Fast start, slow ending gives Celtics a loss to Bucks
On Saturday an easy game for the Boston Celtics turned into a disappointing loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. The final score was 91-88.
In the first quarter, the Celtics, who were without all-star point guard Rajon Rondo, were red hot from the field. In just five minutes the Celtics were already on a 17-0 run, reported the Boston Herald.
But after the five minutes, things started to go downhill.
In the first quarter, the Bucks were shooting only 26.3 percent from the field but that soon changed.
In the second quarter, the Bucks got their offense going by scoring 36 points in the second quarter at 64 percent shooting, according to the Journal Sentinel.
Not only did their offense start to click, but their defense played a huge roll in their victory.
The Bucks’ Marquis Daniels and Luc Richard Mbah played great defense against Paul Pierce and Jason Terry.
In the fourth quarter, with only 24 seconds left, Bucks’ Brandon Jennings made a huge three pointer to give the Bucks the lead, 90-88.
On the Celtics’ next possession, both Terry and Pierce missed their three-point attempt.
A key player in this game was Bucks’ Larry Sanders, who came off the bench finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds.