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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Game 64: Celtics vs. Bucks

By Greg Payne

(46-17, 27-6 home)     -- vs. --     (26-38, 9-22 away)
at TD Garden, 6 p.m. | CSN, WEEI (850 AM)

PAYNE'S THREE THINGS TO WATCH
GAME PREVIEW (via Stats Inc.)
Beating the Celtics could put the Bucks in playoff position. Tenth in the East heading into the day, Milwaukee is just one half-game behind Indiana and Charlotte -- both of which play on the road Sunday.

"It's pretty ridiculous, isn't it?" center Andrew Bogut said.

There are plenty of reasons to doubt the Bucks can pull out a win at the TD Garden, though. Boston hasn't lost three straight since March 28-April 2, 2010, and it's responded to its four two-game skids this season with winning streaks of 14, four, four and three.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, has gone into a tailspin after its previous three-game winning streaks. The Bucks have followed with slides of five, three and four games.

They'll at least be healthier than they were a week ago against Boston. Bogut missed that game with a muscle strain in his ribcage, while Corey Maggette should be available after sitting out two games with a knee injury. Maggette was active Saturday, but coach Scott Skiles didn't play him.

Bogut's presence could be key. He's averaged 22.8 points and 13.3 rebounds in his last four games against the Celtics.

Read the full preview HERE.