Celtics: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins
Bucks: Brandon Jennings, Carlos Delfino, Ersan Ilyasova, Luc Mbah a Moute, Andrew Bogut
Health Check: For the Celtics, forward Glen Davis (thumb) and guard/forward Marquis Daniels (hand/wrist) are both out.
For the Bucks, guard Michael Redd (knee) and forward Joe Alexander (hamstring) are both out.
Keep It In Mind: Brandon Jennings has shot less than 50 percent from the field in every Bucks loss this season.
Who's Hot: For the Celtics, Kevin Garnett has made 41 of his last 52 shots (78.8 percent).
For the Bucks, Jennings scored 24 in the Bucks' loss in Cleveland on Sunday.
Who's Not: For the Celtics, Ray Allen was just 4-11 against Oklahoma City last Friday and finished with 11 points.
For the Bucks, Andrew Bogut shot just 3-11 and finished with only seven points against the Cavaliers on Sunday.
Key Matchup: Rajon Rondo vs. Brandon Jennings
Honorable Mention: Kendrick Perkins vs. Andrew Bogut and Ray Allen vs. Carlos Delfino
Skinny: During the Celtics' four-game road swing, opponents averaged just 20.5 points in the first quarter, which was pivotal to Boston' success. That attention to defensive detail would serve dividends tonight, especially on the part of Rondo, who would do well to disrupt Jennings early and keep him out of rhythm throughout the game. Jennings will take a lot of shots (19.1 field goal attempts per game this season for the rookie), but as mentioned before, his shooting percentage in losses is rather abysmal, so keeping him out of an offensive groove should bea point of emphasis.
Boston could have its hands full on the boards, as Milwaukee enters tonight's game fifth in the league in total team rebounds, while Boston is still ranked 29th. Perkins, Garnett, Shelden Williams and Rasheed Wallace need to be on their rebounding games in order to limit extra Milwaukee possessions and easy transition baskets.