Celtics vs. Bucks highlights: C's comeback bid falls just short

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Highlights: C's limit Giannis, still fall to Bucks originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Celtics nearly erased a 25-point deficit vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, but the comeback bid fell just short.

The C's had the ball down two with one second remaining. Marcus Smart inbounded to a wide-open Daniel Theis who was unable to hit the game-winning 3.

Even with Giannis Antetotekounmpo only having 13 points, the Bucks were able to dominate the C's lackluster defense for most of the game. Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with 27 points to go with 13 rebounds while Bobby Portis Jr. added 21 points off the bench. The Bucks had six players in double figures en route to their eighth straight win.

As for the Celtics, Jaylen Brown led the team with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Kemba Walker also had a nice night with 23 points and six assists.

Here's a recap of the C's second straight defeat:

FINAL SCORE: Bucks 121, Celtics 119

BOX SCORE

CELTICS' RECORD: 21-23

Celtics vs. Bucks highlights

Jaylen Brown drills the 3-pointer over two defenders:

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Time Lord grabs the offensive board and lays it in:

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Semi Ojeleye exits with a hip injury:

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Another nice putback by Time Lord:

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Kemba Walker hits the pull-up three:

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Jayson Tatum with the putback dunk:

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If at first you don't succeed...

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Brown with a big three:

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Tatum's clutch and-1:

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Daniel Theis can't hit the game-winner:

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UP NEXT:

Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Milwaukee Bucks