The second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs has been. Scheduled, and it includes a showdown between the conference’s top two teams. The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks will meet on the road, and despite their terrible second-round outcomes, they are still two of the league’s greatest teams.
The setting is set for a thrilling Eastern Conference Semifinals clash between the No. 2 Boston Celtics and the No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks.
Following their respective first-round victories, the Celtics and Bucks are on a collision path.
The Boston Celtics were the only club to sweep the first round, beating the Brooklyn Nets in a surprise four-game sweep. When it became evident that the Nets would be a Play-In Tournament team and a potential first-round opponent for one of the top two seeds at the conclusion of the season, teams sought to position themselves away from that prospective meeting.
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Boston elected to charge
Boston elected to charge headlong into the fray and emerge unscathed, comfortably dispatching Brooklyn. Jayson Tatum had a breakout series, establishing himself as one of the NBA’s best two-way players. While shutting out four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant, the 24-year-old averaged 29.5 points, 7.3 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game.
Schedule for the second round: Even if he isn’t. Tasked with guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo, Tatum will be put to the test once again in an attempt to outperform another superstar and maybe the greatest player in the world.
Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to a first-round sweep of the Chicago Bulls, advancing in five games. Milwaukee was led by the two-time MVP, who averaged 28.6 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.
When All-Star teammate Khris Middleton tore his left MCL in game 2, Antetokounmpo was. Compelled to step up even more than usual. Middleton has been. Called out for the remainder of the primary-spherical series, and his participation in the conference Semifinals remains uncertain.
Schedule for the second round: Will the Celtics’ winning streak continue? Will the reigning champions continue their quest for back-to-back titles?
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