Bucks comeback to spoil Celtics opening night
The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks played what ended up being a tight one at the TD Garden on Friday night. The Celtics dominated much of the game, but the Bucks came back to steal it 105-98. The Celtics lead was in the 20's much of the night, but the Bucks dominated the 4th quarter 34-15, led by Zaza Pachulia. Pachulia had 20 points, he was one of four bench players for the Bucks in double figures.
One thing we learned is Vitor Faverani is no joke. Vitor posted a final line of 12 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks and was by far the most impressive Celtic. Brandon Bass led the scoring with 17 points and also managed to grab nine boards.
Bass and Faverani were two of six Celtics to score in double figures along with Gerald Wallace (14), Courtney Lee (13), Jeff Green (13) and Jared Sullinger (10).
The Celtics actually out rebounded (52-41) and out shot (44.7% - 41.7%) the Bucks, but still allowed the game to get away in the final seconds. Yikes, not a good finish to what opened up as a great looking game for the C's on the night they celebrate the Bill Russel statue going up in City Plaza.
The Celtics are now 0-2 on the young season. Next they face off on the road against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at 6 P.M.
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