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Celtics, 89-74 (3)

The Celtics expanded their lead against the Bucks in the third quarter. Some clutch shooting by Paul Pierce and a couple of power moves by Al Jefferson have helped Boston take an 89-74 lead.

Emerging from halftime with a four-point lead, a Delonte West jumper from the elbow gave the Celtics a 67-60 lead with eight minutes left in the third quarter.

The Celtics got back-to-back three pointers from Paul Pierce and Brian Scalabrine a short time later. The latter forced Bucks coach Terry Stotts to call a timeout with 6:06 left in the third and his team down 12 points.

The teams traded baskets for the rest of the period until Ryan Gomes hit a three-pointer with 0.8 seconds remaining.

Pierce has 29 points to lead all scorers. Mo Williams has 25 points for the Bucks.

  • Earl Boykins (lower leg laceration in the first half) returned to the game with 3:32 left in the quarter.
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