Boston Defeats Milwaukee 89-83 - Recap

The Celtics grabbed an 89-83 win over the Bucks on Sunday, behind a 23-point effort from Paul Pierce at Bradley Center.

Boston won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 181.5.

Boston got 17 points from Nenad Krstic and another 14 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo contributed 8 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Milwaukee got 23 points from Brandon Jennings in a losing cause and another 19 points from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. John Salmons contributed 6 assists for the Bucks, while Jon Brockman had 9 rebounds.

Boston trailed at halftime, 49-43.

The rebound battle favored Milwaukee as they grabbed 39 boards, while Boston only had 33.

Boston heads into a battle against the Clippers. Milwaukee, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.