Sizzling Celtics set franchise record, deal Bucks first loss


Kyrie Irving led Boston with 28 points, including six 3-pointers as the Celtics shattered the club record of 19 and came up one short of the National Basketball Association record.

While Milwaukee's lack of perimeter defense certainly played a role in the shootout, Boston still deserves most of the credit. "I don't like to say that we're playing care-free, but I think that we're making the decisions that we want and we're playing off one another".

The Celtics, whose previous record for three-pointers was 19, finished one short of tying the National Basketball Association record of 25, set by the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 4.

Gordon Hayward scored a season high 18 points and Kyrie Irving had another electric performance (28 pts on 50% shooting, along with 7 assists) en route to a 117-113 win that, frankly, felt a little too close for comfort at the end of the game there. "We've gotten good shots". The common thread between those two games and tonight: Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, who previously coached Atlanta.

Gordon Hayward gave Celtics fans a glimpse of the fluid, versatile, and unsafe line-ups the Celts can deploy when they finally hit their stride; his ball-handling and shooting give the Celtics an edge over just about every team, and the vision of a super team in-the-making came into full focus tonight.

"We can get better". Meanwhile, Al Horford (four makes), Marcus Morris (five makes), Semi Ojeleye (two makes) and Irving (six makes) all set season-highs from beyond the arc.

Hayward had a scare in the first half when he came down hard on the left ankle, but was able to finish.

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The Celtics attempt threes at a good rate but had not hit them at a decent percentage heading into Thursday's game. "It's an ongoing process".

There was an extended time out midway through the 1st quarter, when World Series winning Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora carried the championship trophy onto the basketball court.

To punctuate the visit, fans broke out in a round of their favourite derogatory chant about the rival New York Yankees.

Antetokounmpo spearheaded the comeback bid and towed the Bucks within a point, 113-112, but Irving and Horford knocked in the buffer free throws in the closing seconds. He was injured Saturday by a blow to the head during in a game against Orlando. G Jaylen Brown was out with a sore right foot.

Bucks: Host the Sacramento Kings on Sunday afternoon. The team shot 24-for-55 from beyond the arc, breaking the previous franchise record of 19 three-pointers.

The Celtics struggled at times to move the ball efficiently during the first week or so of the campaign, but on Thursday night they made it look easy.