Brad Stevens on how Celtics will keep Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo in check

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Sunday's 2018 NBA Playoffs schedule begins with the Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks on TNT cable TV. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 35 points and 13 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 31 points and six assists. Boston defended well in overtime and deservedly took a 1-0 lead in the series. "We're going to take it slow".

When the Bucks return to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4 of their First Round series, fans can partake in Bucks Fear the Deer Pep Rallies prior to each game, which will include live entertainment, food and drink, and the opportunity to win tickets to that day's game.

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Boston made the ugly second period look like a thing of the past in the third, taking a 70-66 lead into the fourth after outscoring the Bucks 26-19 in the third quarter.

Brown and Morris each played crucial roles in the third, notching down seven points each.

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Getting Smart back on the floor might not give the Celtics much of the scoring punch they're losing without Hayward and Irving, but he's one of the league's best individual defenders. The Boston Celtics are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 88.9 percent from the free throw line.

The Bucks executed, however, with Malcolm Brogdon hitting a 3-pointer to tie things with 10.3 seconds left. Guard Terry Rozier did so with a flourish, crossing Eric Bledsoe into oblivion before burying a three-pointer with less than a second remaining.

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Boston's odds to win the National Basketball Association championship can be found at BetDSI and they are pegging the Celtics at +8000, which means that Brad Stevens' men are not among the most serious contenders to lift the National Basketball Association title this year. Tip from TD Garden is set for 8 p.m. ET.

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