The Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day (139-118) In a huge match between two of its stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who combined for 70 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Greek frustrated, did not find himself comfortable in the match.
loss 139 points scored by Boston set a record For a franchise in a game played on Christmas Day.
It was the eighth game between Tatum (41) and Brown (29) with more than 70 points, who also showed on Christmas Day that they are one of the best pairings in the NBA. When the two combine these figures, there are seven wins without losses this season.
Tatum finished with 41 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Brown had 29 points, five rebounds and four assists.
in rupees, Antetokounmpo scored 27 points with nine rebounds and three assists.while Junior Holiday had 23 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
It was the third straight loss for the Bucks, who were missing Khris Middleton for the fifth game in a row. Antetokounmpo’s 27 points and Junior Holiday’s 23 were useless for some to fight against the Celtics with a lot of confidence.
The start of the game was a true Christmas gift with lots of scoring. With the exception of Marcus Smart, in just under four minutes, all players on the court contributed at least one field goal.
The Celtics took advantage lightly thanks to his inspiration from the 3-pointer, converting five of the six he tried, and forcing Mike Budenholzer to call a timeout. It was their highest score up to that point, with seven points away from the Bucks (19–12).
With a basket from nearly the center of the field and over the buzzer, Sam Hauser closed out the first quarter and got the Garden on its feet. They were eight points away at 36–28 between the two.
The second quarter was one for Milwaukee, showing marked improvement, especially due to the stellar play of Junior Holiday. He stood as his team’s best player at halftime with thirteen points and four assists to compensate for Giannis’ problems entering the game.
The controversial image was made by Bobby Portis, who received a technical foul for excessive contact in a controversial rebound with Grant Williams, and which ended with the Celtics player injuring his back.
The other room also presented a picture of the day. Jayson Tatum took advantage of a spot to attack the rim and hung onto it despite protests from Antetokounmpo, who came in for a defensive assist and failed to stop him.
The Celtics kept the scoring going as usual with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. He closed the second quarter as the top scorer for the locals with 19 and 15 points, respectively.
The Bucks took off and closed the gap. It Was In Minutes Without Antetokounmpo When Milwaukee Managed To Get Close More and those were the final moments of the second quarter which ended with great equality (62-61).
Giannis continued his special test that night, against a Celtics defense that didn’t allow him to step in the paint, the spot where the Greek feels most comfortable and decisive. At the end of the third period, he could only convert one basket from the field.
He continued to take a lot of shots, but it became clear that his effectiveness in the midrange was not the same. Joe Majulla’s plan with the Greeks worked for him.
Adding to Antetokounmpo’s frustration was the fact that Tatum’s game only got better, with a hot wrist and lots of scoring, 39 points so far, 20 of them in the third quarter alone. He also provided comfortable shots to teammates who responded with success from the perimeter, such as Derrick White or Grant Williams.
With the Celtics leading 100–86, the final quarter was reached at the Garden. Numerous turnovers and inaccuracies condemned Milwaukee, who never again had a chance to win.
Inspiration from the Celtics perimeter was key. Grant Williams added two triples to start the final period, and Boston’s overall scoring was 19 on 39 attempts for a 48.7% success rate.
With three minutes left, both Mazzulla and Budenholzer recognized that the result could no longer be modified and sat down with all their starters. With a final score of 139–118, the Celtics placed two games clear of Milwaukee at the top of the Eastern Conference.