Boston Celtics end Milwaukee Bucks’ winning streak courtesy of Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics end Milwaukee Bucks' 8 match winning streak

Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart

Milwaukee Bucks saw their winning streak come to an end via the hands of Boston Celtics. Jayson Tatum led the scoring chart for the Celtics with 34 points to snap Milwaukee Bucks’ 8 match winning streak. The away team scored 9 of their 14 3-pointers in the 3rd quarter. Apart from these two Celtics players’ Kemba Walker scored 21 and Jaylen Brown added 18. 

For the second straight game, the Celtics held Giannis Antetokounmpo in check, holding him to 16 points, well below his 28.6 average. Khris Middleton had 19 points and Jrue Holiday 17 for the Bucks. 

Jayson Tatum leads Boston Celtics past Milwaukee Bucks 

The Celtics, who had lost five of their previous six, erased most of a 25-point second-half deficit in a 121-119 loss at Milwaukee on Wednesday night, missing a chance to win when Daniel Theis missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to 13 points in that game. 

Boston’s recent slump dropped it below .500 so much depends on the acclimation of trade-deadline acquisitions of Even Fournier, Moe Wagner and Luke Kornet, especially Fournier, who was averaging a career-best 19.7 points with Orlando. 

Whereas for the Bucks, Reserve forward Bobby Portis was out Friday due to COVID-19 protocols, the first game he’s missed this season. Portis is averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.

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