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The Bucks and the Celtics will face off for the fourth time in this year’s playoffs later tonight. Milwaukee will try to take a step closer to the Conference Finals while Boston will attempt to tie the series.

Both teams are expected to be at almost full strength with a single player out on each squad. However, there is significant difference between the importance of these players.

The defending NBA champions will miss star guard Khris Middleton who suffered a left knee MCL sprain and is expected to miss the entire series.

Meanwhile, for the Celtics will be without small forward Sam Hauser who is listed as having a right shoulder instability episode.

He plays a small role on the roster though. Hauser appeared in just two playoff games this year – both of them in this series – and played a total of 4 minutes.

Ahead of tonight’s game, the Suns are considered favorites amongst bookmakers, with NBA lines site Betway pricing Milwaukee at 1.90 to beat the Mavericks. The NBA odds for Boston to win this game are at 2.00. Draw is 14.00.