NBA: Paul Bancaro, Magic beat Celtics for six-game winning streak

2022-12-19 15:06

NBA: Paul Bancaro, Magic beat Celtics for six-game winning streak

Paul Bancaro scored 31 points and made a career-best six 3-pointers to help the Orlando Magic beat the host Boston Celtics 95-92 on Sunday . Four other Orlando players scored at least 11 points.

Bol Bol had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds , while Admiral Schofield had 13 points and hit three 3 -pointers.

The Magic won six straight and swept Boston's two-game series.

Jaylen Brown had 24 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks for Boston, which has lost 4 of 5 games .

Earlier, Banchero hit two more 3-pointers after Derrick White assisted Brown for a layup that gave Boston a 31-30 second-quarter lead after Orlando made it 7-0 in the final three minutes . Leading by 10 points -- including five in a row for Bol to score in the first half.

The Celtics made three of their first five 3-pointers in the third quarter as Smart cut a 10 -point deficit to two in less than four minutes. After the timeout, Brown hit a 3-pointer from the wing to extend the 10-2 lead and lift the Celtics to a 57-56 advantage.

Cole Anthony and Paul Bancaro fueled Orlando 's 7-2 spurt, only interrupted by a Robert Williams III alley-oop, but the Celtics scored the final eight points of the period to win Leading 71-68 . Brown's two dunks interrupt the frame.