Strong fourth quarter powers Celtics past Bucks

Poor fourth quarters have cost the Celtics a few games this season, but Monday night that wasn’t the case as the C’s outscored the Bucks 32-18 in the final stanza to run away with a 102-86 win in Milwaukee Monday night. The Bucks are the worst team in all of the the NBA — winners of just nine games all season.

Jeff Green led the Celtics with a game-high 29 points, while Jared Sullinger posted another double-double finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Off the bench rookie Kelly Olynyk also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds while Phil Pressey added 13 in the win.

The Bucks were led by Brandon Knight who had 22 points in a losing effort.

The C’s will be back in action Wednesday night (7:30, CSNNE) back home against the Spurs.

What they’ll be saying: It was a good team win Monday night without Rajon Rondo (rest) and Avery Bradley (ankle) as other players stepped up nicely. Strong defense forced 21 Milwaukee turnovers, which was a key reason for the Celtics win. They also shot 48 percent from the floor, opposed to just 43 percent for the Bucks. The C’s will get Rondo back against the Spurs, but it appears Bradley will once again be forced to sit against one of the league’s best.



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