Bucks 108, Celtics 100: Giannis Antetokounmpo stars in opener

BOSTON – Giannis Antetokounmpo spent the whole night Wednesday carrying the Milwaukee Bucks. At the time they needed him the most, he decided to share the load with one of his teammates.

With less than a minute left and the Bucks clinging to a two-point lead, Antetokounmpo got the ball deep in the post and immediately drew the full attention of the Boston Celtics. Instead of powering his way to the basket he kicked out to Matthew Dellavedova, who was wide open and uncorked a three-pointer.

Down it went, and so did the Celtics, 108-100, as the Bucks scratched out a tough victory in their opening game at TD Garden. Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 37 points and added 13 rebounds and three assists.

The two teams went back and forth in the first half with the game featuring 12 lead changes and seven ties. Khris Middleton got off to a hot start for Milwaukee, scoring 13 points on 6 of 12 shooting in the opening two quarters, but the obvious star was Antetokounmpo.

BOX SCORE: Bucks 108, Celtics 100

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