The Boston Celtics were on fire, finishing 38-77 (49.4%) from the field, including 11-24 (45.8%) from beyond the arc, to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 108-100. Boston (8-12) picked up the win after falling to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Jordan Crawford had a quality performance, scoring 25 points on 8-14 shooting from the field (4-7 from behind the arc) and 5-7 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for Boston included Jeff Green with 18 points and 5 rebounds, Brandon Bass with 16 points and 9 rebounds, and Jared Sullinger with 12 points and 8 rebounds. On 6-12 shooting (2-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-5 from the free throw line, O.J. Mayo scored 19 points for Milwaukee in the loss. John Henson chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds.
The Celtics combined an eFG% of 56.5% with 45.8% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (4-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Bucks, on the other hand, are winless (0-3) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This drops Milwaukee (3-14) to 2-1 against Boston on the year.
Coming up next, the Celtics play the Denver Nuggets, who are 11-6 on the year. The Bucks match up against the Detroit Pistons, currently 7-10 this season. The Bucks have a 0-1 record against Detroit this season.