Bucks rally late in Antetokounmpo's return for 117-113 win

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-25 18:42:03-05

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from the NBA’s healthy and safety protocols to score 36 points on Saturday for Milwaukee.

But Wesley Matthews stole the spotlight when he knocked down a 3-pointer with 30.3 seconds left to give the Bucks their first lead en route to a 117-113 win over the Boston Celtics.

Antetokounmpo hadn't played since Dec. 12. He connected on 13 of 23 shots and went 10 for 15 from the free-throw line.

Boston had just eight players available but led most of the game. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum both scored 25 for Boston.

The Bucks record moves to 22-13 on the season and are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.

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