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‘Losing Middleton is a huge loss against a team like Boston’: JJ Redick on Celtics – Bucks

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The Boston Celtics are closely monitoring the tight hamstring of star forward Jaylen Brown ahead of their 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Milwaukee Bucks kicking off on Sunday afternoon, but at least for now find themselves in a better position healthwise than the reigning NBA champs. The Bucks recently got word they will be without their second-leading scorer — All-Star forward Khris Middleton — for the entirety of the series with a grade two MCL sprain.

This is of course a massive hit to Milwaukee’s depth in what could prove to be the toughest series either team plays in this postseason.

Can the Bucks beat Boston without their Celtics killer on the court? In a recent podcast, former NBAer and co-host of the “Old Man and the 3” pod JJ Redick breaks down how he sees the series going in the absence of Middleton on the parquet.

Check out the clip embedded above to hear what the Duke product has to say about Boston’s odds of making the Eastern Conference Finals this season in light of Milwaukee’s misfortune.

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