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Bucks (0-0) at Celtics (0-1) Game #2 10/18/17
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:09:52 PM »

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Milwaukee Bucks (0-0) at Boston Celtics (0-1)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #2 – Home Game #1
TV: NBCSB, FSN-WI, NBA-LP 757(DTV)/754(Xfinity)
Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub, 620 AM WTMJ
TD Garden




Probable Starters
PG SG SF
PFC
Kyrie Irving...Jaylen Brown...Marcus Smart... Jayson Tatum
Al Horford

Celtics Reserves

Daniel Theis
Shane Larkin
Abdel Nader
Semi Ojeleye
Terry Rozier
Aron Baynes

Injuries
Marcus Morris (knee) out
Guerschon Yabusele (illness)  questionable
Gordon Hayward (ankle)  out 

Head Coach
Brad Stevens 




Probable Starters
PG SG SF
PF C
Malcolm Brogdon...Tony Snell...Khris Middleton
Giannis Antetokounmpo...Thon Maker

Bucks Reserves
Sterling Brown
Matthew Dellavedova
John Henson
Greg Monroe
Mirza Teletovic
Jason Terry
Rashad Vaughn
DJ Wilson

Injuries

Jabari Parker (knee)  out 

Head Coach

Jason Kidd

Game Notes
The Celtics welcome the Bucks to the Garden for their home opener of the 2017-18 season.  The Celtics are already playing in their first back to back set of the season, having played in Cleveland on Tuesday night.  The Bucks are playing in their first game of the season. 

Tuesday's season opener took a lot out of every player on the Celtics.  With just over 6 minutes to go in the first quarter, Gordon Hayward went down with a fractured ankle and was taken back to Boston to the hospital for surgery.  The Celtics certainly were playing with thoughts of Gordon on their minds.  They fell behind by as many as 18 points but came back to lose by just 3. 

The Celtics will need to regroup and find the best player to fill in for Hayward in the starting lineup.   Marcus Smart will move to the starters for this game.  Now someone, perhaps Terry Rozier, will need to fill Smart's spark off the bench. 

Marcus Morris is out with a sore knee.  There is no injury and the MRI was clean,  but he has been experiencing soreness and so the Celtics are being cautious so as not to cause an injury.  With Morris coming into camp late, it will give him a bit longer to learn the Celtics' system along with getting 100% healthy.  Guerschon Yabusele missed Tuesday's game with an illness and is questionable for this game.  Gordon Hayward is out with the ankle injury.    Jabari Parker is out for the Bucks as he rehabs from a torn ACL.  He is targeting a February return. 

Key Matchups 
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Kyrie Irving vs Malcolm Brogdon
After an emotional return to Cleveland for Kyrie, he makes his home debut at the TD Garden against last season's Rookie of the Year.  Brogdon averaged 10.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists  last season and was a surprise ROY winner.  Kyrie should be able to have his way against the 2nd year player. 

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Jayson Tatum  vs Giannis Antetokounmpo
"The Greek Freak" is a tough cover for anyone and will be even more so for rookie Jayson Tatum who will get the job of trying to slow Antetokounmpo down.   Even more importantly, Jayson will need to make him work on defense to try to wear him down. 

Keys to the Game
Defense - Defense is always a key to winning.   The defense of the Celtics was a pleasant surprise in the preseason.  Hopefully, as they become more and more used to each other and the system, the defense will get even better.  The Celtics need to make defense a priority and get stops to keep the Bucks from going on big runs. 

Run! - The Celtics are very effective when they run on every possession and run on defense as well.  They need to run on offense to get easy shots before the defenses get set up. They also need to run on defense to get set up to prevent the Bucks from getting easy baskets.  When the Celtics run, good things happen.   

Move the Ball - We saw some beautiful ball movement in the preseason and the Celtics need to continue to move the ball and find the open man.  When the ball sticks and when players try to do too much themselves, it rarely ends well.  They are going to have to refigure their offense to make up for the loss of Gordon Hayward and moving the ball more would be a good start. 

Rebound - The Celtics can't score if they don't have the ball.  The Celtics struggled to rebound last season but have looked much better on the boards in the preseason.  It takes effort to rebound and when the Celtics put out that extra effort to get rebounds, it usually translates to other areas of their game.  They were out-rebounded by 3 against the Cavs and will need to work a bit harder against the very long and athletic Bucks. 

Be Aggressive
- The Celtics have to be the more aggressive team from start to finish.  They have to be aggressive in going after loose balls and on defense and going to the basket and grabbing rebounds.  The more aggressive team usually gets the benefit of the calls also.  They need to be the team that wants it more for all 48 minutes.  No let up. 

X-Factors

Fatigue - The Celtics have their first back to back already in their second game of the season.  They had a very emotional game on Tuesday night against Kyrie's former team and so they may have a let down afterwards.  This is the Bucks first game of the season and so they should be fresh and raring to go.  Fatigue may set in down the stretch for the Celtics. 

The Injury Factor - The loss of Gordon Hayward to a gruesome injury took a lot out of the Celtics.  They need to regroup and try to put that behind them, as difficult as it might be.  They will be playing short handed with Marcus Morris also out along with Yabusele.  Next man up has to be their mindset. 

Home Opener - The new look Celtics are playing in their first game in front of the home crowd.  Hopefully they will get a boost from the fans and draw energy from the home crowd.
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Re: Bucks (0-0) at Celtics (0-1) Game #2 10/18/17
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Time to regroup. Let's show the league what we're made of despite being inexperienced and young.

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Go Celtics!!!

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Woot!

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Ugh, I don't know if I can take another emotional game tomorrow  night.

Really sucks that Morris is out right now, too. He'd be really helpful tomorrow.
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This Celtics team is still very exciting and the show must go on...

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Is league pass free for a few weeks?

Re: Bucks (0-0) at Celtics (0-1) Game #2 10/18/17
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Is league pass free for a few weeks?

It is free for the next week, at least. I already purchased my team pass - not exactly psyched about that purchase right now. I mean, of course I want to watch all the Cs games I can, but they already have so many national games and our championship contending team turned into a middling playoff team (with exciting youngsters).

Tough back to back for the poor Cs. Let's somehow win this one guys - we are all cheering for you!

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lets go Celtics....

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Can’t believe there’s another game tomorrow. Go Celtics.
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There is absolutely no way we put Al on Giannis. Do we want him torching us for 50?

Kyrie
Smart
Brown
Tatum
Horford

Should be the lineup tomorrow.
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There is absolutely no way we put Al on Giannis. Do we want him torching us for 50?

Kyrie
Smart
Brown
Tatum
Horford

Should be the lineup tomorrow.

I'll probably have to change that tomorrow but I'm tired and had to get this up so just took a wild guess. 

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There is absolutely no way we put Al on Giannis. Do we want him torching us for 50?

Kyrie
Smart
Brown
Tatum
Horford

Should be the lineup tomorrow.
So he's going to torch Tatum for 50 instead.   

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Blood!

Must win game actually  ;D
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