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Contributing to the barrage of splashes are Kyrie Irving who chipped in six makes from downtown, Marcus Morris with five, Al Horford with four, and Gordon Hayward with three, among others. Overall, the Celtics shot 43.6 percent from beyond the arc.
More importantly, the Celtics escaped with a 117 victory against the Bucks who are turning out to be one of the top teams in the league. The Bucks, for their part, failed to mount a comeback. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 33 points and 11 assists. Khris Middleton chipped in 16 points, Malcolm Brogdon finished with 16, and Eric Bledsoe with 13.
The Celtics have improved to 6-2. Irving, who had a relatively slow start to the season, seems to be warming up already. This is the fourth 20-plus point outing for the season after an erratic start which saw him scoring as low as three points in 23 minutes of action.