Boston Celtics

It’s official following a wild night in the NBA, “The Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will be coming to town to face the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

With the Miami Heat getting a win, and the Bucks and Washington Wizards losing on Wednesday night, the Bucks were bumped down to seventh place in the East. And the Wizards will remain in the eighth seed as the NBA Playoffs begin this weekend.

This season, the Celtics and Bucks split the season series at 2-2. And each team picked up a win at home and on the road.

The Celtics will have home court advantage throughout at least the first two rounds of the playoffs.

The Toronto Raptors finish the season as the East’s number one seed and will now face the Washington Wizards in the first round.

To start the day we already knew that Philadelphia 76ers had the third spot on lock, but we now know that they will be facing the Heat after moving up to the six spot.

And the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers will battle it out in the first round as the four and five seeds.

The Eastern Conference’s second-place Celtics finished the regular season 55-27, while going 27-14 at home and 28-13 on the road.

Dates and tip-off times have yet to be determined. Stay tuned for more!

UPDATE: April, 12 @ 6:00 a.m.

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More On The NBA Playoffs:

The regular season ends Wednesday with a full slate of 12 games, including scheduled games for all four teams mentioned above.

Playoff rosters must be set by Friday at 3 p.m. ET, with the first round of the NBA playoffs beginning the next day, Saturday, April 14.

The conference semifinals series are scheduled for April 30/May 1 but could be moved up to April 28/April 29.

The conference finals series are scheduled for May 15/May 16 but could be moved up to May 13/May 14.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for May 31 with a Game 7 on June 17 if necessary.

— By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman,

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