnour is playing well for the Bucks and in his last game filled up the stat sheet with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals.  He doesn't have the speed that Rondo has, but is able to knock down the open shots. 

Honorable Mention
Kendrick Perkins vs Andrew Bogut
Perk has been playing the best basketball of his career in the past two games.  Hopefully that will continue in this game both on the defensive end against Bogut and on the offensive end, making Bogut work on both ends of the court. 

Game Notes
The Bucks lead the all time series 88-87 with both teams winning 56 games on their home floors and the Celtics losing 32 to only 31 losses for the Buck.  The Celtics will look to even up the series with a win in this one.    The Celtics swept the series last season.

The Bucks force 18.5 turnovers per game which is 5th in the league and they are 6th in the league in scoring off those turnovers with 19.5 per game.  The Celtics have been turning the ball over too much and with a team like the Bucks, they are going to have to take better care of the ball or it could come back to bite them. 

X-Factor
Turnovers and Free Throws
The Celtics have turned the ball over too much so far this season and the Bucks are very good forcing turnovers and scoring off of them.  The Celtics must take better care of the ball or the Bucks could make them pay.    The Celtics' free throw shooting has been terrible.  In a close game, this could cost them. 

Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 08:55:20 AM »

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I don't think there is much we can expect from the bucks especially if Redd is out.

Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 04:48:59 PM »

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HEY!  There's a game tonight.  Why does this one seem like an afterthought?

Hopefully the C's have more focus than I do.
Yup

Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 07:49:53 PM »

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I like how the Bucks have built this team. They make me nervous.
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
 
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Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 07:51:49 PM »

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A little D here fellas
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Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 08:04:57 PM »

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Smart play Eddie!!! :P
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
 
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 08:23:39 PM »

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Once again, the bench is getting it done... I'm really dumbfounded with all the negative threads concerning it so far this season.

Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 08:36:56 PM »

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I'm a bit hard of hearing. Did Tommy just say he thought that Rondo was a future HOF'er?

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I'm a bit hard of hearing. Did Tommy just say he thought that Rondo was a future HOF'er?

Yep.
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Rondo's passing has improved so much.  It's really a thing of beauty to watch at this point.

Sweet breakaway with the KG jam.
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Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 08:44:54 PM »

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My wife wouldnt let me buy the NBA package. Too much sports she says, man it stinks living out of market.

Re: Bucks (3-2) at Celtics (4-1) 11/7
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 08:48:52 PM »

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I got a bone to pick with my cable provider. THey have blacked out league pass in my area but offered my a credit on my cable bill. Bull@^%#^%#% to that.
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2008, 08:55:40 PM »

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Can't believe that Perkins has grown into such a shot blocking machine lately.

Also I have to agree on Rondo. He had some of the sweetest passing halves I've seen from a Celtic since Larry. 

Also, I don't care that he didn't have a ton of stats, but Big Baby played somegreat minutes in that first half.

Tony Allen was impressive in controlling himself while dribbling toward the paint this half.

A lot of people said that the Celtics would be better this year because of how much the younger players would grow. That has so far this season been spot on. Rondo(except for his shooting which could just be a funk), Perk, Leon, Baby, and, I can't believe I am going to say this, Tony Allen have all grown their games and are playing better than last year.

Let's just keep repeating that second quarter and hopefully Pierce gets his shooting touch back and remembers that he needs to play defense on Richard Jefferson.

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008, 08:57:28 PM »

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Perk's 5th block in the 25th minute. WOW!~!!

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008, 09:32:49 PM »

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7 blocks for Perk. Wow.