Boston 87, Milwaukee 74

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #48 Scott Foster, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Milwaukee 18 24 19 13 74
Boston 21 39 18 9 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 31-35 17-16 14-19 L2
Boston 39-27 24-9 15-18 W2

Recap


CELTICS 87, BUCKS 74: Avery Bradley scored 14 points and Boston wrapped up the regular season by beating visiting Milwaukee for the sixth straight time.

Celtics leading scorer Paul Pierce had 12 points in only 6:41 after spraining his toe in the first quarter. He sat out the second half.

Point guard Rajon Rondo was the only one of 13 Boston players not to score, but he had 15 assists to run his streak to 24 straight games with double-digit assists.

The Celtics will open the postseason on the road against the Atlanta Hawks.

Rookie Tobias Harris scored 16 points to lead Milwaukee (31-35), which finished with a losing record for the seventh time in the last eight seasons.

Boston's bench triggered a 13-2 run to start the second quarter and extended a three-point first-quarter lead to 34-20. The Celtics led by as many as 21 before taking a 60-42 edge to the locker room.

The Bucks closed within a dozen points with five minutes left in the third quarter before the Celtics pushed it back to 78-61 entering the final 12 minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rondo became the first Boston player to lead the league in assists since Bob Cousy in 1959-60. ... Celtics G Ray Allen sat out his ninth consecutive game with bone spurs in his ankle. ... Milwaukee played with only nine players dressed. Sitting out were shooting guard Monta Ellis, center Drew Gooden and forwards Carlos Delfino, Ersan Ilyasova and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.

Top Game Performances

Milwaukee   Boston
Tobias Harris 16 Scoring Avery Bradley 14
Beno Udrih 6 Assists Rajon Rondo 15
Tobias Harris 9 Rebounds Brandon Bass 9
Mike Dunleavy 4 Free Throws Made Sean Williams 4
Larry Sanders 3 Steals Rajon Rondo 4
Larry Sanders 3 Blocks Ryan Hollins 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 74 37.2 2-9 14-23 17 49 4 11 23
Boston 87 40.2 8-24 9-11 27 44 7 14 15
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