The Celtics have evened up their playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks. Know what that means? Game 5 has officially morphed from “if necessary” to just necessary.
So, the NBA has gotten off its ass and given the game a start time. Game 5 between the Celtics and Bucks is set for next Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. ET. But first they have to play Games 3 and 4, which take place Saturday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. ET and Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET, respectively.
After the Bucks took Game 1 while looking in complete command for most of the 48 minutes, the Celtics stormed out to a big early lead and held off a second-half run by the Bucks to win Game 2 by 23 points. The series seems like it’s going the distance at this point, but how we get there could be unpredictable.
For now, Boston and Milwaukee have to sit and stew in their Game 2 thoughts, as the teams get three straight days off from Wednesday-Friday. The C’s are hoping that’s enough time to get point guard Marcus Smart (thigh contusion) back in the lineup.
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