Boston Celtics Edge Past Milwaukee Bucks in NBA Thriller.

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Boston Celtics Edge Past Milwaukee Bucks in NBA Thriller.

Jayson Tatum showcased his scoring prowess with an impressive 31-point performance, leading the Boston Celtics to a hard-fought victory over the Milwaukee Bucks with a final score of 122-119. 

Despite a late surge from the Bucks, the Celtics managed to maintain their lead and secure the win, showcasing their resilience and determination on the court.

The Celtics dominated the game, building a commanding 21-point lead late in the third quarter, which was a stark contrast to the Bucks narrowing the gap to just five points shortly after half-time.

However, Milwaukee mounted a strong comeback in the final period, outscoring Boston 36-21 and setting the stage for a tense finish.

Reflecting on the game, Jayson Tatum commented, "It was a bit messy. We didn't execute as we wanted to in the fourth quarter, and they capitalized on that momentum."

He added, "In the NBA, no lead is ever secure. But a win is a win, and we're happy to come out on top."

The Celtics currently lead the Eastern Conference, boasting an impressive record of 55 wins and 14 losses. This victory marks their seventh consecutive win, extending their lead over the Bucks by 11 wins.

Notably, Milwaukee played without their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo, while Damian Lillard delivered a stellar performance with 32 points, complemented by Bobby Portis' 24 points in Antetokounmpo's absence.

In other NBA action, the Miami Heat clinched a close 107-104 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Sacramento Kings secured a convincing 123-89 win over the Toronto Raptors.