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Celtics Continue Playoff Push By Beating Bucks

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller tied a career high with 26 points and the Boston Celtics continued their playoff push with a 124-109 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

Isaiah Thomas added 20 points, and Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk each finished with 16 as Boston claimed its fourth straight victory. It sets up a stretch to close the regular season against three playoff-bound teams.

After trailing early, the Celtics took control in the second half, building as much as a 27-point lead.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and seven assists, and Miles Plumlee added 16 points for Milwaukee, which has lost three straight.

The Celtics began Friday in fourth place...

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