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Bucks vs Celtics Pregame Notes

InsideHoops.com
November 1, 2018

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Bucks vs Celtics Pregame Notes On Thursday, November 1, the Milwaukee Bucks (7-0) hit the road to play the Boston Celtics (5-2). The game is on national TV (TNT). Here are a few quick team notes to skim-read before action begins:

BUCKS NOTES

After defeating the previously unbeaten Toronto Raptors on Monday, the Bucks have tied the best start in franchise history at 7-0, joining the 1971-72 team that also started the season 7-0. No team in Bucks history has begun a season 8-0.

Milwaukee’s current seven-game winning streak is its longest win streak since winning eight consecutive games during the 2001-02 season (1/8-1/21).

The Bucks have won each of their last six games by 10+ points, marking their longest such streak since the 1985 season. Milwaukee is one of only four teams in NBA history to start a season 7-0 and have six of those seven wins come by 10+ points. The Bucks are currently leading the league with a 15.9 points per game differential this season.

It took the Bucks 47 games last season to tally their sixth win of the season by 10+ points, but did this in only seven games this season.

Milwaukee is one of only two teams (New Orleans) this season to score 110+ points in each of its games. Should the Bucks score over 110 points tonight against the Celtics, it’d be the first time the Bucks have scored 110+ points in eight straight games since 1986.

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer is one of four coaches in NBA history to begin a season 7-0 in his first season with a team.

Milwaukee has made a franchise-record-tying 19 threes in two of its last three games (10/29 vs. TOR, 10/26 at MIN) and has made at least 10 3-pointers in each game this season. The Bucks are currently first in the NBA averaging 15.6 threes per game so far this season.

CELTICS NOTES

Jayson Tatum netted a team-high 23 points against Philadelphia on Oct. 16 in the C’s first game of the season.

At the age of 20 years, 227 days, Tatum became the youngest player in franchise history to record 20 or more points in the season opener... the previous record was held by Jaylen Brown who recorded 25 points in last year’s season opener against Cleveland on Oct. 17, 2017... Brown was 20 years, 357 days old at the time of last year’s season opener.

Marcus Morris recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds in the first game of the season against Philadelphia on Oct. 16... He became the first Celtics player to record a double-double off of the bench in the season opener since Brandon Bass on Dec. 25, 2011.

On Tuesday, the Celtics finished off a home and home set with the Pistons by holding on to a 108-105 win at the Garden…Kyrie Irving netted a season-high 31 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists while Jayson Tatum scored 16 points and pulled down six boards... Marcus Morris added 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds... The Pistons were led by Blake Griffin and his double-double effort of 24 points and a game-high 15 rebounds... Andre Drummond also recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds... Ish Smith added 13 points off of the bench.