Boston's starting backcourt, Rajon Rondo (knee) and Avery Bradley (ankle,) both sat out the game to rest the injuries. Phil Pressey and Gerald Wallace filled in as the starters. But no matter, Jeff Green got hot in the second half and carried the Celts to victory.
Green finished with a game high 29 points and was one of five Celtics in double figures. Kelly Olynyk put together a solid night as well with 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Jared Sullinger posted his sixth consecutive double-double despite struggling most of the night, he finished with 13 points and 10 boards. Pressey was solid stepping in at point guard for Rondo, he ended up with 13 to go along with six assists.
Brandon Knight led the Bucks with 22 points, five boards and four helpers. John Henson also had a good game dropping 16 of his own. but rolled and ankle late in the game and limped off the floor.
Boston got off to another slow start in the first half, but unlike Sunday night, the C's picked up the energy in the second half and took control. Green and Olynyk led the charge late in what ended up being an easy Celtic win.
Stat of the night: Impossible-not-to-like Chris Johnson played 24 minutes and ended up being a game high +25 in the +/- category.
The Celtics will play their final game before the All-Star break on Wednesday night, when they host the San Antonio Spurs at the Garden.
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