Milwaukee improves to 3-14 on the season with two of those wins being against the Celtics. Tonight they beat the C’s 92 - 85.
After blowing out the Cavs on Friday night, the Celtics rode a wave of momentum into tonight’s game and capitalized from the opening tip. By the end of the first quarter, Vitor Faverani and Jared Sullinger combined for 15 points, were putting on a pick-and-roll clinic, and despite having a short front line, faired very well against the Bucks’ bigs.
Heading into halftime, Milwaukee made it competitive outscoring the Celtics 28-14. The backcourt of Brandon Knight and O.J. Mayo chipped in 24 of their 47 points. They proved to be pushing the Bucks in the right direction, as Milwaukee held the lead and closed out the third quarter with a 7-point lead, 70-63.
As the 4th quarter got underway, the Bucks refused to cool off and maintained their lead through the end of the of game with stellar play by O.J. Mayo (22 points), Brandon Knight (20 points), and rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo (10 points; and a team high +/- ranking of +16).
Despite the loss, the C’s played a great first half and we saw solid contributions from Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger, who is emerging as a force to be reckoned with on this Celtics team. Sullinger ended with 21 points, 14 rebounds, and was a team high +9 +/-.
We also had Boguns and Brooks sightings tonight, with Brooks chipping in 4 points. Say what you want about the former Friar, but he was +5 on the floor tonight. Jeff Green was +4.
To check out the full box score please click here.
The Celtics are back in action in a rematch against the Bucks, their third match up of the season, this Tuesday December 3rd in Boston.
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Source: Yahoo Sports
Padraic O'Connor 11/30/2013 11:28:00 PM Tweet