From the NBA Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com
The NBA announced the full official schedule for the Boston Celtics' second-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Check out the complete slate for the best-of-seven showdown below. Dates have been announced with start times still to be determined.
Milwaukee earned the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed with a 60-22 record in the regular season. They won three out of four games against the Celtics over the first 82. The teams will square off for the first time in the 2019 playoffs on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Fiserv Arena in Milwaukee.
Top NBA MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 26.3 points, 12 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks in the Bucks' first-round sweep over the Detroit Pistons. Boston will also have to worry about Khris Middleton (19.3 playoff points/game) and Eric Bledsoe (19.0 playoff points/game) at the defensive end.
Celtics vs. Bucks: Full Playoff Schedule
Game 1: Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. @ Fiserv Forum
Game 2: Tuesday, April 30, TBD @ Fiserv Forum
Game 3: Friday, May 3, TBD @ TD Garden
Game 4: Monday, May 6, TBD @ TD Garden
Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, May 8, TBD @ Fiserv Forum
Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, May 10, TBD @ TD Garden
Game 7 (if necessary): Monday, May 13, TBD @ Fiserv Forum
On the Celtics side of things, Kyrie Irving averaged 22.5 points along with 7.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.8 three-pointers in their own four-game sweep over the Indiana Pacers. The C's turned it on in the fourth quarter in all four games. Jayson Tatum ranked third in the NBA in the first round (minimum 4 games) with 8.0 fourth-quarter points per game
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