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Celtics vs. Bucks score update: Boston trails Milwaukee, 42-39, at the half

Rajon Rondo had seven points and five assists as the Boston Celtics trail the Milwaukee Bucks at halftime, 42-39, from the BMO Harris Bradley Center Saturday night in Milwaukee, WI.

Through the first half of Saturday's contest Celtics' head coach Doc Rivers seems to have fixed the Kevin Garnett-to-the-bench problem.

With Boston trailing 7-11 at the 6:35 mark in the first quarter, Garnett exited to the bench, with Chris Wilcox taking his place. Garnett returned at the 1:12 mark with score tied 20-20 as Wilcox held his own, scoring four points, but providing solid defense and transition offense.

With or without Garnett on the floor though, the Celtics are still struggling with defensive rotations and interior defense.

All 10 of the Bucks field goals in the first quarter were in the paint, finishing the first half with a 30-14 disparity of points in the paint.

Boston shot 35 percent from the field and turned the ball over 10 times in the half. Milwaukee connected on 40 percent from the field, but shot just 10 percent from three-point land.

Monta Ellis leads the Bucks with 13 points, while Garnett has 10 for the Celtics.

Coming into Saturday's game against the Celtics, Milwaukee center Samuel Dalembert had a season-high of eight points. In the first half, Dalembert had nine points, all of which were in the first quarter.


Intermission 1 2 3 4 Total
Boston Celtics 20 19 39
Milwaukee Bucks 22 20 42

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