Celtics beat Trail Blazers 115-93 to snap 3-game skid

Wed, Mar 8, 2023
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Celtics beat Trail Blazers 115-93 to snap 3-game skid

BOSTON (AP) - Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and made six 3-pointers and the Boston Celtics beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-93 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Tatum had his 36th game this season with 30 or more points to help the Celtics avoid their first four-game losing streak.

Derrick White added 21 points and five assists. Al Horford finished with 17 points, six rebounds and assists. The Celtics played without big man Robert Williams for the third straight game as he recovers from a strained left hamstring.

Damian Lillard had 27 points and eight assists for Portland.


MIAMI (AP) - Darius Garland scored 25 points, Donovan Mitchell added 18 and Cleveland assured itself of a second consecutive winning season with a victory over Miami.

The Cavaliers (42-26) are two wins away from matching last season's win total, with 14 games left.

Jimmy Butler had 28 points for Miami.

The teams play again in Miami on Friday night.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - CJ McCollum scored 13 of his 32 points in the final four minutes and New Orleans held off Dallas.

Dallas star guard Luka Doncic left in the third because of a strained left thigh after scoring 15 points. The Pelicans' Brandon Ingram left late in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle after scoring 12 points.

Kyrie Irving had 27 points for Dallas.


WASHINGTON (AP) - De'Andre Hunter's three-point play with 1:07 remaining put Atlanta ahead to stay, and the Hawks held off Washington despite a career-high 43 points by Kristaps Porzingis.

The teams will finish the two-game set in Washington on Friday night.

Trae Young led Atlanta with 28 points and 10 assists. He shot 11 of 14 from the field.

Kyle Kuzma had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards. ___

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