8 a.m. ET: The Celtics have just about had enough of the Milwaukee Bucks.
The pesky Bucks and their lightning-fast backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis have caused all sorts of problems for the Celtics this season. The Bucks (13-11) have won two of three meetings already against the C’s (13-12), and they had a run of five wins in six games before they fell to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
After slow starts — due to shortage of playing time or plain old poor play — Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders have turned it on of late, which could be bad news for Boston. Ilyasova has given the Celtics trouble with his energy on defense and on the glass, and Sanders is the league’s leading shot-blocker at just over three rejections per game.
Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.