NBA roundup: Celtics defeat Warriors to win 11 games in a row

In a recent NBA showdown, the Boston Celtics showcased their prowess with a stunning victory over the Golden State Warriors, securing their 11th consecutive win.

Boston led 82-38 at the half after making 15 of their 24 3-point attempts in the first two quarters. Boston had the biggest halftime advantage in the history of the team at 44 points.

NBA roundup: Celtics defeat Warriors to win 11 games in a row

The Boston Celtics defeated the visiting Golden State Warriors 140-88 on Sunday, extending their winning streak to 11 games thanks to a strong first half.

In the first half, the Celtics made 30 of 50 field goals at a 60 percent shooting clip and only had one turnover. In the second quarter, the Warriors were behind by as many as forty-five points. For the entirety or most of the second half, each club rested their starters.
With 29 points, Jaylen Brown led Boston, and 26-year-old Jayson Tatum chipped in with another 27. In the victory, Boston made 25 of 49 3-pointers (51 percent).

For the Warriors, who were behind 115-62 after three quarters, Lester Quinones scored a team-high 17 points. In the fourth, Boston had a 56-point lead. After shooting 2 for 13 from the field (0 for 9 from 3-point range) in the first half, Stephen Curry finished with 4 points. The second half saw him not play.

Knicks 107, Cavaliers 98

In a match between undermanned Eastern Conference contenders, New York, who lost Jalen Brunson in the first minute, defeated Cleveland and Josh Hart recorded his third triple-double of the year.

Less than 30 seconds after the first tip, Brunson hurt his left knee while hoisting his lone jumper and never came back. Tom Thibodeau, the coach of the Knicks, stated that Brunson had a knee injury after the game. X-ray results were negative.

Hart tied a career high with 19 rebounds in addition to finishing with 13 points and 10 assists. With 5:39 remaining in the third quarter, Donte DiVincenzo broke the tie with a basket, giving the Knicks a permanent lead. DiVincenzo finished with 28 points. The Cavaliers received a double-double from Evan Mobley (13 points, 13 rebounds), and they also received a team-high 21 points from Sam Merrill.

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Spurs 117, Pacers 105

With 31 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 blocked shots, and a steal, Victor Wembanyama showed off his skills to lead San Antonio to a thrilling victory over Indiana.

The Spurs’ Malaki Branham scored eighteen more points, while Devin Vassell and Keldon Johnson each scored seventeen.
With a season-high 26 points, T.J. McConnell paced the Pacers, and Pascal Siakam chipped in with 21. Myles Turner finished with ten rebounds and sixteen points.

76ers 120, Mavericks 116

Tobias Harris led Philadelphia to victory by scoring 28 points and making a crucial 3-pointer as the team held off a furious comeback by the visiting Dallas team.

With six minutes remaining in the game, Philadelphia led by15, setting themselves up for an easy victory. However, Luka Doncic (38 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists) took control. With two minutes remaining, he scored nine points to cut the margin to nine, and with 1:34 remaining, he helped Dallas close the gap to 110-105.

However, Harris’ three-pointer from the corner made the lead eight, and the 76ers managed to hold on for their second consecutive victory. Philadelphia also received 21 points from Kelly Oubre Jr. and 24 more from Tyrese Maxey. Kyrie Irving scored 28 points to help Dallas.

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Clippers 89, Timberwolves 88

Kawhi Leonard led Los Angeles to a victory over Minnesota in Minneapolis, scoring 32 points on 12-of-26 shooting.

For the Clippers, Norman Powell scored 24 points on 9 of 13 shots, including a 6-for-8 performance from beyond the arc. Los Angeles defeated James Harden, who finished with four points and shot 0-for-10 from the floor, thanks to Paul George’s 15 points in the end.

The Timberwolves were led by Anthony Edwards, who scored a team-high 27 points on 9 of 20 shots. Rudy Gobert finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.

Magic 113, Pistons 91

With 29 points, eight rebounds, and five assists from Paolo Banchero, Orlando defeated visiting Detroit.

Banchero has now scored 20 points or more in 39 games this season, which is a team high. The Magic finished sweeping the season series with four games to go. Wendell Carter Jr. finished with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Markelle Fultz scored 16 points off of eight made shots.

Eight of the last nine games for the Pistons have ended in losses. With 17 points, Evan Fournier led Detroit, followed by Simone Fontecchio with 15, Jalen Duren with 11, and Isaiah Stewart with 10.

Raptors 111, Hornets 106

Toronto defeated Charlotte with a score of 23 points from visiting RJ Barrett. After losing the first two games, Immanuel Quickley led the Raptors with 22 points and 11 assists. In addition to a career-high nine rebounds and two blocked shots, Ochai Agbaji finished with 13 points.

The Hornets, who have dropped their last four games, were led by 26 points by Brandon Miller. Miles Bridges had a 20-point haul.

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