When Jason Terry’s long three ball kicked right off the iron, the Celtics completed a night-long fade to a loss and a 9-8 record.
Early on, it looked like we might be in for a repeat of the Portland win from last night. Boston disrupted Milwaukee’s early offense, stripped the ball and raced out to a 17-0 first quarter lead. They took Q1 27-11 but proceeded to lose the next three. Brandon Jennings delivered the final blow with a triple from the top of the arc on the Bucks’ last possession of the game.
There were positives — Jeff Green put together a second consecutive strong game with 18 points (on 8-11 shooting) and 6 rebounds in 23 minutes and Courtney Lee was again frisky with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists — but Boston didn’t get enough offense from their frontcourt. Jared Sullinger, Brandon Bass, Chris Wilcox and Jason Collins finished a combined 3-12.
We’ll have full grades tomorrow.