The first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs is drawing towards a close, with the full schedule for the second round almost complete.
The Eastern Conference picture is starting to take shape, with the top four seeds all booking their place in the second round of action in a rather convincing style.
The two favourites for the Eastern Conference title will meet in the second round, as the No.2 seed the Boston Celtics come up against the No.3 seed the Milwaukee Bucks.
Here is everything that you need to know ahead of the hotly anticipated series.
The series will begin this Sunday (May 1st) when the Boston Celtics welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to TD Gardens.
The earliest that the series could end is Tuesday, May 9th. That is if either team manages to complete a 4-0 series sweep.
The full series schedule is as follows:
- Game 1 (Boston) - Sunday, May 1
- Game 2 (Boston) - Tuesday, May 3
- Game 3 (Milwaukee) - Saturday, May 7
- Game 4 (Milwaukee) - Monday, May 9
- Game 5 (Boston) - Wednesday, May 11
- Game 6 (Milwaukee) - Friday, May 13
- Game 7 (Boston) - Sunday, May 15
How to Watch Celtics vs Bucks (UK/US)
The US coverage of this second-round series will be split across a number of different sports platforms, which can be found below:
- Game 1 - ABC
- Game 2 - TNT
- Game 3 - ABC
- Game 4 - TNT
- Game 5 - TNT
- Game 6 - ESPN
- Game 7 TBC
The broadcasters for the final three games will be announced if required.
This series looks to be the most exciting of the four on offer in the second round of the playoffs, with the Eastern Conference favourites coming up against the reigning champions.
The Boston Celtics made light work of the underwhelming Brooklyn Nets in the first round, completing a series sweep of the pre-season favourites in convincing fashion.
The Bucks also cruised their way into the second round, courtesy of a 4-1 victory in their series against the Chicago Bulls.
The Celtics will be boosted by the return of Robert Williams III, who came through Games 3 & 4 unscathed following surgery, they will also have the home-court advantage in the series.
The Celtics have been the best team in the NBA over the last three months, and they'll ride that momentum all the way to the NBA Finals.
RealSport Predicts - Celtics in 6