Struggling from the field and in danger of losing for the second straight night, the Boston Celtics turned to their two veteran leaders to save them.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each scored eight points in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics rally to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 96-92, on Saturday night.
Pierce led the Celtics with 25 points and Garnett added 18. Boston got even with the Bucks after Milwaukee knocked off the Celtics, 99-88, in Boston on Nov. 2.
''It's a big win for us,'' Pierce said. ''We haven't been playing well, but tonight we grinded it out. We were down double figures. Sometimes an early road trip can bring you together and maybe this is just what the doctor ordered.''
The Celtics lost 106-100 at home to Philadelphia on Friday.
''We just have to keep getting better,'' Boston coach Doc Rivers said. ''I believe in this team. We just have to play hard every night. It'll give us a chance to win games when we're not playing great.''
The Celtics held Brandon ...