The Milwaukee Bucks will be eager to make amends for an early season defeat as the Boston Celtics visit Fiserv Forum on Thursday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks are back in action on Thursday night as, in front of a national television audience, they’ll host one of their greatest rivals, the Boston Celtics.
Of course, that rivalry dates back to the 1970s and 80s when the two franchises frequently did battle at the business end of the playoffs, but it has also been significantly reignited by postseason meetings between the teams in the last two seasons.
Many key cogs of the Celtics’ roster changed in the offseason, but there’s still a very strong chance that the Bucks and Celtics could square off for a third year in a row in the playoffs at the end of this campaign.
That undoubtedly adds an extra element of intrigue to this meeting between the first and third placed teams in the Eastern Conference at present, as if any extra ingredients needed to be added to what already looks to be an enticing matchup on paper.
With all of that in mind, let’s take a closer look at three key storylines worth considering ahead of this latest chapter in the Bucks-Celtics rivalry.