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Brandon Jennings buried a wide open three with 24 seconds left to give Milwaukee a 90-88 lead, and the Bucks held on for a 91-88 victory when Paul Pierce and Jason Terry both missed long three point attempts just before the final buzzer.

Boston began the night with a 17-0 run, holding Milwaukee scoreless for the first five and a half minutes of the game.  The Celtics led 27-11 after the opening period, the fewest points the C's have allowed in a quarter all season.  Unfortunately they followed it up with their worst defensive frame of the year, getting outscored 36-21 in the second, and leading by just a single point at halftime (48-47).  The Bucks took their first lead of the game (51-50) shortly after the start of the second half, and after 3 quarters it was tied at 69.

The Celtics led 88-85 with 1:44 to go after Pierce and Jeff Green hit back to back three pointers, but Boston failed to score for the rest of the night.

Center Larry Sanders had a monster game in a reserve role for the Bucks, putting up 18 points, 16 rebounds, and 5 blocks.  Old friend Marquis Daniels got a rare start, logging 8 points and 5 assists in 36 minutes.  Monta Ellis also added 17 points and 7 assists for Milwaukee.

Green had his second big evening in a row off the bench for Boston, following up his 19 points in 23 minutes on Friday with 18 points (again in 23 min) on 8-11 shooting.  With Rajon Rondo serving the second game of his suspension, Jason Terry posted a season high 11 assists.  Paul Pierce led the C's with 19 points, but shot just 6-16 from the floor.

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Mark Vandeusen 12/01/2012 11:05:00 PM Edit
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