Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Mickael Pietrus scored 13 points for the Celtics, who were playing their seventh game on an eight-game road trip. With Thursday’s win, the Celtics improved to 4-3 on the trip.
Brandon Jennings had 19 points for Milwaukee.
It was the Bucks home debut for Monta Ellis, who was acquired along with forward Ekpe Udoh in a trade with the Golden State Warriors last week. Ellis scored 13 points on 6 for 18 shooting.
PACERS 85, WIZARDS 83
In Washington, David West grabbed three offensive rebounds in the final 70 seconds, Darren Collison made a key steal of an inbounds pass, and Paul George’s 3-pointer with 1:01 to play gave Indiana its first lead of the game, completing a 22-point comeback against the Wizards.
The Pacers effectively kept the ball away from the Wizards in the game’s final minute until Washington got one final possession with 9.5 seconds to play. John Wall, trying to find room for an open shot, essentially dribbled out the clock, making a would-be-tying 12-footer after the horn had sounded.
Roy Hibbert scored 19 points, Danny Granger had 16, and West and George finished with 13 apiece for the Pacers.
ROCKETS 109, WARRIORS 83
In Houston, rookie Chandler Parsons had 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, leading the Rockets over Golden State.
Goran Dragic added 17 points and nine assists for the Rockets, who dominated the Warriors inside, outrebounding Golden State 48-31 and scoring 58 points in the paint. Luis Scola scored 18 and Samuel Dalembert added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Richard Jefferson scored 14 points and David Lee added 12 for the Warriors.
HORNETS 97, CLIPPERS 90
In New Orleans, Chris Kaman scored 20 points and the Hornets rallied past Los Angeles, spoiling Chris Paul’s return to the city.
The Clippers were held to 11 points in the fourth quarter as they shot 4 for 23 from the field. Los Angeles also missed its last 19 3-point attempts.
Blake Griffin had 21 points for Los Angeles, which has lost three in a row. Paul, who forced a trade from New Orleans before the season, added 16.