NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 15th (All times eastern)
Boston Celtics (8-2) at Milwaukee Bucks (5-5), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Celtics will hit the road tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
Boston went 2-1 on a three-game homestand and had a six-game winning streak stopped with Friday's 94-85 loss to the Denver Nuggets at TD Banknorth Garden. Carmelo Anthony finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead Denver.
Ray Allen led all scorers with 26 points in Boston's first home loss of the season. The defending champion Celtics had won their first five in Beantown.
Paul Pierce added 19 points while Kevin Garnett ended with 16 and nine boards for Boston, which hadn't lost since November 1 at Indiana.
Milwaukee has won two straight since dropping three in a row, and recorded a 101-96 victory in overtime at Memphis on Friday.
Richard Jefferson had 26 points and 10 rebounds at FedEx Forum and rookie Luc Richard Mbah a Moute started in place of the injured Charlie Villanueva and contributed 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks.
Ramon Sessions came off the bench to score 20 points and Andrew Bogut finished with 12 and 15 rebounds. Bucks guard Michael Redd (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game while Villanueva (hamstring) is doubtful.
The Celtics defeated the Bucks, 101-89, on November 7 this season at TD Banknorth Garden. They have won five straight overall in this series and two in a row at the Bradley Center.
11/15 10:41:43 ET