Boston Celtics defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 105-90

MILWAUKEE — Just when the Celtics seemed like a lost cause, primed for playoff elimination following a pathetic performance against the Washington Wizards, they bounce back with life and spunk in a hostile environment against a potential first-round playoff opponent.

This has been the story of the 2009-10 Boston Celtics, a team that can’t seem to figure itself out from night to night. Paul Pierce put on a mid-range shooting clinic in the second half and Rajon Rondo outp...

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo put on a layup drill in the third quarter when he scored nine of his 15 points. He had 10 assists in the game. "Rondo has owned us in these games so far," said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. "He just goes wherever we wants to go. We have to do a much better job of getting him out of the paint."

PLAY OF THE GAME: In the fourth quarter, a three-point shot by Milwaukee's Luke Ridnour rimmed out and Rondo missed a fast-break layup ...

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen said he winced when he watched the video of Andrew Bogut slipping off the rim and crashing to the Bradley Center floor, an injury the Milwaukee Bucks center suffered one week ago.

That terrible tumble might have sent some teams into a tailspin, but instead the Bucks won four straight games before losing to the Celtics, 105-90, on Saturday night at the Bradley Center.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made it clear he still considers the Bucks a ...

It's still another week or so until the start of the National Basketball Association playoffs but the lines are being drawn in the sand already.

It's beginning to look more and more like the Milwaukee Bucks will meet the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs and if Boston's 105-90 victory over the Bucks Saturday night at the Bradley Center was any indication, some blood and guts basketball lies ahead.

Neither team will get many style points for the way th...