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Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
« on: February 20, 2019, 06:07:14 PM »

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Boston Celtics (37-21) at Milwaukee Bucks (43-14)
Thursday, February 21, 2019
8:00 PM ET
Regular Game #59 Road Game #28
TV:  TNT, NBCSB, FSWIS
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub, 103.3 FM WTMJ
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Probable Starting Matchups
Point Guard
vs
Kyrie Irving vs Eric Bledsoe

Shooting Guard
vs 
Marcus Smart vs Malcolm Brogdon

Small Forward

  vs 
Jayson Tatum vs Khris Middleton

Power Forward
  vs 
Marcus Morris vs Giannis Antetokounmpo

Center

  vs 
Al Horford vs Brook Lopez 


Celtics Reserves
Jaylen Brown
Terry Rozier
Daniel Theis
Brad Wanamaker
Robert Williams
Semi Ojeleye
Guerschon Yabusele

Injuries
Aron Baynes (foot)
Gordon Hayward (questionable - ankle)

Two Way Players
RJ Hunter
P. J. Dozier

Head Coach
Brad Stevens




Bucks Reserves
Tony Snell
DJ Wilson
Ersan Ilyasova
George Hill
Sterling Brown
Pat Connaughton
Nikola Mirotic
Jaylen Morris
Christian Wood


Injuries

Donte DiVincenzo

Two Way Players
Trevon Duval
Bonzie Colson


Head Coach
Mike Budenholzer

Game Notes

The Boston Celtics travel to Wisconsin to take on this season's best team, the Milwaukee Bucks, to start off the post All-Star Game schedule. The Celtics start the "second half" of the season on a tough three game road trip that see a trip to Chicago sandwiched between meetings with the East Conference's two best teams, Milwaukee and Toronto. If the C's are to make a run at the 2nd or 3rd seed, a strong 3 game performance, on the road, right out of the break, will be needed.

Milwaukee meanwhile sits atop the league and conference and cruised into the All-Star break by winning 14 of their last 16 games. Milwaukee has to play 8 of their first 12 games on the road, which includes a 4 game Western swing, though not against any of the West's iron, and with three of their homes games being against possible Eastern Conference playoff teams: Boston, Indiana and Charlotte. And they will be doing so as they integrate newly acquired PF, Nikola Mirotic, into the rotation. Could this be where the Bucks trip up a bit? Based on their pre All-Star results, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.

The Celtics will have Kyrie Irving returning to action after missing the last two games before the All-Star break with a minor knee strain. Unfortunately, Gordon Hayward, who had an excellent last 5 games before the break, is questionable at the time of this writing due to a slight sprain of an ankle(not the ankle) he picked up in practice on Tuesday. Gordon's last 5 games saw him posting 17/5.2/4.8 numbers with shooting splits of 61.2/50/88.9. If Hayward misses the game look for Semi Ojeleye to get a good run as Semi is a favorite of Coach Stevens as Stevens uses him as the designated Giannis stopper.

Even with the two horrific losses to the LA teams, Boston has played well as a whole since mid January and are 12-3 in that time. I am sure Brad Stevens would be happy to see yet another good road performance as the Celtics have won their last 4 road games. The areas Boston needs to improve on to close the season is bringing it on the road and bringing it even against the less than great teams in the league. This 3 game road trip should be quite the test.



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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »

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Good job Nick! Tp
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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
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Hope Hayward is able to go tomorrow. Already without Baynes which is a big loss against this kind of team.
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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 09:05:29 PM »

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TPS to Chief and Phantom for being the 1st 2 in the game thread.

Let's Go Celtics!!!

Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 09:42:13 PM »

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Which ankle is it for Hayward?

And any update on Baynes? Is he expected back soon?

EDIT: I see itís not THE ankle, so NBD.
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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 12:27:34 AM »

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Which ankle is it for Hayward?

And any update on Baynes? Is he expected back soon?

EDIT: I see itís not THE ankle, so NBD.

Thankfully it's the right ankle, not the left. Still hope that he manages to play though the abundance of caution we have shown our players means he will probably sit out. Baynes is out "for a while".

https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2019/02/boston-celtics-injuries-gordon-hayward-questionable-vs-milwaukee-bucks-aron-baynes-out-for-a-while.html
Any odd typos are because I suck at typing on an iPhone :D

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It will hurt our chances if Hayward is out but I feel a win tonight to get the 2nd half started positively. Go Celts!!


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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
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about time we got back to business.  waiting over a week between games is like an addict trying to quit cold turkey.

TP for taking on another game thread Nick

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It will hurt our chances if Hayward is out but I feel a win tonight to get the 2nd half started positively. Go Celts!!
This team plays better with 1 or 2 players out, especially wings/swings.

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What's baynes deal?
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Re: Celtics (37-21) vs Bucks (43-14) Game #59 2/21/19
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What's baynes deal?
DA said he should be back the first part of march.

 

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