Antetokounmpo, Bucks defeat Celtics, 128-123
(AP) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 128-123 on Thursday night.
With the victory, the NBA-leading Bucks extended their winning streak to five games.
Kemba Walker scored a game-high 40 points to lead the Celtics, who took the floor without Jaylen Brown.
The 6-foot-6 forward suffered a sprained right thumb in a 13-point loss to Detroit on Wednesday.