Bucks vs. Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Milwaukee Bucks (0-0) play against the Boston Celtics (0-0) at TD Garden

Game Time: 1:00 PM EDT on Sunday May 1, 2022

Milwaukee Bucks 27, Boston Celtics 24 (End Q1)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo played the entire first quarter for the #Bucks. He was the only player for either team to do so.
Milwaukee leads Boston 27-24 after one. – 1:39 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This may be the worst quarter of basketball of Derrick White’s life. – 1:39 PM

David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Pat Connaughton looks incredibly dorky defending the inbounder – 1:38 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Brook Lopez is causing real problems at the rim. #Celtics #Bucks1:38 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Bucks picking up full court and really getting into the Celtics ball handlers. Have made Boston uncomfortable that way. – 1:37 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
You assume at some point the reality of Derrick White is going to match the theory of Derrick White, but not so far. – 1:37 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum and Theis in after the timeout. Brown and Horford get their first rest.
9-man rotation for Boston so far. – 1:37 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
HELLO JAYLEN BROWN pic.twitter.com/vbobcaSfNW1:37 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
This Jaylen Brown putback is crazy pic.twitter.com/BusOl8cIMn1:36 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
It’s understandable how the Bucks lost sight of Jaylen Brown on that tip dunk.
He was hiding behind the 1974 championship banner before descending to make the play. – 1:36 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Al having NONE of it ❌ pic.twitter.com/WddMiW5BAs1:36 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Pat from DEEP!! 👌 pic.twitter.com/FZUEP1wk6P1:36 PM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
Derrick White really hurting the Celts again. Ongoing prob. Surprised Pritchard wasn’t the first guard off the bench for this one. – 1:35 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Pat Connaughton always plays well in the Boston homecoming games. Or it least it feels like he does. – 1:35 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Celtics had an 8-0 and have had a couple tip-slams off missed shots, but the #Bucks have stayed connected. Boston leads 24-22 with 1:47 to go in the first quarter. – 1:35 PM

Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Get friggen Tatum back in..40 minutes! – 1:35 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown continues to find creative ways to dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo – 1:34 PM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Boston defense is *nasty* – 1:34 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Wow, Jaylen Brown. Sheesh. Just skied over Giannis for that putback. – 1:34 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen over Giannis wooooww – 1:33 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Getting Pritchard in while Carter is out there, is a good move by Udoka. Gives him someone to guard without as much worry as other Bucks. – 1:33 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Bucks daring Grant Williams to shoot 3s has worked in the past. Probably won’t in this series. – 1:33 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics need White to make those short ones in the paint. – 1:32 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics have forced six Bucks turnovers in eight minutes. – 1:31 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Bucks now have 7 turnovers in 8 minutes and are shooting 38 percent from the field. Marcus Smart, unsurprisingly, has been at the center of it all. – 1:31 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
All-Defensive Playoff Team
Jrue Holiday
Jayson Tatum
Mikal Bridges
Draymond Green
Bam Adebayo pic.twitter.com/B0B6dQTziP1:29 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics off to a 37.5% start, Bucks 41.7%. Setting the tone for a great defensive clash. – 1:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
White and Grant in for the Celtics. Ime Udoka sticking with his regular rotation of taking out Rob and Tatum first.
Tatum will come back in before the end of Q1 when Brown will sit.
The difference may be if Ime sticks with 8 and Rob comes back or if goes with 9 and plays Theis. – 1:29 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
He defends. He passes. And yes, @Marcus Smart can finish at the rim if you sleep on his movement off the ball. Boston leads Milwaukee 18-12. pic.twitter.com/pPT4d1Lq8O1:28 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
That Tatum defence on Jrue above the arc was incredible, didn’t give him an inch – 1:28 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Celtics have attempted four more shots than the #Bucks, who have five turnovers. Boston also has four points off three offensive rebounds. – 1:28 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Robert Williams with easily his best stint since coming back from knee surgery. Four points, five rebounds, a big presence at the rim, crushing on the offensive glass. Good sight for the Celtics. – 1:26 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Jrue Holiday just picked up his second personal foul with 5:01 left in the first quarter.
Both fouls came as he tried to take charges. First one, he was late. Second one looked like it could have been legit. – 1:26 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis runs on dunkin’!! pic.twitter.com/mpPuyUckMo1:26 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Jrue Holiday now has two fouls seven minutes into the first quarter. #Celtics lead the #Bucks 16-12. – 1:25 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Second foul on Jrue Holiday. #Celtics #Bucks1:25 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Robert Williams is back. – 1:25 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Robert Williams is springy, man. – 1:24 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
After five minutes, the Bucks and Celtics are tied at 10.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has two turnovers, but also hammered a dunk for the Bucks’ first bucket and also hit a mid-range jumper.
Both teams have settled in here. Lots of nervous energy/adrenaline from both sides to start. – 1:21 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Celtics have half of their points off four #Bucks turnovers in the opening five minutes of Game 1.
10-10 at the 6:56 mark. – 1:20 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Grayson Allen checks in and crowd immediately gets on him. They haven’t experienced Grayson Allen enough to boo, have they? – 1:20 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
We look to come out and match the Bucks’ level of focus and intensity for Game 1 pic.twitter.com/SrW4geDzfF1:19 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
While it’s wise for the Celtics to respect Giannis and what he can do defensively at the rim, at some point they need to look to finish at the rim and not just drive and kick. – 1:19 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
First sub is Grayson Allen. He came on for Jrue Holiday. – 1:19 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Rob on the cleanup 💥 pic.twitter.com/vP002RKyht1:18 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Grayson Allen is today’s sixth man for the #Bucks. Game tied at 10. – 1:18 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Going from facing the Nets to the Bucks defense is like hiking Sedona then booking a flight to the Himalayas. – 1:18 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Bucks win the opening tip. Ball goes to @Giannis Antetokounmpo in backcourt.
Crowd starts to boo, then realizes, hey, you can’t hate Giannis. Hooting ceases. You can dislike what he does to your team, but you’ve got to respect the dude. – 1:18 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Celtics up on the #Bucks 10-8 in the early going. Giannis Antetokounmpo has three turnovers, Jrue Holiday has six points. – 1:17 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis starting off strong!! pic.twitter.com/Ta9PUXzV2O1:16 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics can’t pass up perfectly good shots (that Smart floater) to try and find perfect shots. Just take the good ones.
Perfect is the enemy of good. – 1:16 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Al getting things started 👌🏽 pic.twitter.com/yRnwJQYBgv1:15 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics trying to crack Bucks’ drop-down D early – 2-3 from three. – 1:13 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Rob Williams is in his roamer role guarding Wesley Matthews. – 1:12 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Matthews on Tatum to start.
DHO into a Williams roll, which opens up Horford for a 3. – 1:12 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Giannis guarding Jaylen Brown. Jrue Holiday on Smart. Different matchups than I would have expected. – 1:12 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Robert Williams indeed starting out on Wesley Matthews as a roamer.. Al Horford picked up Giannis to open the game – 1:12 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Horford forces a Giannis turnover on the first possession. – 1:11 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Giannis immediately draws a double and makes a turnover. #Celtics #Bucks1:11 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Horford opens up on Giannis and a Celtics double team immediately forces a turnover. – 1:11 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Horford on Antetokounmpo on the Bucks first offensive possession.
Antetokounmpo turns it over. – 1:11 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Celtics ready to get this thing going. pic.twitter.com/exfXYNBcLJ1:11 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Horford on Giannis to start. Gets a stop. – 1:11 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart’s hair, like Ms. Lippy’s car, is green. – 1:11 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart came ready for the Bucks series pic.twitter.com/0jVxmse5Ic1:11 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart sporting some green hair for this series. – 1:10 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
As we officially get underway with the second round here in Boston, here are my predictions:
Heat in 5
Celtics in 6
Mavs in 6
Warriors in 6 – 1:10 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It remains awesome that TD Garden is Deuce Tatum’s personal playground. – 1:10 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks-Celtics. Game 1. pic.twitter.com/YH66JqPS4n1:10 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Marcus Smart has dyed his hair a dark green for the occasion. – 1:10 PM

Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Bucks. Celtics. Game 1 coming up pic.twitter.com/GrnR6ltnhk1:10 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Tatum daps up Deuce pregame. It’s on. – 1:09 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Rob Williams returns to the starting lineup with no restrictions. – 1:07 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
of course celtics fans boo giannis even though he’s like the most loveable athlete in the sport – 1:06 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’m guessing we see the Bucks start out like this matchup-wise:
Holiday – Tatum
Matthews – Brown
Giannis – Smart
Portis – Horford
Lopez – Rob
That will allow Giannis to roam some, while Lopez can stay in the paint. – 1:06 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I would’ve picked Celtics in seven if Khris Middleton was healthy. Without him, I went Celtics in five. – 1:06 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
It’s time for Bucks Basketball!! pic.twitter.com/qEPGeTCyBg1:05 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The green hair is admirable on Marcus Smart’s part but this maybe isn’t the series to do that? Milwaukee also wears green. – 1:04 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Kyrie showing up on the Jumbotron during a Round 1 highlight reel generated louder boos than the Bucks did when they walked onto the court. – 1:03 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Let’s get it ☘️ pic.twitter.com/htjGikkusZ1:02 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Celtics vs. Bucks score: Live updates from NBA playoffs as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jayson Tatum meet in Game 1
cbssports.com/nba/news/celti…1:01 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Curious to see how effective Jrue Holiday can be offensively going up against Marcus Smart and Derrick White. If Holiday can hold his own and Brook Lopez can win the centre matchup, Bucks should be right there. We know Giannis is gonna be insanely good.
GrayConn 1 needed, too. – 12:59 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
And yes, Bobby Portis will open this series with the goggles/specs/bifocals (h/t @olskool888) – 12:57 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Keeping the same energy for Game 1.
🏁 @Audi pic.twitter.com/KLLTPuUDeO12:54 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters this afternoon:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Bucks starters:
Brook Lopez
Bobby Portis
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Wesley Matthews
Jrue Holiday – 12:53 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks @ #Celtics 🔜 pic.twitter.com/7WfmPTihPP12:52 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Bucks at Celtics – TD Garden – May 1, 2022 – Game 1 Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Milwaukee – Jrue Holiday, Wes Matthews, Bobby Portis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
OUT: Boston: None Milwaukee: Middleton, Hill pic.twitter.com/v61Clbe2NJ12:52 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Starters for this afternoon ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/E4FGkgrkF812:47 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The Bucks & Celtics are meeting in the postseason for the 8th time. pic.twitter.com/gTxb5kgnBZ12:47 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Poll: Who wins the Bucks-Celtics series? – 12:40 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The injuries are piling up in the Eastern Conference playoffs as Khris Middleton will reportedly miss the series against the Celtics.
Amin Elhassan thinks things are falling into place for Boston
Hear the Bucks-Celtics Game 1 today on NBA Radio! https://t.co/AYipQpw9t4 pic.twitter.com/gubtF6twQm12:37 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Game 1 🔜 pic.twitter.com/QFeDLtj5wD12:34 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
The champions are underdogs. @jefffogle on the effect of Khris Middleton’s injury. truehoop.com/p/betting-mark…12:34 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Grayson is shooting 60% from the field and 58.3% from three in five games this postseason. pic.twitter.com/5Nwf4fOzzW12:33 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Another area where the Celtics were much better this year…afternoon games.
Including the Tatum winner in Game 1 against the Nets, Boston was 9-2 in the early starts. The only losses by 4 on Christmas at Milwaukee and at the buzzer to Dallas on Kevin Garnett day. – 12:33 PM

Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
All day coverage of the @Milwaukee Bucks and Celtics on @620wtmj
Pregame w/ me & @DaveKoehnPxP begins at 11:30 and then Bucks Talk all the way until 5:00 – 12:17 PM

David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Had to do some family traveling this weekend so I’ve not been able to do any studying. That being said, due to injuries…
Heat over Sixers(I likely would pick Philly otherwise)
Celtics over Bucks
Warriors over Grizzlies
Suns over Mavericks – 12:15 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis led the Bucks in the first round, averaging 28.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 56.8% from the field. pic.twitter.com/JAmDT5tAEj12:14 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Every seat gets a shirt thanks to @PutnamToday and @ArbellaIns pic.twitter.com/lZMoBjI78k12:09 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
In their last matchup, the Bucks showed off their defensive prowess in a 4th quarter surge to rally past the Celtics, 127-121.
🔄 @betwayusa Game Rewind pic.twitter.com/G4egwIlZxZ11:59 AM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
It’s a Game Day from Boston! THRILLED to be on the call for this compelling series between the red hot Celtics and defending champs Milwaukee Bucks! On the call, in the analyst seat, w my partner, @Sean Kelley on @ESPNRadio!
🏀🍿🔥🔥 #NBAPlayoffs11:56 AM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
According to sources, however, Celtics dealing solely with Milwaukee today… pic.twitter.com/SsAwZIMFMb11:54 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime Udoka explains how Jaylen Brown’s hamstring issue this time around wasn’t the same as his previous issues, and that this one didn’t really rise to the term “injury”. pic.twitter.com/lRG7SOeuSd11:44 AM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Green hair, don’t care ☘️ pic.twitter.com/W9gIe5nCsp11:44 AM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Ready to work.
📸 @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/5pkBuDe7yn11:44 AM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Just deleted it all.
The starting lineup that the Bucks used in games 3-5 against the Bulls will be the one they use in Game 1 today against Boston. – 11:41 AM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The @NBA Playoffs continue today!
Listen LIVE on NBA Radio!
📻 https://t.co/AYipQpw9t4
GAME 1
1:00pm/et: @Milwaukee Bucks/@Boston Celtics
GAME 1
3:30pm/et: @Golden State Warriors/@Memphis Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/Hzbk5QHTXS11:41 AM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Marc Spears was on the FAN the other day and said the Raptors had a chance to trade up and draft Nikola Jokic but opted not to because they had Gasol and Ibaka. This couldn’t be true because Jokic was drafted in 2014… but I wonder if he meant someone else and got mixed up🤷‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/RV7jH91S0k11:36 AM

Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Same starting 5 for the Bucks today – 11:36 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Mike Budenholzer said the Bucks will use the same starting lineup they used against the Bulls. So they’ll have Portis next to Giannis and Lopez. Big lineup. – 11:36 AM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Bucks in 7.
Heat in 6.
Warriors in 6.
Mavericks in 7.
The Celtics and Suns could end up rolling thus making me look very dumb (wouldn’t be the first time!).
But I believe in Giannis and Luka. – 11:27 AM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
A homecoming of sorts for Pat.
📸 @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/4Nx329w4FN11:26 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics feel like they will have “favorable matchups” in certain places during this series. – 11:24 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Jaylen Brown went through all hamstring tests and it’s just as strong as usual.
“They feel good about where he’s at and where he tested … no limitations at all.” – 11:23 AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka says Jaylen Brown is good to play today without restrictions due to his hamstring, Robert Williams is back in the starting lineup and Boston is back to its normal rotation. – 11:21 AM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Coach Udoka says everyone is available today – no minutes restrictions for anyone. – 11:21 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown is good to go with no restrictions today. Robert Williams is back into the starting lineup, also with no restrictions today – 11:20 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Robert Williams will start in Game 1. He’s back to his regular minutes, per Udoka. No restrictions. Jaylen Brown will also play and start. – 11:20 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka says Jaylen Brown is “good to go” with no restrictions.
Same for Robert Williams, and Williams will return to the starting five today. – 11:20 AM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown will have no minutes restrictions per Ime Udoka – 11:20 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown has no restrictions per Ime Udoka. Rob Williams will start and they are back to their normal rotation. – 11:20 AM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said George Hill would not be ready for Game 1 vs. the #Celtics and that is the case, as the veteran point guard is out with an abdominal strain he originally suffered vs. Detroit on April 8. – 11:20 AM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Bucks in 7
Heat in 6
MAVS in 6
Warriors in 5 – 11:12 AM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
My favorite Round 2 bet: a series parlay w/ the Celtics (-200) and Suns (-295) which is +100 right now on @FDSportsbook.
Giannis is the bet-busting X-factor obviously. Here’s how me, Mahoney + KOC broke down The Freak’s considerable ceiling in Round 2.
youtu.be/lEuzIiD-iMg11:08 AM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Sunday Morning in Boston.
📸 @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/G7A32HlYnk11:07 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Even the seagulls in Boston go to Dunkin pic.twitter.com/DbhwM1fiG210:59 AM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Conference Semifinal predictions
EAST
Celtics beat Bucks in 6
Heat beat 76ers in 5
WEST
Warriors beat Grizzlies in 7
Suns beat Mavs in 6 – 10:50 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
In my deep-dive BOS-MIL series preview for @celticsblog (link below!), I said I think a sneaky key to this series for the Celtics is Payton Pritchard.
He’s Boston’s best pullup shooter, non-Tatum division. That shot is often there. He needs to make it.
celticsblog.com/2022/4/29/2304…10:42 AM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Giannis, Tatum, Steph, Ja all in action today. pic.twitter.com/ghdAI52GHe10:39 AM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
70/30 Heat with Embiid’s injury, 55/45 Heat if Embiid only had the thumb issue, 60/40 Sixers or Embiid was 100%.
65/35 Celtics (would be 50/50ish if Middleton was healthy
58/42 Suns
51/49 Warriors (I’m expecting a great series here) – 10:32 AM

Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
Meanwhile… #Bucks are winning & ready to leverage real estate.
“Here’s what a championship team & organization looks like,” team president Peter Feigin told me “We’re on an upswing about what our narrative is & what our results are.”
#Sportsbiz #NBA
cnbc.com/2022/04/29/mil…10:17 AM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Will the Bucks have more or less than 7 steals today?
📊 @betwayusa pic.twitter.com/cNTjhVQwEl10:09 AM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday on #Celtics guard Marcus Smart winning DPOY:
“To be able to take beatings every single night and kind of not get the gratitude or whatever you want to call it for that, seeing Marcus get it, man, I was so happy.”
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…10:09 AM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
And then, I re-watched every defensive possession against Jayson Tatum when the regulars for both the Bucks and Celtics played.
(Reminder: $1/month for six months offer for new subscribers)
How will the Bucks try to cover Jayson Tatum? At @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/3271123/2022/0…10:07 AM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
At @TheAthletic, we went deep into the matchups, lineups, players and coaching decisions that will decide each game.
(Reminder: $1/month for six months sub special for new subscribers)
With @Jay King/@Jared Weiss, our Bucks-Celtics series preview: theathletic.com/3279638/2022/0…10:05 AM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
I also joined @AndrewKSchlecht and @Albabycakes on Saturday Slam and Jam on the @The Athletic podcast network.
We talked about the Bucks-Celtics series as well. apple.co/3jpVA3i10:02 AM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
We are roughly three hours away from tip time, so I’m about to send out a bunch of links that can fill up that time for you to prepare for Game 1 of Bucks-Celtics.
We’ll start with the Anything is Poddable series preview with @Jay King/@JamPackard: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/any…10:01 AM

Boston Celtics @celtics
TODAY ☘️ Round 2 Game 1
🆚 @Milwaukee Bucks
⏰ 1PM
📺 ABC
🎙️ @985TheSportsHub
Small Business of the Game: https://t.co/2qzY0IbNyY
#CelticPride pic.twitter.com/CQU0UJtO5M9:55 AM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Celtics in 5
Heat in 5
Suns in 6
Warriors in 5 – 9:43 AM

Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
I’ve got #Bucks in 7, #Suns in 4, #Heat in 5 and #Grizzlies in 7. More, along with a few #NBA wagering items of note: sidelines.io/nba/nba-playof…9:28 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
New on BSJ: My full Celtics-Bucks series preview: Does Boston’s defense have enough to slow Giannis Antetokounmpo down? bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/04/30/cel…9:21 AM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
A break down of Celtics-Bucks series with the great @John Karalis at @SdnaGr.
-The Celtics strengths
-The match-up vs. Giannis
-Middleton’s absence
-Home-court advantage
-X-Factors
Get ready for a big time series! #NBAPlayoffs #Bleedgreen #FearTheDeer
sdna.gr/mpasket/961077…9:19 AM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Here’s how we stack up.
🎰 @paysbig pic.twitter.com/qZsMKR7GIt9:01 AM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Good morning. pic.twitter.com/PfZxzq4RVi8:01 AM