The Milwaukee Bucks dropped their third straight game, falling to the Celtics in Boston 124-109.
The Bucks started strong, behind the efforts of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, but the Celtics quickly rebounded to win their fourth straight in convincing fashion.
Antetokounmpo poured in 17 points in the opening quarter and Jabari Parker hit five of his first eight from the field for ten quick points. The Bucks led by as many as 11 points in the first quarter and had a 35-30 lead at the break.
Antetokounmpo then got into foul trouble and the Bucks balloon quickly lost air.
Antetokounmpo finished with 27 points, including a career-high four three-pointers. He added seven assists and seven rebounds. Parker added 18 points and Miles Plumlee 16 points.
Five Celtics scored in double figures, led by Tyler Zeller with 26 points. That broke Isaiah Thomas’ streak of 17 straight games as Boston’s leading scorer. Thomas finished with 20 points on the night.
The Bucks face the 76ers in Philadelphia on Sunday.