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SportIrving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120

05:05  15 march  2019
05:05  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Irving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120© The Associated Press Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives against Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 126-120 on Thursday night.

It was Irving's second career triple-double. His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.

Jaylen Brown added 22 points, and Marcus Morris had with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

It was Boston's second victory over Sacramento in eight days, and the Celtics' fourth win in five games overall.

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Buddy Hield led Sacramento with 34 points. The Kings lost for the 11th straight time in Boston.

PACERS 108, TUNDER 106

INDIANAPOLIS — Wesley Matthews tipped in a basket with 1.8 seconds left and Indiana overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City.

Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points against his former team, and the Pacers won their second straight by erasing the Thunder's lead in the final 15 minutes. Indiana's magic number for clinching a playoff spot is one.

Paul George led the Thunder with 36 points in his second trip back to Indianapolis since a blockbuster trade in July 2017. Russell Westbrook added 19 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

MAGIC 120, CAVALIERS 91

ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon scored 21 points, D.J. Augustin added 20 points and seven assists and Orlando routed Cleveland.

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Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic. They won for only the second time in six games while chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Collin Sexton scored 23 points for Cleveland.

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Irving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120© The Associated Press Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) celebrates near the end of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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