The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) snapped a two-game losing streak behind a barrage of 3-pointers.
The Celtics hit 19 3-pointers to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 121-107 in their 2023-2024 regular season opener, which doubled as an in-season tournament, at TD Garden in Massachusetts on Monday (Nov. 11).
Jaylen Brown scored 28 points, including five 3-pointers, and Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the team to victory.
With the win, Boston snapped a two-game losing streak and earned its first win in the Eastern Conference’s Group C of the in-season tournament.
New for this season, the in-season tournament is played in conjunction with regular season play.
The Eastern and Western Conferences are divided into six groups, with the first-place team from each group and two of the remaining two second-place teams advancing to the eight-team tournament to determine the champion.
Boston, which led by as many as 18 points at one point, entered the fourth quarter trailing by nine after a Brooklyn comeback in the third quarter.
Boston’s Tatum and Sam Hauser (15 points) took turns hitting 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to pull away from Brooklyn. 토토사이트
The Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 114-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons, led by Joel Embiid.
Embiid scored 33 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to help Philadelphia extend its winning streak. Philadelphia, which sits in Group A of the Eastern Conference, recorded its first win in the in-season tournament.
Detroit, meanwhile, lost its seventh straight game.
Philadelphia 114-106 Detroit
Charlotte 124-117 Washington
Boston 121-107 Brooklyn
Houston 104-101 New Orleans
Utah 127-121 Memphis
Minnesota 117-110 San Antonio