With a victory over the Boston Celtics Friday night, the Milwaukee Bucks have started their season 1-0 for the first time in six years.
The game went back and forth for the first six minutes, but after the six-minute mark, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the Celtics and would not give up that lead.
Bucks coach Scott Skiles said the team had a lot of good energy and responded well to the Celtics third quarter push to try to establish a lead over the Bucks.
Milwaukee was led by Brandon Jennings’s 21 points in the 99-88 win on Friday night. Jennings was accompanied by five other Bucks who ended up scoring double digits. Jennings also led the Bucks, and the Celtics, with 13 assists.
Kevin Garnett lead the Celtics with 15 points and was helped by five other Celtics who scored at least 10 points.
Ersan Ilyasova had 11 rebounds, leading the Bucks, and Jared Sullinger had 7 rebounds, leading the Celtics.
The Bucks look to continue their winning ways and go 2-0 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Bucks’ home opener Saturday night.