Celtics Beat Bucks In Regular Season Finale
By GENARO C. ARMAS
AP Sports Writer
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory Wednesday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Kelly Olynyk added 16 for the Celtics, who are locked into the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference when the playoffs begin this weekend.
Ersan Ilyasova had 21 to lead Milwaukee, the sixth seed in the East.
With their postseason futures set, the teams turned to reserves mainly in the fourth quarter. The pace bogged down at times in the final 12 minutes with little-used players on both sides getting significant minutes.
The pony-tailed Datome stepped up, following a 3 with 2:20 left with a layup to give Boston a 105-97 lead with 1:28 remaining.