Celtics Vs. Bucks: Milwaukee Leads Boston 58-56 After First Half

After leading most of the first half, a late Milwaukee Bucks run put them on top of the Boston Celtics, 58-56, midway through Thursday night’s game.

Boston led the entire game until there was just a minute and three seconds left on the clock in the first half. At that point, the Bucks took over the lead after an eight point run. A Kevin Garnett jump shot tied the game a few seconds later, but the Bucks’ Mike Dunleavy had a layup with 28 seconds left to secure the lead going into the half.

Boston played composed and aggressively through most of the game, but became increasingly unhinged in the second quarter. The Celtics spent the first quarter able to get through to the basket, but the Bucks defense forced them further out as they got further settled in the game. The Celtics’ defense struggled covering several Bucks players who came off the bench, like Dunleavy.

Paul Pierce leads all Celtics players through the first half with 11 points. Carlos Delfino and Ersan Ilyasova both lead the Bucks with 12 points each.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.