Celtics Beat Bucks 122-113 in Overtime with Giannis Scratched – CBS Boston

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BOSTON (AP) – Dennis Schröder scored a season-high 38 points – in eight overtimes – and the Boston Celtics took advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s absence to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 122-113 on Friday night.

Jayson Tatum scored 27 points with 11 rebounds for Boston, which has won four out of five since the season’s 2-5 opener.

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Jrue Holiday added 17 points and 13 assists while Bobby Portis added 22 points. Grayson Allen scored 21 points and had a pair of 3-pointers in the final 73 seconds to send the game into overtime.

Robert Williams III had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Marcus Smart had 12 of his 19 points in the third quarter as the Celtics turned the four-point lead into a seven-point lead in the third quarter.

Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, was scratched about 90 minutes before the game with a sprained right ankle. Pat Connaughton, a native of the suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts, started as the Bucks lost for the sixth time in their last nine games and scored 15 points.

It included 22 leadership changes and eight draws in the first 30 minutes before Boston went 13-2 to take a double-digit lead by one point.

He was 106-100 with 73 seconds left in the edit when Allen landed a three-pointer, then Tatum flipped the ball and cut the lead to one point, reversing a 3 missed by George Hill Holiday. After Schröder sank a buoy, Allen took a step back to tie 108-all with 14 seconds into fourth.

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At the end of the rule, Tatum’s short jumper bounced off the front of the hoop.

Smart scored 12 consecutive points for the Celtics in a 4:24 third quarter range, and Tatum gave Boston the game’s first double-digit lead with a 3-pointer that led to a 13-2 streak.

TIPS

In addition to Antetokounmpo, the Bucks were absent from Khris Middleton (COVID-19 protocols), Brook Lopez (back) and Donte DiVincenzo (foot). The Celtics did not have Jaylen Brown (leg). … The Celtics failed to use a free throw in the first half. According to Celtics broadcaster Sean Grande, on February 13, 1972, when the Bucks arrived in Boston as the defending NBA champions, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 51 points and 17 rebounds. JoJo White scores 31 points for Boston.

NEXT

Bucks: In Atlanta on Saturday.
Celtics: In Cleveland on Saturday and Monday.

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