Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Dennis Schroder scored a season-high 38 points, Jayson Tatum added 27 points and 11 rebounds and the host Boston Celtics (6-6) held off the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks (6-7) 122-113 (30-30, 21-25, 37-26, 20-27, 14-5) in overtime on Friday night.

Player of the Game
Dennis  Schroder
EFF
30
Dennis Schroder
Points 38
Accuracy 16-27
Rebounds 8
Assists 3

Schroder, who also grabbed eight rebounds, scored eight of the Celtics' 14 points in overtime as Boston outscored Milwaukee by nine in the extra period.

Marcus Smart added 19 points and Robert Williams III had 12 and 10 boards for the Celtics, who have won back-to-back games and four of their last five. Boston won despite All-Star Jaylen Brown being sidelined for a third straight game with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.

Bobby Portis had 22 points and was one of six double-digit scorers for Milwaukee, which played without both of its All-Stars against Boston as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton sat out.

Antetokounmpo was listed as probable with a right ankle sprain on the Bucks' injury report before being ruled out shortly before tipoff. Meanwhile, Middleton missed his seventh straight game while in health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19.

Grayson Allen chipped in 21 points on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range for Milwaukee. Jrue Holiday added 17 points with 13 assists, George Hill scored 16 and Pat Connaughton contributed 15 points for the Bucks.

Milwaukee's two-game winning streak was snapped with its sixth loss in nine games.

The Celtics opened a 10-point lead late in the third period before carrying an 88-81 advantage into the fourth.

Allen's corner trey with 1:13 remaining cut Milwaukee's deficit to 106-103 before Hill's putback layup pulled the Bucks within one with 50.2 seconds left. Schroder's floater with 30.3 on the clock put Boston up 108-105 before Allen tied it on a step-back 3-pointer with 13.6 ticks to go.

Tatum front-rimmed an awkward elbow jumper with one second left to send the game to overtime.

The Bucks led 55-51 entering the break following a tightly contested first half.

Boston Celtics: Dennis Schroder 38 (16/27 FG, 8 REB, 3 AST, 6 TO), Jayson Tatum 27 (10/25 FG, 11 REB), Marcus Smart 19 (7/13 FG, 6 REB, 6 AST, 3 ST), Robert Williams 12 (5/5 FG, 10 REB, 3 AST).

Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis 22 (10/15 FG, 6 REB), Grayson Allen 21 (6/16 fg), Jrue Holiday 17 (625 FG, 6 REB, 13 AST), George Hill 16 (7/16 FG), Pat Connaughton 15 (5 REB).

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Boston Celtics
Milwaukee Bucks
49%
47/96
Field goals
45%
44/98
61
Rebounds
46
22
Assists
23
5
Steals
7
12
Fouls
19
89%
16/18
Free throws
82%
9/11

Best players

Dennis  Schroder
38 PTS
16/27 FG
3/3 FT
Bobby  Portis
22 PTS
10/15 FG
1/2 FT
Jayson  Tatum
11 REB
9 DREB
2 OREB
Semi  Ojeleye
7 REB
3 DREB
4 OREB
Marcus  Smart
6 As
0 TO
42 MIN
Jrue  Holiday
13 As
3 TO
41 MIN
Dennis  Schroder
30 EFF
72% 2P%
33% 3P%
Bobby  Portis
18 EFF
82% 2P%
25% 3P%