Bucks to play Celtics in NBA East Semifinals
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks will play the Boston Celtics after beating the Chicago Bulls 4-1 in Round 1 of the Playoffs.
The Milwaukee Bucks are on a collision course with the Boston Celtics after the deer-themed franchise sent the Chicago Bulls tumbling out of the NBA Playoffs in Game 5 of Round 1, to wrap up a 4-1 win.
The Boston Celtics, helmed by Jayson Tatum, had previously swept aside the Brooklyn Nets in a 4-0 series.
Bucks v Celtics to get underway this Sunday, April 26
In principle, with the Bucks having got through their first round tie in Game 5, the first match-up of the East Semifinals will see the Celtics host the Bucks on Sunday at TD Garden for Game 1, with tip-off at 1pm.
Tatum v Antetokounmpo
The Celtics’ Jayson Tatum and the Bucks’ Antetokounmpo are two of the finest in the NBA right now, promising fans a fine spectacle as they go head to head.
In their last meeting the Bucks just squeezed out the Celtics, 127-121, back on April 8. Antetokounmpo scored 29 points that night, while the Celtics held Tatum out of the game. That’s not going to happen this time round.
Bucks v Celtics scheduled games
Game 1 - May 1: Bucks at Celtics, tip-off 1pm ET
Game 2 - May 3: Bucks at Celtics, TBD
Game 3 - May 7: Celtics at Bucks, TBD
Game 4 - May 9: Celtics at Bucks, TBD
Game 5 (if necessary) - May 11: Bucks at Celtics, TBD
Game 6 (if necessary) - May 13: Celtics at Bucks, TBD
Game 7 (if necessary) - May 15: Bucks at Celtics, TBD