MILWAUKEE -- Three weeks ago, Bucks coach Scott Skiles didn't have an answer for why his team lost to the Boston Celtics. Simply, Boston won that night because it made plays went it counted.
Saturday night, it was Celtics coach Doc Rivers doing the hat tipping. It was the Bucks who made the big plays this time around, earning a much-needed 91-88 victory.
Early on, it appeared as if the wheels had completely fallen off of a team that once was 6-2. Turnovers and bad possessions led to easy baskets for Boston and a 17-0 Celtics lead. Skiles called it the "lull them to sleep strategy."
At that time, it looked more like the sleep-walking strategy. But Milwaukee fought back to make it a one-point game in the half.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Bucks found themselves in the exact same situation they were on Nov. 10: locked in a close game with Boston.
This time they made plays, and this time there was a new variable helping to slow Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason ...