Celtics win eighth straight game, beat Magic 104-88

Celtics win eighth straight game, beat Magic 104-88”

Boston (8-2) was far from at its best, making just 43.8 percent of its shots and getting just 11 points from superstar guard Kyrie Irving, but it still had enough firepower to win an eighth straight game and frustrate the Magic.

The Boston Celtics are now riding an eight-game win streak and have secured the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

After Delaney's third 3-point basket of the quarter put the Hawks up 103-101 with just under two minutes left, Irving matched the 3-pointer and Tatum hit one with 46 seconds remaining, putting the Celtics back in control.

They will broadcast up to seven lives games per week throughout the regular season and the first and second rounds of the playoffs, as well as every game of the conference finals and NBA Finals. Morris, coming back from knee surgery, averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in his first two games.

During a recent appearance on the first episode of Geno Auriemma's "Holding Court" podcast, Irving praised head coach Brad Stevens for being an "intelligent human being". The Magic knew they couldn't keep shooting the ball from 3-point range as they had early on, but they likely never thought that it would be a rash of injuries that led to their troubling drop off in production. He scored 13 points. The coach had just had several minutes to discuss the uneven 54-54 first half, and now he felt the need to say a few syllables more.

Smart was one of six Celtics players in double figures with 11 points to go along with eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

Boston, which has now won five in a row in the series, came into Sunday was the NBA's best defense and it bettered those numbers.

Boston, meanwhile, received strong scoring from Jaylen Brown and Horford, who finished with 18 points and 14 points, respectively.

Celtics: Host the Lakers on Wednesday night.

On Monday, the Boston Celtics beat those same Atlanta Hawks for their ninth straight win, and Kyrie Irving led the way with 35 points. The Hawks were surprise winners in Cleveland on Sunday, dropping the Cavs to 4-6. The Celtics led 58-45 at halftime and outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third quarter.

The Celtics continue to win games where they are not playing at their best, and they keep this win streak alive in what was nearly the worst kind of trap game for them. Horford entered the game shooting almost 52 percent on 33 attempts from the arc.

The Magic trailed 49-38 at the half and, quite frankly, they were fortunate to be that close considering the struggles on both ends of the floor. They shot just 36 percent from the field and converted only 6 of 29 3-point attempts.

This is also the first time the Celtics have owned the best record in the league since 2009. Boston's seven-game run has given the squad the best record in the National Basketball Association, and not one opponent has scored more than 94 points during the streak.

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