Final: Bucks 98, Celtics 97 — Late charge falls short

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MILWAUKEE -- Kyrie Irving missed a lefty runner at the buzzer as C's dropped a heartbreaker in Milwaukee 98-97.

Kyrie Irving shook off an awful first half to score 20 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the late C's charge. Al Horford was superb all night in all aspects of the game, finishing with 21 points, a season-high 17 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks. Five different players scored in double figures but it was Irving, Horford and Jayson Tatum (17 points, 10 rebounds) that carried the C's down the stretch.

Giannis Antetokunmp had a game-high 30 points for the Bucks who have now won 23 of 25 since he has played.

Second Quarter Notes