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                    === Celtics make a stop at Milwaukee ===
 
 (Sports  Network) - Boston Celtics multi-talented point guard Rajon Rondo will
 serve  the second  of a two-game suspension  when his team pays a visit to the
 Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night.
 
 The  Celtics didn't  miss  their  tempestuous point  guard  in Friday's  96-78
 victory  over  the Portland Trail Blazers,  as Jason Terry picked up the slack
 with 17 points and Paul Pierce scored 12 in a winning cause.
 
 Rondo  was serving  the  first  of a  two-game  suspension  for fighting  with
 Brooklyn's  Kris Humphries in Wednesday's 95-83 home loss to the Nets. He will
 be eligible to return for Wednesday's home game versus Minnesota.
 
 It  didn't  seem to  bother Boston,  which has  won three  of four games since
 losing three of four.
 
 "It  shows good  character  for our  team," said  Boston's  Courtney Lee,  who
 tallied  10  points and five assists  while starting in Rondo's place. "We got
 beat  bad on our own court (on Wednesday) then we went to practice, had a real
 tough practice. Doc (Rivers) was on us the whole time, so we wanted to come in
 and  protect home court,  because we can't keep letting teams come in and beat
 us on our home court."
 
 Jeff Green had a season-high 19 points off the bench. Kevin Garnett moved into
 18th  place on  the all-time games played list (1,271), passing Celtics legend
 John Havlicek. Terry Porter is next with 1,274 games played.
 
 Milwaukee has dropped two straight and five of six games, and suffered a 95-85
 loss Friday night against the Timberwolves.
 
 Larry  Sanders  posted his  first  career  triple-double  with 10  points,  12
 rebounds  and 10  blocked shots for the Bucks, who were outrebounded 56-47 and
 made  only  36.6 percent of their  shots. Sanders tied a franchise records for
 blocks  in a  game as  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  registered 10  blocks against  the
 Detroit Pistons on Nov. 3, 1973.
 
 "We  had issues on the defensive end," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "We fell
 behind, bounced back again but didn't have enough."
 
 Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis scored 18 points apiece in defeat.
 
 The  Bucks are  in the top 10 for  field goal percentage at 45.3 and rank near
 the  middle with 98.4 ppg. They are 3-4 as the host and have lost two in a row
 at the Bradley Center.
 
 Milwaukee  and Boston  have split a pair of meetings already this season, with
 each  team winning on  the road. The Celtics have won seven of eight and 15 of
 the last 19 matchups in this series.
 
 Boston is unbeaten in its last four visits to Brew City.
 
 12/01 11:05:17 ET

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