Bucks hold off Celtics' rally for 128-123 win Thursday


A 36-point fourth quarter wasn't enough for the road team on Thursday night.

No lead seemed safe in the Milwaukee Bucks' 128-123 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, as Milwaukee held off a hard charge at the end by Boston to claim the Bucks' fifth win in a row.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 55 points, Donte DiVincenzo scored 19 off the bench, and the Bucks held off Boston's charge with clutch three-point shots.

Boston outscored Milwaukee 36-22 in the final frame.

Milwaukee shot a blistering 51% from deep in the victory, while holding the Celtics to 30% shooting from three-point range on 49 shots.

Milwaukee improved to an NBA-best 36-6 with the win. The Bucks play at the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Photo: Getty Images

Milwaukee Bucks v Sacramento Kings

Milwaukee Bucks v Sacramento Kings