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- The Bucks will play with barely over half of their active roster Wednesday, as Luc Mbah A Moute, Ersan Ilyasova, and Ekpe Udoh will not play due to leg injuries, joining a long list of over six players out for the visitors.
- With Milwaukee incredibly shorthanded on the front line, rookies Jon Leuer and Tobias Harris will get their second consecutive start in the frontcourt. Harris made the most of his opportunity for extended minutes last night, finishing with 15 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
- The Celtics are still fighting for home-court advantage in the first round against Atlanta, as they trail the Hawks by just one game in the standings for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, but hold the tiebreaker against them. In order to earn that fourth spot, Boston will need to beat Milwaukee tonight, and hope Dallas beats the Hawks in Atlanta.
- Boston’s main priority has been getting its entire roster healthy over the past week and they appear to be closer to doing that as Rajon Rondo (back), Mickael Pietrus (knee), and Kevin Garnett (hip) will return to the action after missing games over the past week. Greg Stiemsma (foot) and Ray Allen (ankle) will remain sidelined, but Doc Rivers expects both players to be back in action for the start of the postseason. Allen’s ankle injury is the biggest question mark for the team, as he has missed nine straight games, but Rivers called him “probable” for Game 1 vs. Atlanta.
- The Celtics will start their first-round series against the Hawks on Sunday.
– Brian Robb