2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round (Game 6): Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks April 26, 2018 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Boston Celtics will face the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Boston holds a 3-2 series lead and has a chance to close out Milwaukee on the road. Game time is set at 8PM ET at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Closing out a series is a tough one to do, doing it on the road makes is doubly hard. Boston must bring again a huge defensive effort to contain Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo. Celtics' Marcus Smart returned in Game 5 an anchored the team's defensive assignment. He brought his toughness, unselfishness and tenacity after missing six weeks due to a thumb injury.

Milwaukee will pin its hopes to their home fans as their sixth man as they try to tie and extend the series into Game 7. Giannis Antetokounmpo has realized that he must exert more effort to lead his team if they want to win Game 6. Interim coach Joe Prunty could not asked for a better performance for Giannis Antetokounmpo but encourage his whole team to have better all-around effort in Game 6.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Milwaukee Bucks as a 5.5-point favorite to win Game 6 and push the NBA Playoffs series to Game 7.