THE Boston Celtics avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season by beating the Bucks, 108-100, Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).
Jordan Crawford continued to be an asset for the Celtics, scoring 25 points, while teammate Jeff Green added 18 points. Fellow starters Brandon Bass, Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger scored in double figures with 16, 15 and 12 points respectively.
O.J. Mayo scored 19, and Brandon Knight had 15 points and six assists for Milwaukee.
The Celtics led by as many as 15 points and had a 13-point lead in the final period cut to three twice before holding on for the win.