Boston: 101.6 points/100 possessions (13th)
Milwaukee: 98.4 points/100 possessions (26th)
Boston: 101.5 points allowed/100 possessions (11th)
Milwaukee: 100.4 points allowed/100 possessions (10th)
Probable Milwaukee Starters: Brandon Jennings (PG), Monta Ellis (SG), Marquis Daniels (SF), Luc Richard Mbah A Moute (PF), Larry Sanders (C)
View From The Opposing Bench: Bucksketball
Thumbnail: In this final game before the Christmas tilt with the Nets, the Celtics play the Bucks for what feels like the sixth hundredth time this season (it’s actually the fourth). Expect the usual strain on the perimeter defense with Ellis and Jennings attacking Jason Terry and Rajon Rondo but the Celtics may have finally committed to back line size, with Jason Collins’ recent promotion to starting center. As we discussed this morning, the move towards a more traditional lineup has a number of possible downstream effects and I’ll be watching for them tonight, including: KG’s shot chart, the impact of Bass/Lee coming off the bench, and whether the C’s can do more to protect their own basket.
Two in a row, baby.
Boston 88 Milwaukee 81