(2011-12 statistics)

 When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at TD Garden

 TV, radio: CSN, WEEI (93.7)

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 Scoring: Monta Ellis 20.4, Brandon Jennings 19.1, Drew Gooden 13.7.

 Rebounds: Ersan Ilyasova 8.8, Gooden 6.5, Luc Mbah a Moute 5.3.

 Assists: Ellis 6.0, Jennings 5.5, Beno Udrih 3.8.

 Head to head: This is the first of four meetings. The Celtics were 3-0 against the Bucks last season.

 Miscellany: Ellis struggled in the preseason, going 3 for 24 from the field . . . Jennings has started 209 of the 211 games he has played for the Bucks, averaging 16.8 points, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.8 3-pointers per game in his three years in the league . . . Ilyasova, a Turkish forward, is expected to start Friday night.