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  • Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia tries to block Boston Celtics' Jeff Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia tries to block Boston Celtics' Jeff Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia tries to block Boston Celtics' Jeff Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia tries to block Boston Celtics' Jeff Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Ekpe Udoh attempts to block the shot of Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Ekpe Udoh attempts to block the shot of Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Ekpe Udoh attempts to block the shot of Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Ekpe Udoh attempts to block the shot of Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Gary Neal (12) drives on Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Gary Neal (12) drives on Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Gary Neal (12) drives on Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Gary Neal (12) drives on Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) watches as Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) watches as Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) watches as Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) watches as Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson tries to stop Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson tries to stop Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson tries to stop Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson tries to stop Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmp, left, shoots over Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmp, left, shoots over Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmp, left, shoots over Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmp, left, shoots over Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia tries to block Boston Celtics' Jeff Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia tries to block Boston Celtics' Jeff Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Ekpe Udoh attempts to block the shot of Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Ekpe Udoh attempts to block the shot of Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Gary Neal (12) drives on Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Gary Neal (12) drives on Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) watches as Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) watches as Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson tries to stop Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson tries to stop Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmp, left, shoots over Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmp, left, shoots over Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, strips the ball from Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Milwaukee (ap) — Jeff Green scored 29 points and Kelly Olynyk added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth quarter of a 102-86 victory Monday night.

The Celtics used a 12-4 run to start the final quarter to break open what had been a tight game. Green had seven points during the spurt and 11 overall in the quarter, while Olynyk scored 10 after Boston entered the fourth clinging to a 70-68 lead.

Jared Sullinger added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Boston.

Brandon Knight had 22 points for Milwaukee, which also got 17 points from Gary Neal and 16 points from John Henson before he left late in the game with an ankle injury.

The Celtics held a 49-46 advantage at the half despite shooting just 40 percent. Brandon Bass led the way with 12 points. Knight had 14 first-half points for the Bucks, who shot 44 percent. The Celtics had 11 second-chance points compared to just one for the Bucks.

It was back and forth through the first two quarters with 10 lead changes and six ties.

Pistons 109, Spurs 100

Auburn Hills, Mich. — Brandon Jennings scored 21 points, and Detroit beat San Antonio in John Loyer’s first game as interim coach.

Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but although they’ve been unimpressive for the most part this season, the Pistons have played better lately. The comfortable win over the Spurs was Detroit’s fifth in seven games.

Rodney Stuckey scored 20 points for the Pistons, and Greg Monroe added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Rockets 107 Timberwolves 89

Minneapolis — Dwight Howard had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and surging Houston used a fourth-quarter push to hold off Minnesota for its sixth consecutive victory.

Chandler Parsons had 20 points and James Harden scored 19 for the Rockets, who have won six straight for the first time since taking seven in a row from Jan. 13-23, 2012.

Pacers 119, Nuggets 80

Indianapolis — David West scored 25 points and Roy Hibbert added 14 as Indiana routed shorthanded Denver.

Indiana snapped a five-game skid in the series, beating the Nuggets for the first time since a 31-point blowout in November 2010. The Pacers (40-11) still have the NBA’s best record, the league’s best home record (25-2) and now lead two-time defending champion Miami by four games in the Eastern Conference.

Raptors 108, Pelicans 101

Toronto — Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 12 assists, Patrick Patterson scored a season-high 22 and Toronto beat New Orleans.

DeMar DeRozan also had 22 points, Terrence Ross added 14 and Tyler Hansbrough scored 12 for Toronto, which has won five consecutive meetings and seven of eight against New Orleans. The first-place Raptors moved three games ahead of Brooklyn in the Atlantic Division by winning for the ninth time in 11 home games.

Tyreke Evans had 23 points and 10 assists, and Anthony Davis scored 19 for the Pelicans, who lost their second straight and have dropped four consecutive games in Toronto.