NBA: Cavaliers Beat Bucks, Celtics Ease Past Raptors

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Power forward Evan Mobley recorded a career-high 38 points and 9 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 114 – 102, while the Boston Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors 106 – 104 in the NBA.

The Milwaukee Bucks were playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has been out with a knee injury, for the fifth consecutive game.

Darius Garland tallied 21 points and 10 assists for Cleveland, which shot 55.8 percent from the field. Cedi Osman and Caris LeVert scored 13 points apiece, while Jarrett Allen added 12.

Jrue Holiday led Milwaukee with 28 points and 10 assists, while Bobby Portis Jr. had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Pat Connaughton added 15 points, and Brook Lopez had 10 points and four blocks.

Boston Celtics 106 – 104 Toronto Raptors

Shooting Guard Jaylen Brown scored 27 points as the visiting Boston Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors 106-104 to extend its winning streak to nine games, matching their longest of the season.

Boston Celtics Shooting Guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives to the basket during NBA game against the Toronto Raptors.

Reserves Grant Williams and Malcolm Brogdon added 25 and 23 points, respectively, for the Celtics. Payton Pritchard scored all 12 of his points in the fourth quarter. The Celtics were without Jayson Tatum (wrist), and the Raptors did not have Fred VanVleet (rib).

Boston lost two players during the game. Marcus Smart (sprained right ankle) was helped off the court with 9.7 seconds left in the first half and did not return; Robert Williams III (knee) did not return for the second half. Each had two points. Toronto’s O.G. Anunoby (ankle) left the game during the third quarter and did not return.

Cameroon’s Pascal Siakam recorded 29 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists for the Raptors, who have lost three straight. Gary Trent Jr. added 22 points, Precious Achiuwa had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes scored 10 points.

NBA results

Boston Celtics 106 – 104 Toronto Raptors

Washington Wizards 138 – 118 Magic

Minnesota Timberwolves 113 – 104 Houston Rockets

Phoenix Suns 112 – 107 Indiana Pacers

Charlotte Hornets 122, – 118 Atlanta Hawks

Philadelphia 76ers 129, – 127 Sacramento Kings

Cleveland Cavaliers 114 – 102 Milwaukee Bucks.


Reuters/MotionStation/Chidi Nwoke.

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