Boston Survives a Late Scare to Take Down Milwaukee 122-119

The Boston Celtics survived a late surge from the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night, holding on for a 122-119 win.

After holding an 18-point advantage heading to the fourth, Boston allowed Milwaukee to get right back into it, cutting the lead to just 2 points with 20 seconds left. 

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum responded with some clutch free throws, and the Celtics managed to escape with the victory.
A balanced scoring attack was the story of the night for the Celtic offense, with 5 players scoring at least 17 points. 

Jayson Tatum led all scorers for Boston, tallying 31 points and 8 rebounds. JT did most of his damage in the 1st half before adding some clutch buckets down the stretch.

In what felt like an off night for Jaylen Brown compared to what we're used to lately, he still concluded his evening with 21 points and 8 rebounds. 

The guard duo of Derrick White (23 points, 8 assists) and Payton Pritchard (19 points, 6 rebounds) was outstanding in this one. Both guys knocked down some timely shots while adding great intensity on both ends of the floor. This game got close at the end, but the win is all that matters. Even without Giannis, the Bucks played with a chip on their shoulder and fought hard to get back into it, but the better team came out on top tonight.

Boston is now 11 games ahead of Milwaukee for the #1 seed with 13 games left in the regular season.

With that massive cushion in the standings, I expect the C's won't play all five starters on the same night again in the regular season as they prepare for a deep playoff run.

The Celtics next game will be Friday night in Detroit. Go Celtics!