Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
Terry Rozier added 23 points for Boston, which took a 2-0 series lead in the first-round matchup. Game 3 is set for Friday in Milwaukee.
The Celtics led by as many as 20 in the fourth quarter.
Milwaukee got as close as 107-97 with 4:13 to play. But the Celtics responded with an 11-2 run, capped by a banked in 3-pointer by Brown to push their lead back up to 118-99.
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Khris Middleton added 25 points.
Turnovers were an issue for the second straight game for Milwaukee. The Bucks finished with 15, leading to 21 Boston points. They also shot just 41 percent from the free-throw line (7 of 17).
The Celtics bench came up big, outscoring their Milwaukee counterparts 41-25. Marcus Morris led Boston's reserves with 18 points.
Boston led by as many as 13 in the first half, taking advantage of 10 Milwaukee turnovers.
Antetokounmpo scored 18 points in the opening 24 minutes. He had his way on the inside, connecting on 8 of his 9 shots from the field.
Bucks: Have been outscored 42-13 in second-chance points through two games. ... Shot 62 percent in the first half (23 of 37).
Celtics: Brown is the youngest player in Celtics history to score 30 or more points in a playoff game. .. Boston went 13 of 31 from the 3-point line. ... Shane Larkin (11 points) scored double-digits in a playoff game for the first time in his NBA career.
Tuesday marked the ninth straight game that Antetokounmpo has scored at least 20 points against the Celtics.