Without Giannis, The Celtics Take A Commanding Lead And Hang On To Defeat The Bucks 122-119


Guard Patrick Beverley of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbled in the lane, dribbled over Luke Kornet of Boston, and ducked back to defend while mockingly keeping his hand a few inches over the floor. Astonished by his teammate’s remark, Payton Pritchard scored ten points in the fourth, equaling the total number of points scored by the Bucks. This helped the Celtics establish a commanding lead, which they maintained as they defeated Milwaukee 122-119 on Wednesday night.

The 6-foot-1 Pritchard, who finished with 19 points and six rebounds, most of which came in the second quarter as Boston expanded an early five-point advantage to an eighteen-point lead, said, “It kind of lit a fire under me.” He attempts to make fun of one of our teammates. I thus took it a little too personally.

The Celtics Continue To Remain Victorious By Securing A Leading Position 

Boston won its eighth straight game thanks to the 31 points scored by Jayson Tatum, who took advantage of the absence of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. This season, the Celtics have not suffered a home loss to a club from the Eastern Conference. 

For Boston, Jaylen Brown ended with 21 points and eight rebounds, while Derrick White finished with 23 points and eight assists—32 points by Damian Lillard, including a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The Bucks had won two straight games and Bobby Portis led them with 24 points and 15 rebounds.