Thursday night's NBA schedule featured a handful of games from around the league including The Boston Celtics taking on the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite another strong performance from "The Greek Freak" on his home court, Kyrie Irving and Al Horford helped lead Boston to their third win of the season. Here's the latest Celtics vs. Bucks recap including the top performances along with a standings update and what's next for each team.

NBA game recap

In tonight's game, the Celtics took charge from the start with a 28-23 first quarter. The home team made their second-quarter comeback with a 21-15 quarter to finish the half up by a point.

Boston outscored Milwaukee by four points each in the next two quarters and ended up with a seven-point road victory.

Milwaukee got as close as two points early in the fourth after a Mirza Teletovic three-pointer. However, Boston maintained their lead, boosting it to as much as 10 points at some parts of the final quarter.

Al Horford led the way for the Boston Celtics with 27 points and nine rebounds to go with four assists. He shot 11-for-14 from the field and knocked down 4-of-5 three-point shots. Kyrie Irving had a 10-for-18 shooting night and had 24 points along with seven boards. Rookie Jayson Tatum finished with 12 points on 3-for-6 shooting, while Aaron Baynes came off the bench to score 12 points and grab seven boards.

The Milwaukee Bucks were led once again by Giannis Antetokounmpo. "The Greek Freak" shot 10-for-21 overall and had 28 points. He also pulled in 10 rebounds, dished out seven assists, and stole the ball three times to fill up his stat line. Kris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each had 15 points, while Tony Snell scored 11 points for the starters.

No other players were able to finish in double-digits for points for the home team.

For the game, the Bucks shot at a rate of 45.5 percent including a 44 percent three-point shot rate. The visiting Celtics were 42.3 percent overall and 36.7 percent from downtown. However, Boston controlled the boards 45-37 and had fewer turnovers and fouls for the game than Milwaukee did.

Standings and what's next

Tonight's victory on the road puts the Boston Celtics' record at 3-2 overall and 2-1 when playing away from home. They'll be on the road again for their next game as they visit the Miami Heat on Saturday night at 8 PM Eastern Time.

The Milwaukee Bucks are also 3-2 after losing this one and have a 2-1 record on their home court. They try to bounce back in their next game when they'll visit Atlanta this Sunday with game time set for 3:30 PM Eastern Time.