Boston picked up a much-needed victory on Friday night. The Celtics had fallen to a season-worst three games under .500.
The Boston Celtics suffered a 99-94 overtime defeat against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Paul Pierce's 35 points and 12 rebounds were not enough to stop Milwaukee's fourth-quarter comeback.
The Boston Celtics (12-10) trail the Brooklyn Nets (13-9) by one game in the Atlantic division. Both teams are chasing the New York Knicks (17-5), who hold the best record in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Celtics lost to the Houston Rockets on Friday night, 101-89. Paul Pierce had 18 points in the losing effort, and Rajon Rondo scored 15, adding 13 assists.
With their loss on Friday night, the Boston Celtics (10-9) fell to fourth place in the Atlantic Division. Boston is now 1-4 on the year in division play.
The Boston Celtics (5-4) have fallen into a tie for third place in the Atlantic Division. Following a Celtics loss on Thursday, the 76ers pulled even with Boston when Philadelphia beat the Utah Jazz, 99-93, on Friday night.
The UConn Huskies escaped with the win on Friday night, but many fans are still unhappy with the team's coaching.
The Boston University Terriers and the Northeastern Huskies will open their 2012-13 seasons on Friday night at the Matthews Arena.