The Boston Celtics, despite holding the second seed in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs, face the pressure of a Game 7 on Saturday, when they must defeat the seventh-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in order to advance to the conference semifinals in a game that will live stream from Boston on April 28. Milwaukee has been led into the decisive game by their 23-year old burgeoning superstar, Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo, who has topped 30 points in three of the series' first six games.
The injury-hampered Celtics got their defensive specialist Marcus Smart back from a hand injury in Game 5, but their own superstar and team leader Kyrie Irving — who averaged 24.4 points per game in the regular season, good for eighth in the NBA — remains sidelined with a knee malady and has been ruled out of the playoffs altogether.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Eastern Conference first-round Game 7, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 5 p.m. Pacific, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, April 28.
In the history of the NBA there have been 128 playoff series that went to a seventh game. Of those, the road team has won only 26 times or about one of every five. But none of those 26 teams was the Milwaukee Bucks, who have never won a playoff Game 7 on the road in their 50-season history.
For Boston, perhaps as a result of an injury-riddled season that saw Irving miss 22 games in the regular season, Smart miss 28 and power forward Al Horford sit out for 12 games, rookie Jayson Tatum — the 2017 No. 3 overall draft pick out of Duke University, who just turned 20-years-old on March 3 — has been the most reliable player on the team, at least in terms of playing time. Tatum started 80 of the 82 regular season games, as well as all six playoff games so far.
Tatum averaged 18.8 points per game in the regular season and has topped that total in three of the six playoff games, with a high of 22 in Game 6, despite the Celtics dropping that game by 11 points, leading into Saturday's Game 7.
But the decisive factor in every game so far has been three-point shooting, with the team that shoots better from behind the stripe taking the victory in all six games. In the first two games of the series, the Celtics shot 42.3 percent and 41.9 percent from three-point range, winning both. They will likely need to regain that form to take Game 7, and the series, at home.
To watch the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Eastern Conference first-round Game 7 matchup live stream online from the 19,500-seat TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, access the streaming video provided by Watch TNT at this link, or by downloading the Watch TNT app to watch a live stream on mobile devices. Watch TNT also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Bucks vs. Celtics showdown streaming live to their TV sets.
For fans who want to stream the Milwaukee-Boston Game 7 confrontation for free without cable login credentials, a feed from TNT Overtime will also stream at the above link, or on most mobile devices. TNT Overtime allows fans to choose and switch between any one of four camera angles on the game, or to watch all four simultaneously in a mosaic view.
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