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                === Bucks come from 22 down to stun Celtics ===
 Boston,  MA  ( -  Up by  22 points  midway through the third
 quarter,  Boston coach Brad Stevens was in prime position for his first win as
 an NBA coach.
 The  Milwaukee Bucks,  though, rode the strong play of their bench players and
 netted the game's final 10 points for a stunning 105-98 triumph at TD Garden.
 Zaza  Pachulia scored half  of his 20 points in the last quarter to help Larry
 Drew earn his first win as Bucks coach and spoil Boston's home opener.
 Brandon  Bass' two  free throws boosted the  Celtics to a 98-95 lead with 2:37
 remaining, but Milwaukee's reserves proved to be the difference by scoring all
 but five of the team's points in a 34-15 fourth-quarter margin.
 Pachulia  had six of his team's points during the 10-0 run, including two free
 throws  with 43.5  seconds left that gave  his team the lead. He also had nine
 rebounds in the game.
 Milwaukee  lost its  season-opener, 90-83,  at New  York on  Wednesday despite
 coming  back from  a 25-point  halftime deficit  and grabbing  a late  fourth-
 quarter edge. The Knicks, though, closed that contest on a 10-2 spurt.
 This  time, Drew's  squad finished the job thanks to a solid defensive effort.
 Boston went 4-of-19 from the field in the fourth quarter.
 All  told,  Milwaukee had 68 points  from their bench players. John Henson and
 Nate  Wolters  each scored 14 and  Khris Middleton added 13. Starter Gary Neal
 scored  14  points in place  of Brandon Knight, who  was felled by a hamstring
 injury against the Knicks.
 "We  can't get  use to these types of  wins. I don't like it at all," Pachulia
 said.  "This is not  going to happen a lot. We were lucky today and I guess we
 deserved  it because  we played  well in  the fourth  quarter, but  it doesn't
 happen that much, especially with good teams."
 Vitor  Faverani had 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Celtics. Bass ended with
 17 points and nine boards.
 After  Pachulia gave  the Bucks  the lead,  Caron Butler  stole the  ball from
 Gerald  Wallace. Wolters raced  the other way and was fouled on the way to the
 hoop.  The resulting  two free  throws  widened the  gap to  101-98 with  31.4
 seconds left.
 Henson  then blocked Courtney Lee's layup try against the glass, and the Bucks
 used some nifty passing to get Pachulia a layup with 15.1 seconds to go.
 Lee's missed 3-pointer and Pachulia's two made free throws sealed the outcome.
 "I  thought they  were  really having  their  way with  us  physically on  the
 offensive and defensive end in the last 16-18 minutes," Stevens said. "Now the
 last five or six minutes, that's when we started getting tight, I thought, and
 instead  of just playing  free and playing with a clear mind, they were mixing
 up defenses and they did a good job of that."
 The Celtics scored 16 of the game's first 20 points and were up 29-16 after 12
 minutes.  Their  lead stood  at  63-47  at the  half  and  increased to  72-50
 following two free throws from Faverani with seven minutes left in the third.
 It  was  83-71 going to the  fourth, and the Bucks  used a 16-4 run to tie the
 game at 93 following a Butler 3-pointer from the top of the arc.
                                   Game Notes
 Milwaukee's  bench  outscored New  York's 54-20 on  Wednesday night. The Bucks
 held  a 68-34  edge on  Boston  ... Injured  Celtics point  guard Rajon  Rondo
 dressed  in a beard costume to honor the World Series champion Boston Red Sox,
 and  addressed  the crowd  prior to  the contest. The  World Series trophy was
 also  brought to  center court ... Earlier Friday, Boston unveiled a statue of
 former  Celtics star  Bill  Russell at  City Hall  Plaza.  Russell received  a
 standing  ovation  following a  video tribute  that was  shown after the first
 11/01 23:41:18 ET

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