Udoka’s Boston Celtics end winless run with win over Orlando Magic
Warriors, Nets, 76ers win as Bulls fall to defeat
Ime Udoka picked up his third win of the season with his Boston Celtics side as they claimed a 92-79 over the Orlando Magic, improving their record for the season to 3-5 after eight matches.
Having lost each of their last three matches, pressure was mounting on Boston Celtics coach Udoka to turn their luck around and deliver wins. Especially after Marcus Smart’s outburst after their loss to the Chicago Bulls also added to the tension within the team.
Jaylen Brown led the scoring for the Boston Celtics with 28 points, five rebounds and three assists. Jayson Tatum contributed 14 points as Al Horford recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics.
The Celtics went on a 33-6 run in the third quarter after being behind at the end of the first half of the match, eventually winning the match.
Jordan Poole was the star of the show as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 114-92. Poole contributed 31 points and Steoh Curry dropped 15 points, eight boards and nine dimes for the Warriors as they emerged victorious. The Warriors have now won six of seven matches in the NBA this season.
Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 109-100 for their sixth win of the season. Fred VanVleet led the scoring for the Raptors with 33 points, with OG Anunoby adding another 21 points to the haul.
Indiana Pacers defeated the New York Knicks 111-98 with Myles Turner contributing 25 points and 13 rebounds. Caris LeVert also played a key role in the match, recording 21 points for the Pacers.
Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a 107-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in their NBA clash. Jarrett Allen led the scoring for the Cavaliers with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Colin Sexton finished with 21 points as Darius Garland contributed 19 points and 10 assists.
The epic matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls did not fail to deliver as the Sixers emerged 103-98 winners over the Bulls. Seth Curry led the scoring for the Sixers with 22 points, and Joel Embiid and Georges Niang dropped 18 points each.
DeMar DeRozan led the scoring with 37 points, and Zach LaVine contributed 27 points as the Bulls failed to win for only the second time this season.
Brooklyn Nets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 117-108 to give them a 5-3 record in the league. Kevin Durant led the scoring with 32 points, and James Harden recorded a double-double of 16 points and 11 assists.
Paul George and Reggie Jackson conspired to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 126-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. George finished the game with 32 points and Jackson with 29 points.
Jaren Jackson Jr contributed 22 points as the Memphis Grizzlies won against the Denver Nuggets 108-106. Ja Morant recorded 18 points for the Grizzlies, with MVP Nikola Jokic contributing 34 points to a lost cause.
Dallas Mavericks picked up a slender 109-108 win over the San Antonio Spurs to improve their record to 5-3 this season in the NBA. Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson both recorded double-doubles, with Doncic contributing 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Brunson contributing 31 points and 10 rebounds.
Sacramento Kings condemned the New Orleans Pelicans to an eighth defeat in nine matches in the NBA this season as they won 112-99. Harrison Barnes led the scoring with 23 points, and Tyrese Haliburton contributed 20 points for the Kings.