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The NBA Playoffs continue Tuesday night with a pair of games in the Eastern Conference followed by a single Western Conference matchup. All three games feature favorites who lost the openers and are looking to rebound on home court.

Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors (-7.5, 193)

Bucks lead series 1-0

ABOUT THE BUCKS (43-40 SU, 37-46 ATS, 41-40-2 O/U): The Bucks didn't look like a team that lost 13 of their past 15 regular-season games to the Raptors when it carried play and produced a 97-83 victory in the opener. The series is seen as a time for the 22-year Antetokounmpo to shine and he did that by making 13-of-18 shots, collecting eight rebounds and playing his typical team-style brand of basketball. "I'm going to find open guys," Antetokounmpo told reporters. "If I start thinking about who they're going to put on me, it's not going to work. I don't even think about who they're going to put on me." Rookie guard Malcolm Brogdon contributed 16 points and made four 3-point baskets in Game 1 while center Greg Monroe contributed 14 points and 15 rebounds off the bench.

ABOUT THE RAPTORS (51-32 SU, 45-37-1 ATS, 44-39 O/U): The Game 1 defeat pushes the third-seeded Raptors in recognizable territory as they have dropped eight consecutive playoff series openers. All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry missed all six 3-point attempts and tallied just four points in the opener as he continues to be a dismal performer in the postseason. Lowry experienced major shooting issues last year while finishing at 30.4 percent from long range in 20 games and he was already surly with reporters while claiming it is time for some of his teammates to step up. "That's one thing about the playoffs, teams are gonna game plan for me and DeMar," Lowry told reporters. "We gotta figure out ways to make tough shots or everybody else gotta help us. We gotta get other guys to get even more open looks."

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LINE HISTORY: The Raptors opened as 7.5-point home favorites for Game 2 and the total hit the board at 193. Check out the complete line history here.

INJURY REPORT:

Bucks - PF J. Parker (Out For Season, knee).

Raptors - PF S. Ibaka (Probable, ankle).

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TRENDS:

* Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic.
* Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
* Under is 6-0-1 in Bucks last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic.
* Under is 7-1 in Raptors last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games.
* Favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

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Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics (-7, 205.5)

Bulls lead series 1-0

ABOUT THE BULLS (41-41 SU, 43-40 ATS, 33-49-1 O/U): Chicago had a 53-36 rebounding advantage and hauled in 20 on the offensive end, including 16 in the first half. Jimmy Butler scored 23 of his 30 points in the second half and helped guard Thomas down the stretch. Bobby Portis provided a huge lift for Chicago off the bench in Game 1 by recording 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots in 29 minutes. "He was one of our new, young guys that hasn't had any playoff experience that I wasn't worried about," coach Fred Hoiberg told the media. "Because he's going to go out there and play with unbelievable confidence, he's going to play with swagger, he's just a kid that's going to go out there and lay it on the line." Veteran Dwyane Wade had 11 points and six assists in his fourth game back from an elbow injury and he will move into the top 25 in NBA history when he plays in his 168th career playoff game Tuesday.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (53-29 SU, 40-41-2 ATS, 40-39-4 O/U): Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics will try to rebound from an emotional Game 1 loss when they continue their Eastern Conference first-round series with the visiting Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Hours after learning that his sister died in a car accident in Washington, Thomas bravely led the Celtics with 33 points, but his team was dominated inside as the Bulls stole the opener 106-102 on Easter Sunday. Coach Brad Stevens told reporters that he would let Thomas decide whether he wants to play Game 2 or be with family in Washington, stating: "Whatever he needs to do, he needs to do, and we'll help in any way." Regardless of the status of their leader, Boston needs more of a support system on the court, as six reserves combined to score 22 points on 8-of-22 shooting in Game 1. Starting forward Jae Crowder, who scored at least 11 points in 13 of his final 14 regular-season games, was limited to nine while shooting 4-for-12 on Sunday.

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LINE HISTORY: The Celtics opened as six-point home favorites for Game 2 and that spread was quickly bet up to -7 by Monday night. The total hit the board at 205 and currently sits at 205.5. Check out the complete line history here.

INJURY REPORT:

Bulls - No injuries to report.

Celtics - PG I. Thomas (Probable, personal).

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TRENDS:

* Bulls are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
* Celtics are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.
* Over is 6-0 in Bulls last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
* Over is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 Tuesday games.
* Home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

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Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers (-9, 195.5)

Jazz lead series 1-0

ABOUT THE JAZZ (52-31 SU, 37-42-4 ATS, 42-41 O/U): Veteran reserve Joe Johnson's buzzer-beater lifted the Jazz to a 97-95 victory in the opener of the best-of-seven set as the squad overcame a difficult injury. Center Rudy Gobert, whose breakout season helped Utah return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012, suffered a knee injury on the opening possession of the contest, leaving his status for the rest of the series in doubt. Forward Derrick Favors was summoned off the bench when Gobert was hurt and he - along with Johnson - should see an uptick in minutes with the team's big man sidelined. Favors finished with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting in 32 minutes while Johnson was the team's top scorer with 21 points on 9-of-14. It will take a committee approach on the boards without Gobert - who was fourth in the NBA in rebounding (12.8) during the regular season - and All-Star forward Gordon Hayward did his part with 10 rebounds in Game 1, his best single-game total since Dec. 21.

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (51-32 SU, 40-42-1 ATS, 44-38-1 O/U): The Clippers were forced to wrestle with the loss of home-court advantage and know that they can ill afford to go back to Utah down 2-0 in the series.Los Angeles is insisting there is no need to panic following the Game 1 loss, and its own playoff history is helping the players understand that it's a long haul. "A lot of guys have played enough playoff games to know it's truly a series," forward Blake Griffin told the Los Angeles Times. "Everybody says that. But we've been up 2-0 several times and lost a series [to Portland]. We've been up 3-1 and lost a series [to Houston]. We've lost a first game and won a series. So it doesn't really matter, you know?" Griffin scored a game-high 26 points and center DeAndre Jordan had 10 and 15 boards, but the Clippers struggled to free up their shooters, as guards J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford combined for 15 points on 7-of-19 shooting, including 1-of-7 from 3-point range.

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LINE HISTORY: The Clippers opened as 7.5-point home favorites for Game 2 but that line was bumped to -9 after Gobert's status was confirmed. The total opened at 196.5 and dropped a full point to 195.5. Check out the complete line history here.

INJURY REPORT:

Jazz - PG R. Neto (Questionable, ankle), C R. Gobert (Out, knee).

Clippers - PG A. Rivers (Out, hamstring), C D. Stone (Out Indefinitely, knee).

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TRENDS:

* Jazz are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
* Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
* Under is 5-0 in Jazz last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games.
* Under is 14-3 in Clippers last 17 games playing on 2 days rest.
* Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.

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