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Sports Hayward scores 31 as Celtics edge Magic 122-119 in OT

04:16  10 august  2020
04:16  10 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum combine for 60 points in Boston's comeback victory, 122 - 119 .

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 left in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 122-119 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

The Celtics hadn't scored in overtime until Hayward went to the line after being fouled by Nikola Vucevic. His free throws put Boston up 115-114 as the Celtics scored 10 of the first 15 points in overtime.

Hayward finished with 31 points and Jayson Tatum scored 29, including the tying basket with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. Jaylen Brown had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Brad Wanamaker had 10 points.

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Hayward made 17 of 20 shots, including a 3-pointer. The 6-foot-7 forward scored 16 points in the opening quarter and 22 in the first half, hitting all nine Cleveland stayed with the hot-shooting Celtics until the final seconds. Love missed a 3 that would have tied the game with just under a minute to play.

Boston came in locked into the No. 3 seed in the East after Toronto's win over Memphis earlier Sunday. The Celtics now are 4-2 inside the bubble.

The Magic also already had a playoff berth clinched despite losing three straight.

Vucevic led Orlando with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Terrence Ross had 18 points and Markelle Fultz 16 off the bench. Gary Clark added 15 points, D.J. Augustin 12 and James Ennis III 10.

The Magic led by as much as five twice in the final 5:14, the last on a 10-footer by Vucevic with 48 seconds left. Tatum hit a 3-pointer, Daniel Theis blocked a shot by Augustin, then Tatum scored again to tie it at 112.

Tatum blocked a 3 by Ross with 2.1 seconds left, and Hayward missed a long heave that bounced off the backboard to send the game into overtime.

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Gordon Hayward capped a perfect night from inside the arc with the biggest basket of the game. Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119 -113 on Tuesday.

Jamal Murray scored 31 points and the Denver Nuggets shut down the Orlando Magic in overtime for their seventh straight victory. The Denver Nuggets took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference with a 124-118 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

The Magic hit five of their first 10 3s and led by as much as seven in the first quarter before Boston pulled within 29-28 by the end of the quarter. Brown, who was 0-of-3 shooting in the first quarter, scored 11 in the second as the Celtics were ahead 55-51 at halftime after leading by as much as eight.

Boston led 87-86 at the end of the third quarter.

TIP-INS

Magic: Already without Jonathan Isaac who tore his left ACL a week ago, they were without a pair of starters with F Aaron Gordon missing his second straight with a strained left hamstring and F Evan Fournier out with an illness. G Michael Carter-Williams missed his third game with an injured left foot. ... The Magic went 0-3 against Boston this season.

Celtics: This was Hayward's second game this season scoring at least 30 points. He had 39 on Nov. 5 at Cleveland. ... G Kemba Walker had his minutes restriction eased a bit. It didn't help his shooting as he missed all five shots in the first half and had one point. He finished with four points on 1-of-9 shooting. He did play 31 minutes. ... The Celtics now are 2-3 in overtime games this season.

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Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119 -113 on Tuesday. Hayward scored 16 points in the opening quarter and 22 in the first half, hitting all nine attempts from the field.

‘‘The least I can do is go out there and play for her,’’ Thomas said after scoring 53 points — the second-highest total in Celtics playoff history — to lead Boston to a 129- 119 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards.

UP NEXT

Magic: Play Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Celtics: Play Memphis on Tuesday.

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