Posted December 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Monta Ellis scored five of his 27 points in overtime and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 99-94 Friday night in the teams' final meeting this season. Milwaukee prevailed despite blowing a seven-point lead late in regulation. The Bucks won for the sixth time in eight games, taking three of four against the Celtics, who had a five-game home winning streak snapped despite 35 points by Paul Pierce. Luc Mbah a Moute scored 20 points and Larry Sanders had 17 and 20 rebounds for Milwaukee. Jeff Green scored 14 points, Kevin Garnett 12 and Courtney Lee 11 for the Celtics. Pierce, who scored a season-high 40 points in Boston's previous game, sent the game to OT by hitting a 3 with 2.5 seconds left. Green had to leave with a towel over his left eye in the closing seconds of OT. Ellis' consecutive baskets, coming nearly two minutes apart, had given the Bucks a 94-90 lead with just over a minute to play. But, as in regulation, Pierce made a jumper and Garnett hit a long jumper...
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