The Celtics prevented what would have been their first back-to-back losses to the Bucks since 2007, claiming a 96-92 win at Milwuakee Saturday night.
Leading the way for the Celtics -- who had dropped a Nov. 2 meeting against the Bucks at TD Garden -- were Paul Pierce (25 points), Kevin Garnett (18), and Jason Terry, who netted 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor.
Also providing a spark for the Celtics was Jeff Green, who scored 12 points off the bench while also coming away with the biggest defensive play of the game for the visitors. With the Celts clinging to a two-point lead, Green stole the ball from Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova with nine seconds remaining.
Rajon Rondo finished with 10 points and 10 assists, giving him 30 straight games of notching 10 or more assists. It's the third longest such streak in NBA history, with Magic Johnson holding the record at 46 games.
The loss was just the second of the season for the Bucks, who were paced by Monta Ellis' 32 points.
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