The Milwaukee Bucks turned it over on 19 possessions and only totaled 17 assists in a disappointing performance in which they were taken down by the Boston Celtics, 102-86. Boston (19-34) picked up the win after falling to Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
Jeff Green had another strong game, scoring 29 points on 11-22 shooting from the field (1-6 from behind the arc) and 6-7 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Boston were Kelly Olynyk with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Phil Pressey with 13 points and 6 assists, and Jared Sullinger with 13 points and 10 rebounds. On 7-18 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-8 from the free throw line, Brandon Knight put up 22 points for Milwaukee in the loss.
The Bucks dished out 17 assists versus 19 turnovers, a ratio of just .89. They are 1-9 on the season when committing more errors than assists in a game. The Celtics, on the other hand, are 6-2 when forcing opponents beneath 1.00 in assist-to-turnover ratio.
Milwaukee (9-42) has now dropped their last three straight contests.
Coming up, the Celtics take on the San Antonio Spurs, who are 37-15 on the season. The Bucks match up with the New Orleans Pelicans, currently sitting at 22-29 this year. The Celtics have a 0-1 record against San Antonio this season.