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Game Thread: Celtics/Bucks

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Ray back in the day.

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50-16 (23-10 road)

30-38 (19-14 home)
March 15, 2009 - 12:00PM CT
Bradley Center
Radio: 620 WTMJ   TV: FS Wisconsin

Probable starters:

Rajon Rondo
PG Ramon Sessions
Ray Allen SG Luc Mbah a Moute
Paul Pierce SF Richard Jefferson
Leon Powe PF Charlie Villanueva
Kendrick Perkins C Francisco Elson
108.4 (5th)
Off (19th) 104.4
98.8 (1st)
Def (16th) 104.9
92.9 (20th)
Pace (10th) 95.0
28.3  (9th)
OReb (6th) 28.6
76.4 (2nd) DReb (11th) 74.1

08/09 Series:

Nov. 7: @Celtics 101 Bucks 89

Nov. 15: Celtics 102 @Bucks 97

Injuries

Celtics: Tony Allen (thumb surgery), Kevin Garnett (knee), and Brian Scalabrine (post-concussion syndrome) are out. Glenn Davis (ankle) did not play on Friday.

Bucks: Michael Redd (torn ACL and MCL) and Andrew Bogut (stress fracture in lower back) are out.

Three Points

  • Ray's days. It's been a long while since a certain Celtics shooting guard last slipped on a Milwaukee jersey. Still, by my calculation, Walter Ray Allen has played most of his (regular season) career with the Bucks. Assuming good health, that will change next season. Right now though, 494 (or 53.2 %) of Allen's 929 career (regular season) games came as a Buck.
  • T time. Here we are, a day shy of four months since the Celtics and Bucks last met, but you probably still remember the overtime classic at the Bradley Center. Already missing Redd and Villaueva to injuries, Bogut was ejected after two technicals and quarreling with Kevin Garnett. Milwaukee still almost pulled off the win. This time, neither Bogut nor Garnett  are available, but things still could get chippy. The C's racked up four technicals in that game; no real suprise since Boston leads the NBA in technicals this season with 93. The Bucks are middle-of-the-technical-pack 13th out of 30, with 51.
  • Funday. This is the Boston's third Sunday game of March. They've lost the previous two -- at home, shockingly -- to the Pistons and Magic. Meanwhile, Milwaukee hasn't lost a Sunday game since Dec. 7. Okay, so they've only played once on a Sunday since then, but it was a win over the Nuggets at the BC.

Coverage

Celtics Blog / Red's Army Celtics Hub / Loy's Place