NBA roundup: Celtics top Bucks, win 7th straight

Mar 20, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) tries to block a shot by Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard (0) during the second quarter at TD Garden. (Photo: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports/REUTERS)

Jayson Tatum had 31 points and eight rebounds to help the Boston Celtics extend their winning streak to seven games with a 122-119 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.


Derrick White added 23 points and eight assists for Boston, which made 18 of its 40 3-point attempts. Jaylen Brown had 21 points, and Payton Pritchard came off the bench to score 19.

The Celtics led by 21 points in the fourth quarter before the Bucks got within two with 32.6 seconds left. Boston sealed the win at the foul line, running its home winning streak to 10 games.

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 32 points and Bobby Portis added 24 points and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee, which was missing Giannis Antetokounmpo (hamstring) for the second game in a row

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