Milwaukee Bucks defeat Boston Celtics, 86-84

Ray Allen had a difficult time explaining why he attempted only three shots last night against the Bucks.

He attributed it to a lack of ball movement, and many times in the 86-84 loss, the ball stopped moving when it got to Paul Pierce.

Pierce has struggled from the field of late and he was 2 for 9 in the second half last night, with 9 points and two turnovers. With the Celtics trying to rally late, Pierce went scoreless, missing all four shot attempts, including the po...

Those mental lapses, silly mistakes, and defensive letdowns are why the Celtics sit in third place in the Eastern Conference and why they collapsed late in the fourth quarter last night at the Bradley Center, dropping another close decision.

In a potential first-round playoff series preview, a 14-2 Milwaukee run put the Celtics in a 7-point hole with less than three minutes left, and not even stellar defense could save them. Paul Pierce’s attempt to send the game into o...

The National Basketball Association's time machine has to be dialed back to 1987 to find the last time that the Milwaukee Bucks clashed with the Boston Celtics in a playoff series.

The Celtics won that Eastern Conference semifinal series in seven games in what was the conclusion to an almost annual playoff rivalry between Milwaukee and Boston in the mid-'80s.

Boston coach Doc Rivers recalls some of those classic Bucks-Celtics playoff tussles. At the time he was a big...

 

PLAYER OF THE GAME:Andrew Bogut was at the heart of the Bucks' fourth-quarter rally and finished with 25 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots. He also made a key assist on a pass to Ersan Ilyasova that resulted in a three-point play during the Bucks' 14-2 run near the end. It was Bogut's 30th double-double of the season, and the Bucks improved to 12-1 when he has a 20-10 game.

PLAY OF THE GAME: Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings didn't back down when he took ...

It took some grit, guile and old-fashioned defense for the Milwaukee Bucks to continue their winning ways Tuesday night at the Bradley Center.

The Bucks survived a last-second, game-tying attempt by Celtics forward Paul Pierce to grab an 86-84 victory in a game that carried the tension of a playoff thriller. Milwaukee (34-29) won its fourth straight and its 10th game in the last 11 to continue its run as one of the National Basketball Association's hottest teams.

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