MILWAUKEE — The Rondo-less Celtics will try to get a second consecutive win tonight against the Bucks as the two teams face each other for the third time in a month. The Celtics lost to Milwaukee in their opener in a game the Bucks totally dominated on Nov. 2. Eight days later, the Celtics came to Bradley Center and eked out a 96-92 win behind some key free throws from Kevin Garnett.
BOSTON CELTICS (9-7)
PG Courtney Lee
SG Jason Terry
SF Paul Pierce
PF Brandon Bass
C Kevin Garnett
MILWAUKEE BUCKS (7-7)
PG Brandon Jennings
SG Monta Ellis
SF Marquis Daniels
PF John Henson
C Ekpe Udoh
Officials: Marc Davis, Bennie Adams, Haywoode Workman
Game time: 8:30 p.m.
TV/Radio: Comcast Sportsnet / WEEI
• Rookie John Henson from North Carolina did not play in the first two meetings but now he is in Milwaukee’s starting lineup, averaging 6.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1 blocked shot.
• Ersan Ilyasova has been relegated to the bench after signing a five-year deal in the offseason. He did not play in Friday’s loss to Minnesota
• Courtney Lee will start for Rondo, who is eligible to return to the club for Wednesday’s home game with Minnnesota.
• (UPDATE) Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles pulled Samuel Dalembert and Tobias Harris out of the starting lineup and replaced them with former Celtic Marquis Daniels and Ekpe Udoh.