The Boston Celtics ended their 2-game losing streak emphatically sunday night, destroying the Milwaukee Bucks 87-56.
The 56 points allowed is the fewest points scored by any Celtics opponent in the shot clock era. After losing the last two games it was important for the Celts to come out strong and play four strong defensive quarters. The Bucks were only able to muster up 9 first quarter points, and 22 first half points.
Boston was led by Ray Allen’s 17 points. Nenad Krstic scored 11 points, and grabbed 14 rebounds. Troy Murphy had his best game as a Celtic, scoring 12 points and pulling down 7 boards. The only Milwaukee player to crack double digits in scoring was Earl Barron, with 10 points.
The blowout win was just what the doctor ordered as the Celtics were able to rest their starters the entire fourth quarter. With the Celts playing a back to back, there is no better time than Gino Time!