Boston Celtics: Takeaways from Win Over Milwaukee Bucks

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Nov 10, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens calls a play in the second quarter during game against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks, two of the NBA’s youngest up-incoming teams, faced each other on Tuesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Celtics earned their first road victory of the season with a 99-83 win over the Bucks. The Celtics (3-3) moved back to .500 on the year as the Bucks saw their four-game winning streak come to a close.

Both teams were stricken with the injury bug. For the Celtics, Marcus Smart, who was dealing with a lingering toe injury, sat out his third straight game. Shooting guard Avery Bradley did not play the second half after he was diagnosed with a bruised lower left leg.

The Bucks were without Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) for the fourth game in a row as well as O.J. Mayo, who has not played in a single game this season because of a hamstring injury.

Boston led Milwaukee by four points at halftime, 46-42. The Celtics pulled away in the third quarter and were ahead by as many as 18 points. Boston ended up outscoring Milwaukee 30-17 in the third quarter, cementing a double-digit lead that they never gave up.

Here are the three takeaways from Boston’s second straight win of the season.

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