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The good news is that Celtics fans will get to see Giannis Antetokounmpo on the parquet tonight after passing concussion protocol tests. The bad news is that he can be almost unstoppable. This should be an exciting game between two powerhouses of the Eastern Conference.


Milwaukee comes in with a 7-0 record. They lead the league in rebounding with 55.6 RPG, and they are fourth in points at 120.0 PPG. And the Bucks sit right behind Boston in defensive rating, with the Celtics at #1 and the Bucks at #2.

Potential MVP candidate, Giannis, is definitely the leader. He is averaging 25.0 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 5.7 APG and 1.7 BPG. And he runs the floor like his team's namesake - this Buck just covers the hardwood in leaps and bounds. He is truly a Greek Freak. But Al Horford has done a fine defensive job on Giannis in the past, and hopefully that continues tonight.

But he doesn't get the job done alone. Kris Middleton puts up 21 points per game, along with 5.6 boards and 3.9 assists. The main assist guy is Eric Bledsoe with 6.9 APG. The team goes 11-deep for players logging more than 13 minutes per game.

For those that haven't joined the CelticsLife Race-to-the-Title competition, this is a great opportunity to do so. Just click on the link to my article and supply an estimate of the combined total of Kyrie Irving's points and rebounds in tonight's game. It is a great opportunity to get even more involved in an exciting season.

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Photo via Matt West/Boston Herald





Tom Lane 11/01/2018 07:06:00 AM Edit
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