Eric Bledsoe & Pat Connaughton out versus the Celtics

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With just 24 hours remaining until the Milwaukee Bucks open up their seeding games against the Boston Celtics, they have announced both Eric Bledsoe and Patrick Connaughton will not be suiting up.

The Bucks currently hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference, sitting 6.5 games clear of second-placed Toronto Raptors. It remains to be seen if either of the duo will participate in the upcoming seeding games, or if these absences will be short-lived.

With the likes of Giannis Antetekoumpo and Khris Middleton in their ranks, it’s almost certain the Bucks will still pose a threat on a nightly basis.

Eric Bledsoe has missed sporadic playing time this season already, however, with Connaughton also out, the Bucks will be relying on the likes of Donte DiVincenzo and Wesley Matthews to keep the offense ticking over.

Opening tip-off for the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics is on Friday, July 31st at 6:30pm ET.