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Jaylen Brown scores 40, Celtics beat Lakers 121-113
LOS ANGELES — Jaylen Brown scored four of his 40 points in the final minute, and the Boston Celtics blew most of a 27-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on for their fifth straight victory, 121-113 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Brown made 13 of his first 14 shots and hit three 3-pointers while falling two points shy of his career high for the Celtics, who have won eight of 11 despite an embarrassing finish at Staples Center. Boston led 113-86 with seven minutes to play, shortly after coach Brad Stevens pulled his starters.
the match of the night: but who will stop the Knicks? In their mythical antre of Madison Square Garden, New York signed a 9th winning victory, the current best series in progress, operating logically Toronto (120-103) tonight. Once again borne by a very good Julius Randle (31 points and 10 rebounds), the Tom Thibodeau team hardly trembled in this match and finished very strong with a sling 32-20 inflicted on the raptors in the last 12 minutes. As often, it is the collective of the Knicks that made the difference, and RJ Barrett (25 points and 12 rebounds), Derrick Rose (19 points and 7 passes) and Reggie Bullock (16 points) have brought their stone to the 'building. With this new success, New York is now a review of 34 victories for 27 defeats in 61 meetings and retains two successes in advance on the 7th place in the East, currently owned by the Miami Heat. The playoffs may no longer be a dream for them ... The MVP of the night: The expected shock did not take place at FISERV Forum between Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Indeed, Joël Embid and Ben Simmons were absent for the Sixers. What does it matter for Giannis AntetoKounmpo who has released a very big match to allow the bucks to carry it easily (132-94) and thus return near the team directed by Doc Rivers. With 24 points (9 out of 12 with shots), 14 rebounds, 7 decisive passes, 2 interceptions and 1 against a little less than 24 minutes, the title Double MVP has been omnipresent on the floor, both offensively and defensively. After missing six meetings in early April, the Greek returns well and milwaukee can count on him in the final sprint, while the bucks are for the moment "only" 3emes to the east. Especially since with the increasingly lively competition of some, antetokounmpo will have to do very much, very much in the coming weeks if he wants to keep his title of best player of the regular season. The Flop of the Night: While Andre Drummond (6 points and 12 rebounds) regains little by little the rhythm, that Anthony Davis (17 points) made his return this week and that LeBron James was waiting soon on the floors, Los Angeles Lakers suffer while waiting for their trio to be in shape again. Indeed, tonight in Texas, the title champions dropped to Dallas (108-93). Well left, thanks in particular to a good 2nd quarter (23-32), the Californians did not keep the distance and collapsed after the break (62-35). On the Mavericks side, Luka Donic (18 points, 8 rebounds and 13 passes) did not even have to force his talent to see his frank take away for the 3rd times in a row, and thus return to potentially a victory of the Lakers . Currently at the 5th place, these will have to fight in the coming weeks to avoid the debuts of more complicated playoffs than expected. The French of the night: While few French were present tonight on NBA parquets, Rudy Gobert is logically the one that once again shone again. However, with 9 points, 17 rebounds and 1 against in 36 minutes, we have already seen the pivot of the jazz more in sight. It must be said that at the Vivint Smart Home Arena from Salt Lake City, Utah surprised everyone by falling against Minnesota Timberwolves, 14th to the west. Still deprived of Donovan Mitchell, the leaders of their conference and the best assessment of the NBA passed by this night. If Bojan Bogdanovic responded (30 points), especially visitors who have been illustrated. Thus, Karl-Anthony Towns (24 points and 12 rebounds), Anthony Edwards (23 points and 9 rebounds) and Angelo Russell (23 points) have allowed their franchise to afford this unexpected success in Utah.
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