Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from 128-123 win over Boston Celtics

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 16: (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks went through another strangely up and down battle with the Boston Celtics, but this time managed to hold on to win.

As the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, it was a little startling just how much the trends of previous meetings between the two teams again raised their heads.

There’s no team the Bucks have seen more often than the Celtics over the past two-and-a-half years, and yet even with changes in personnel, confidence, and so much more on both sides over that time, strange recurrences remain.

Khris Middleton still transforms into Michael Jordan at the first sign of a Celtics jersey, while Eric Bledsoe unfortunately retains a head-scratching knack of turning into a pumpkin when greeted by those iconic green uniforms.

On this occasion, the more recent trend from the two teams’ first meeting of the season was replicated, as the Bucks put together the kind of dominant first half that would generally indicate the game was over against any other opponent, only for everything to be turned on its head in the second half.

Thankfully, from a Bucks’ perspective, Milwaukee found enough resistance not to succumb to a strange defeat this time around, but it still made for one of the more stressful games that Bucks fans have had to endure this year.

With all of that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the key takeaways from Thursday’s Bucks win.

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