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NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Boston



(Tuesday, December 3rd)

Final Score: Boston 108, Milwaukee 100

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Crawford had a game-high 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 points and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak against the Milwaukee Bucks with a 108-100 win at TD Garden.

Brandon Bass netted 16, while Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger tallied 15 and 12 points, respectively, as every Boston starter scored in double figures.

O.J. Mayo paced Milwaukee with 19 points and Brandon Knight scored 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting in the loss.

Milwaukee snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 92-85 win against Boston on Saturday, but couldn't secure the second leg of the home-and-home.

"The bottom line is they did make plays down the stretch and some timely shots," said Milwaukee head coach Larry Drew.

Courtney Lee and Crawford scored the Celtics' first 17 points of the fourth quarter to extend the Boston lead to 86-74 following Crawford's jumper with 6:28 remaining to play.

Milwaukee used an 11-4 spurt later in the quarter to cut the deficit to 90-87 after a pair of free throws from John Henson.

From that point, the Celtics answered with an 8-2 spurt in a 1:11 span to regain a comfortable 98-89 advantage.

Milwaukee, however, didn't go away as Knight hit a trey that got the Bucks back within three at 99-96 with 1:10 left.

Sullinger answered with a step-back jumper as the shot clock expired that proved to break the back of Milwaukee and seal the win.

When speaking of his final jumper, Sullinger said, "Honestly, it was a double team. I was just trying to escape the double team and I seen a little daylight so stepped back and just shot the shot."

Early on, Green buried a triple with just over nine minutes left in the first that ignited a 14-3 run to give the Celtics a 22-9 lead. Milwaukee, however, chipped away and trailed 28-23 after one.

The Boston lead swelled to as many as 15 in the second but the Bucks closed the half on an 11-3 spurt to pull within seven, 48-41, at the break.

Green and Bass accounted for 19 of Boston's 21 points in the third, helping the Celtics to a 69-63 lead heading to the final frame.

Game Notes

Two of Milwaukee's three wins this season have come against Boston ... These two teams wrap up the season series on Feb. 10 in Milwaukee ... Khris Middleton scored 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting for the Bucks ... Milwaukee bested Boston with a 40-36 margin for points in the paint and had a 14-10 advantage on the fastbreak ... Milwaukee will host Detroit on Wednesday while the Celtics welcome Denver to TD Garden on Friday.

12/04 01:47:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
Final
BOS 101
GSW 106
Final
IND 94
PHI 74
Final
SAC 99
POR 110
Final
LAL 101
OKC 108
Final
DEN 92
NOP 99
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
Final
WAKE 69
PITT 66
Final
STAN 70
OREG 73
Final
OSU 65
PURD 61
Final
COL 87
ARST 81
 
2nd
UCLA 53
WASU 49
 
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
Final
PIT 5
CLB 3
Final
FLA 4
TAM 3
Final
WAS 4
TOR 0
Final
DAL 1
ANA 3
2nd
VAN 3
STL 2