Bucks beat Celtics in OT
Blow late lead, recover in extra time
BOSTON — Monta Ellis scored five of his 27 points in overtime and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics in the teams’ final meeting this season 99-94 on Friday night despite blowing a seven-point lead late in regulation.
The Bucks won for the sixth time in eight games, taking three of four against the Celtics, who had a five-game home winning streak snapped despite 35 points by Paul Pierce.
Luc Mbah a Moute scored 20 points and Larry Sanders had 17 and 20 rebounds for Milwaukee.
Jeff Green scored 14 points, Kevin Garnett 12 and Courtney Lee 11 for the Celtics.
Pierce, who scored a season-high 40 points in Boston’s previous game, sent the game to OT by hitting a 3 with 2.5 seconds left.