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Antetokounmpo, Bucks return with 119-112 win over Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Posted at 10:53 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 11:53:23-04

ORLANDO — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night.

Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.

The Bucks improved the NBA's best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year.

Boston overcame a poor start to tied it at 107. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul.

The call was changed to a blocking foul on Boston's Marcus Smart after review, and Antetokounmpo made the free throw to make it 110-107. Smart scored 23 points for the Celtics.

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