On Christmas Day, the Celtics and the Bucks will meet for the third time this season.

Their first match required extra time to decide the outcome. Milwaukee played without superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo or Khris Middleton, but Boston also missed Jaylen Brown.

Grayson Allen added 21 points, including a decisive triple to send the game into overtime, while Bobby Portis added 22 points and Jrue Holiday had a double-double of 17 points and 13 assists. However, his efforts weren’t enough to break a season-high 38 points from Celtics guard Dennis Schroder and a 27-point, 11-rebound double-double by Jayson Tatum.

More recently, just two weeks ago, on December 13, these teams met almost in full force and the Celtics still took the win, taking both games of the series so far. This time, it was Tatum who stepped up to score 42 points, the most of the season, by scoring seven 3-pointers on the night.

It was Brown’s first game back after a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury and the All-Star guard added 19 points. Antetokounmpo had a relatively quiet night with just 20 points and eight rebounds, while Middleton had one of his worst games of the season, scoring just four points.

Will the defending champs be swept by Boston on their home court at the Fiserv Forum on the Christmas Day stage?

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What channel is Celtics vs. Bucks?

  • Television channel: ABC
  • Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | Sling tv

What time does Celtics vs. Bucks?

  • Date: Saturday December 25
  • Hour: 2:30 pm ET

Celtics 2021-22 Schedule

Date Adversary Time (ET) National television
Monday December 27 in Minnesota 8:00 pm NBA league pass
Wednesday December 29 against Clippers 7:30 pm NBA league pass
Friday, dec. 31 against suns 13:00 NBA league pass
Sunday January 2 vs. Orlando 6:00 pm NBA league pass
Wed, January 5 vs. San antonio 7:30 pm NBA league pass

2021-22 Bucks Schedule

Date Adversary Time (ET) National television
Tuesday, December 28 in orlando 7:00 pm NBA league pass
Thursday, Dec. 30 in orlando 7:00 pm NBA league pass
Sat, Jan one against New Orleans 6:30 pm NBA TV
Wed, Jan. 3 against Detroit 8:00 pm NBA league pass
Wed, January 5 against raptors 8:00 pm NBA league pass

NBA schedule for 2021-22

After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:

  • Changes deadline: Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
  • The regular season concludes: April 10th
  • Entrance tournament: April 12-15
  • The playoffs begin: April 16th
  • The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
  • NBA draft 2022: June 23