Celtics beat Bucks for the first time this year: 108-100
Sullinger struggled with his shot tonight. (Photo credit: Jared Wickerman/Getty Images)
Before tonight, Bucks had 3 wins this year of which two came against the Celtics. However, the Celtics were able to turn their fortunes around in TD Garden in a cat-and-mouse chase type of game as the Bucks came close to taking the lead a few times in the final quarter, but their comeback attempt always fell short. Crawford (23 points, 5 assists) and Lee's (11 points on 5-7 shooting) performances have played a role in that.
Everyone except for Sullinger shot around 50% tonight which was a pleasant note; and all the starters scored in double digits. Green came second in that department after Crawford with 18 points, and he had 5 rebounds and 3 assists to go with that. Bass, Sullinger and Humphries crashed the boards well for a total of 25 rebounds (Bass with 9, the other two with 8), and the Celtics outrebounded the Bucks by 7.
The Celtics improved to 8-12 with this victory, and oh boy, they lead the Atlantic Division for now because the Eastern Conference sucks so much. Wow.