Boston 102, Milwaukee 96

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #30 John Goble, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Milwaukee 25 29 13 29 96
Boston 25 25 27 25 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 14-21 8-8 6-13 L1
Boston 17-17 12-8 5-9 W2

Recap


CELTICS 102, BUCKS 96: Kevin Garnett led all five starters in double figures with 24 points and 10 rebounds as host Boston pulled back to .500 and dealt a blow to Milwaukee’s playoff chances.

Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics (17-17), who have beaten the two teams chasing them for the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference on back-to-back nights.

Boston led by 15 points with 2:56 left in the game when it pulled the starters and Milwaukee made things interesting. A 13-0 run cut it to a one possession game but Garnett came back into the contest and hit four free throws over the final 14.4 seconds to seal it.

The Bucks (14-21) remain in 10th place in the East.

The Celtics trailed at the half on Wednesday before taking over with 8:55 left in the third, when Brandon Bass’ three-point play kicked off a 25-6 run.

Chris Wilcox had the highlight of the burst with a driving dunk and Ray Allen got into the act with a behind-the-back dribble in the lane that shed the defense and led to a layup.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Milwaukee leading scorer Brandon Jennings did not score until the final burst at the end of the game and finished with six points on 2-for-11 shooting … Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks with 25 points and 10 rebounds … Boston, which ranks last in the NBA in rebounding, got the better of the boards on Wednesday, 52-49.

Top Game Performances

Milwaukee   Boston
Ersan Ilyasova 25 Scoring Kevin Garnett 25
Brandon Jennings 8 Assists Rajon Rondo 10
Ersan Ilyasova 10 Rebounds Chris Wilcox 13
Drew Gooden 9 Free Throws Made Kevin Garnett 7
Carlos Delfino 2 Steals Kevin Garnett 2
Carlos Delfino 1 Blocks Kevin Garnett 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 96 40.6 4-15 14-16 25 49 4 5 13
Boston 102 46.0 3-16 19-28 26 52 5 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Celtics have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .353 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Bucks have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .381 after a loss.
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