The Bucks dominated most of the match in this high tempo game. Khris Middleton led the Bucks to their first run – a 1 minute 7-0 push at the 6:52 mark in the 1st quarter scoring 5 points and setting the score at 22-8. The score was 36-20 after Wanamaker missed a jump shot ending the 1st quarter.
At the 12:00 mark in the 2nd quarter, the Bucks went on an 8-0 run fueled by 5 points by Bledsoe to set the score at 44-20. Walker scored a big three-pointer, cutting the Boston Celtics deficit to only 18 points as the score was 76-58 ending the 2nd quarter. With 5:16 left in the 3rd quarter.
Smart scored a big three-pointer, cutting the Celtics deficit to only 6 points. The Bucks went on a 10-0 run with 2:11 left in the 3rd quarter, in a 2-minute span making it 106-84. The score was 106-87 after Hayward scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Wanamaker, cutting the Celtics deficit to only 19 points ending the 3rd quarter.
The Bucks took their foot off the pedal in the 4th quarter. At the 10:35 mark in the 4th quarter, the Celtics went on an 8-0 run setting the score at 108-97. The Celtics went on an 8-0 run with 2:54 left in the 4th quarter, in a 1-minute span making it 125-119. Tatum missed a jump shot as the score was 128-123 to end the game.
Contributors for the Celtics: Kemba Walker had 40 points (14-of-23 from the field) and 11 rebounds. Marcus Smart contributed 24 points (6-of-15 from the field) and 5 threes made. Jayson Tatum contributed 17 points (8-of-20 shooting) and 7 rebounds. Daniel Theis contributed 12 points (5-of-8 shooting) and 10 rebounds.
Contributors for the Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo had 19 points (6-of-11 from the field). Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 32 points (11-of-22 FG), 7 assists and 17 rebounds. Brook Lopez had 16 points (6-of-10 from the field). Khris Middleton contributed 23 points (8-of-13 from the field) and 6 rebounds. George Hill had 13 points (4-of-6 FG). Eric Bledsoe contributed 9 points (2-of-9 FG). Both teams were at full strength today with no notable injuries.
The Bucks dropped the last matchup between the teams on the road. The Bucks will attempt to keep their momentum going having won 5 out of their last 5 games. The Celtics have won just 2 games out of their last 5.
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