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Bucks rally late in Antetokounmpo’s return for 117-113 win

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In front of a national television audience on Christmas, Antetokounmpo put up exactly the kind of numbers one would expect from him – 36 points, 12 rebounds and five assists – and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the closing minutes for a 117-113 victory over the Boston Celtics. The Celtics answered with five straight and opened the fourth with a 8-0 run, including six from Parker, who converted a three-point play to make it 102-90 with 10:15 to play. “We’re learning how we’re gonna finish games. So for us, we’ve got to take it as a good thing. We’re growing, so eventually we’ll get good at that area and we’ll then be able to take care of it.”

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Saturday was the first time in Matthews’ career that he played a home game on Christmas.

“She sure showed up didn’t she,” said Matthews, who with his nine points Saturday now has 31 in three games since returning from COVID-19 protocols.

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