Celtics make it three wins in a row with overtime squeaker against Bucks
Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics keep their streak alive with a narrow win over the Bucks. AP

ISAIAH Thomas had 37 points and eight assists, Jae Crowder scored 20 as the Boston Celtics made it three wins in a row by holding off the Bucks in overtime, 112-108, on Saturday in Milwaukee (Sunday, Manila time) . 

Boston scored the first six points in overtime to make it 108-102, with 2:35 left.

The Bucks rallied, with Tony Snell tying the game at 108 at the 1:13 mark with consecutive 3-pointers.

Crowder was then fouled twice, and made all four free throws for the final count.

The Celtics had a chance to win in regulation but Jaylen Brown’s jumper didn’t fall.      

Thomas was 6 of 11 from 3-point range while Crowder went 4 for 10 as Boston made a total of 14 triples in the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Bucks who are in a three-game losing streak.

Michael Beasley added 17 off the bench. Greg Monroe posted 14 points and 13 rebounds. Matthew Dellavedova also scored 14.  

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