Just another win for your Milwaukee Bucks. They ended up knocking off the Boston Celtics, 128-123.
The Bucks would get things rolling early on in this one, thanks in large part to Brook Lopez. His stroke was well intact throughout the opening minutes, as he connected on several consecutive threes. The rest of the starters would soon hit shots, and through the aid of a cold shooting Boston team, Milwaukee built up a 36-20 advantage after one.
Boston would simply continue to not have an answer for Milwaukee...nor would they find their shooting stroke. Meanwhile, the Bucks would. Their 3-point shooting exploded up into the 90 percent range. By the time halftime rolled around, they cracked open a 76-58 lead.
The Celtics would wake up from their slumber and finally find their shots to start the third. They’d eventually cut things to just six points at one point, but a 19-6 run by the Bucks would put kickstart things once again. Transitioning into the final quarter of play, Milwaukee hugged a 106-87 lead.
Milwaukee’s double-digit lead would be in danger throughout the fourth, but it never felt as if they were in any real danger of relinquishing the lead — until super late. Boston would chisel it down to four points in the waning seconds, but couldn’t get enough momentum to get over the hump. In the end, the ones who were really sweating were those with money on the line, as the game closed at Bucks -11. When it was all said and done, the Bucks earned a 128-123 victory.
Stat That Stood Out
I mean, I have to go with the Bucks and their blazing shooting. I’m starting to type this right now at the end of the third period, and they’re at 106 points, despite an off-shooting quarter. Up and down the box score, the contributions were felt, especially from beyond the arc. Brook Lopez went 3-of-5. Donte Divincenzo went 4-of-6 (and a career high 19 points!). George Hill went 3-of-3. Khris Middleton with 3-of-5. We all know how difficult this team is to beat, but when they shot like they did tonight, good luck.