The Boston Celtics responded to one of their worst losses of the season with one of their biggest wins. The Celtics cruised to a 140-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, bouncing back from a disappointing loss in their previous game against the Washington Wizards and pushing the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference into the final week of the season. Boston now trails Milwaukee by two games in the standings for the top seed in the conference and best record in the NBA, but the Celtics won the season series and own the tiebreaker. Both teams have five games remaining in the regular season, and the Celtics still have hopes of catching the Bucks for the No. 1 seed down the stretch.  Jayson Tatum scored 40 points on 12-of-18 shooting, which included knocking down eight of his 10 3-pointers.  As a team, Boston was 22 of 43 from three point land.