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NBA Playoffs East 1st Round Game One: BOS Celtics vs MIL Bucks

The Celtics will welcome the Bucks for the playoffs opening game at Boston Garden.

With no Irving and no Hayward, with Marcus Smart on a disabled list and with lots of Bostonian determination and the playoff character  - Brad Stevens led Celtics are still the favorites to win the series against the Freak and the Bucks.

Bradi Stevens stated that the only way to beat the Bucks will be thru guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo  with team effort. Although Horford will; be in charge of defending the Greek Freak - team effort will be needed to stop him and prevent from the others to use the situation for easy baskets.

In Brad Stevens' own words describing the threat called Giannis Antetokounmpo  : "Their floor is open in transition when he is at the four, the five, when he used to play the three, when he's played the one. He's a monster in transition. When I look at their team, they don't have a guy at each position that's not a good transition player. Snell makes shots in transition,  Middleton makes shots in transition, Parker and Giannis coming downhill, Bledsoe coming downhill."

The meaning is that the Celtics will have to sweat and stop the Bucks transition.

Jayson Tatum is due to show some postseason skills as he will be much more active with Irving out of rotation.

This first game will be very interesting to watch and see if the well coached Celtics can handle a team with some great players that are not welded the way the Celtics are..

The line situation is as follows - opened up at the Celtics -3, dropped to -2 due to obvious reasons of missing players and immediately went up to -4 despite massive public and sharp money support for the Bucks.

I do not count the Bucks and the Freak out. No. But, the intensity of the game brought by the Celtics against the Bucks at home and with the early knowledge of the players that won't be available - Brad Stevens added to the equation - I do not see the Celtics not winning and covering one of the first two games. The first one is the most important for the Celtics because losing this one will put them to the wall.

These are first round games so I do not really see any reason to commit ourselves with too many units while we have the conviction but lack the proof as of yet that our conviction holds the water. Therefore - I will only issue a two uniter here.

Date: 1523750400
Day: Sunday
Home Team: BOS Celtics
Away Team: MIL Bucks
Pick: Home -4
Units: 2
Odds: -110
Status: Win
Invested: 220
Return: 420
Profit: 200

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Scarface
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Scarface

Again. The OT saved you. Otherwise the game would have ended in a 3 point win by the Celtics . 99-96. Overall your picks were very badly chosen and would’v e been a disaster if not that three pointer at the end of the regulation. But, I guess I’m ready to accept your luck and wins more than the losses. No hard feelings Phixer

RicherthanU
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RicherthanU

Ha ha ha, @Scarface
what a d..ck.

BChainSeventyOne
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BChainSeventyOne

Youre funny scarface. Really funny

Lu Nguyen
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Lu Nguyen

Great work Mr Phixer. Appreciate the effort

keith1978
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keith1978

Please continue posting in the same reserved manner as today. I’m very glad you got back to your old ways posting each pick with your angles and your take about the game. BOL