Bucks winning streak continues, beat Celtics 86-84Wisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Bucks escaped with an 86-to-84 home win over Boston last night. The Bucks were down by four at the half, and they fought back with a 14-2 run late in the game.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks escaped with an 86-to-84 home win over Boston last night. The Bucks were down by four at the half, and they fought back with a 14-2 run late in the game.
Paul Pierce missed a shot at the last second that would have sent it to overtime. Boston ended a four-game winning streak. The Bucks won their fourth straight, and the 10th-in-their-last-11. Andrew Bogut had 25 points, 17 rebounds, and four blocked shots.
Carlos Delfino battled flu-like symptoms and took I-V fluids before the game – but he still had 19 points and eight rebounds. Bucks’ guard Jerry Stackhouse missed the game with a strained left hamstring.
Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 20 points and six assists. Kevin Garnett had 14 points and 10 boards in the middle for Boston, which remains third in the Eastern Conference at 40-22.
The Bucks improved to 21-9 at home and 34-29 overall. And they solidified their hold on the number-five playoff spot in the East, as they now lead sixth-place Toronto by a game-and-a-half. The Bucks will host Utah on Friday night.