Celtics’ Historic Home Streak, Brown’s Heroics Lead Victory over Magic

December 19, 2023 11:56 am

The Boston Celtics secured their 14th consecutive home victory, marking a significant milestone in the franchise’s history, as Jaylen Brown’s explosive 31-point performance guided them to a 114-97 triumph against the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Brown, igniting in the final quarter with a staggering 17 points, showcased his prowess, shooting 12-of-20 from the field throughout the game. Jayson Tatum contributed 23 points and eight rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis added 15 points and 10 boards, fortifying Boston’s dominant display.

The Celtics now stand as only the second team in franchise history to achieve such a feat, following the 1957-58 Celtics, who commenced their season with a remarkable 18-0 record on home turf. Follow your favourite basketball team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet, one of the best basketball gambling sites.

Despite Paolo Banchero’s stellar 36-point performance alongside 10 rebounds for the Orlando Magic, the Celtics maintained their edge, securing a second consecutive victory over the Magic within three days, sealing a 114-97 win after their 128-111 triumph on Friday.

In other NBA clashes, the Phoenix Suns orchestrated a remarkable comeback, overturning a 16-point deficit to clinch a 112-108 victory against the Washington Wizards. Devin Booker’s clutch performance, contributing 27 points with 11 crucial points in the final quarter, propelled the Suns’ rally. The Suns’ staunch defense limited Washington to a mere 7-of-27 shooting in the fourth quarter, turning the tide in their favor.

New Orleans Pelicans set a franchise record, netting an impressive 22 3-pointers out of 42 attempts, securing a resounding 146-110 victory against the San Antonio Spurs. CJ McCollum’s 29-point outing, complemented by Brandon Ingram’s 26-point contribution, propelled the Pelicans to their season-high fourth consecutive win, while the Spurs faced their 19th loss in 20 outings despite Victor Wembanyama’s spirited performance with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee Bucks halted Houston Rockets’ five-game winning streak with a 128-119 victory. Damian Lillard’s 39-point masterclass guided the Bucks, complemented by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s double-double performance with 26 points and 17 rebounds.

Golden State Warriors secured a 118-114 victory over the struggling Portland Trail Blazers, led by Klay Thompson’s 28 points and Andrew Wiggins’ 25-point contribution off the bench. Despite Stephen Curry’s rare off-night, missing all eight 3-point attempts, the Warriors sealed their back-to-back wins, while Portland endured their seventh consecutive defeat despite Jerami Grant and Anfernee Simons’ efforts. Get the latest updates from the world of basketball only on Nextbet Sports