What channel is Bucks vs. Celtics on today? Game 3 TV schedule, live streams, start time for 2022 NBA Playoff game

The Boston Celtics are back.

After losing in blowout fashion in Game 1, the Celtics showcased why they’ve been anointed championship contenders by dominating the Milwaukee Bucks in a resounding Game 2 victory. The second-round series is now all tied up at 1-1. 

Boston entered Game 2 with a totally different energy. Back was the team that swept the Brooklyn Nets in the first round. And that team exerted their will right from the jump against Milwaukee as the Celtics never trailed the entire game. 

That elite defense from the regular season and the first round? It was back, disrupting Milwaukee’s offense and making life difficult for Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Even with Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart sidelined with an injury, Boston’s defense remained elite. Grant Williams, Al Horford and Robert Williams III were especially key, stalling Antetokounmpo’s inside game (11-of-27 from the field) and preventing Milwaukee from getting anything at the rim. 

Even on offense the Celtics couldn’t be stopped. Boston was an efficient machine, shooting 47.5 percent from the field and a whopping 46.5 percent from 3. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum led Boston, combining to score 59 of the team’s 109 points.

It was quite the all-around performance from Boston. Now, Milwaukee will have to figure out how to bounce back from such a disheartening loss. Luckily for the Bucks, they’re heading home to Milwaukee and have a couple days off to reassess and prime themselves for a pivotal Game 3 on Saturday. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Bucks vs. Celtics, including a full schedule for the second-round series.

What channel is Bucks vs. Celtics Game 3 on?

  • Date: Saturday, May 7
  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live streaming: Sling TV

Game 3 of the second-round series between the Bucks and Celtics will be broadcast on ABC. 

The game can be live streamed on Sling TV.

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What time does Bucks vs. Celtics Game 3 start?

  • Date: Saturday, May 7
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. PT

The Bucks and Celtics will battle in Game 3 on Saturday, May 7. The game will tip off shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET and be played at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI.

Bucks vs. Celtics series schedule

Here is the full schedule for the second-round series between the Bucks and Celtics:

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
May 1 Game 1: Bucks 101, Celtics 89 1:00 p.m. TNT
May 3 Game 2: Celtics 109, Bucks 86 7:00 p.m. TNT
May 7 Game 3 3:30 p.m. ABC
May 9 Game 4 7:30 p.m. TNT
May 11 Game 5 TBD TNT
May 13 Game 6* TBD ESPN
May 16 Game 7* TBD TNT

*if necessary