The month of April has started as well as the past two months have gone for the Boston Celtics. On Wednesday night the C’s traveled to Chicago to face a Bulls team who have been struggling as of late.
From the get-go, it was all green.
The shamrocks entered the half up 67-51 and, thanks to solid all-around play, coasted to a victory. The final score of 117-94 gave Boston their third straight win to start April.
Five shamrocks scored in double figures and two posted double-doubles in the win.
A tougher test awaits Boston on Thursday night in the form of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Giannis-led squad has had yet another successful season, and are currently stationed near the top of the east’s standings.
The deer also got a recent surge of offensive help in the form of the returning Brook Lopez.
The former first-round pick helped the Bucks beat the Bulls in their last matchup on Tuesday by posting 28 points.
The Bucks and Celtics will meet for the first time since Christmas Day, a game in which Milwaukee would go on to win 117-113. The Greek Freak posted 36 points for his team in the win and has continued to be unstoppable against Boston.
Injuries have developed for both teams in the last handful of weeks.
For the Wisconsin-based squad, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Grayson Allen are both game-time decisions with knee injuries. DeAndre’ Bembry is out for the season with a knee injury, himself.
For the shamrocks, Robert Williams III remains out, likely for the remainder of the month while Nik Stauskas is a game-time decision with an ankle injury.
Coming off of a game last night, things could change for Boston as tip-off creeps closer.
As the C’s continue their road trip, the Bucks enter the TNT matchup at -6.5 favorites and -250 on the money line.
So how do the Boston Celtics avenge that Christmas Day loss and create some distance between themselves and the defending champions in the standings?
Here are 3 things they can do to help achieve that goal: