Monday, November 28, 2022

NBA: Celtics set team record with 27 three-pointers win

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each hit six three-pointers in a record-setting performance as the Boston Celtics pulled away from the host New York Knicks for a 133-118 victory Saturday night.
Every Celtics player who took the court on Saturday hit at least one 3-pointer, and they went 27-for-51 on treys. The 27 3-pointers were two more than the previous team record, set against the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 15, and two shy of the NBA record, set by the Milwaukee Bucks against the Miami Heat on Dec. 29, 2020.
It was also the most three-pointers ever surrendered by the Knicks, who gave up 26 3-pointers against the Bucks on Nov. 10, 2021.
Sam Hauser had five three-pointers off the bench, while Marcus Smart hit three and both Malcolm Brogdon and Grant Williams drained a pair. Brown finished with 30 points and Tatum had 26 as the Celtics won both ends of a back-to-back set. Boston beat the Chicago Bulls 123-119 on Friday night.
Julius Randle scored 29 points and RJ Barrett had 27 for the Knicks, who were also trying to win on back-to-back nights. New York edged the Philadelphia 76ers 106-104 on Friday.
Hawks 124, Pelicans 121 (OT)
Dejounte Murray produced a triple-double and sparked Atlanta to an overtime win against visiting New Orleans.
Murray had 22 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals for the 18th regular-season triple-double of his career.
Trae Young led the team with 34 points and 10 assists and Clint Capela had season highs with 21 points, 19 rebounds and matched his season best with four blocked shots.
New Orleans got 29 points apiece from Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum. Williamson had eight rebounds and McCollum had 10. Herbert Jones added 19 points and nine rebounds.
Suns 102, Trail Blazers 82
Devin Booker scored 24 points in three quarters and Phoenix got a form of payback against visiting Portland with a convincing victory.
Chris Paul added 15 points and Mikal Bridges tallied 11 as Western Conference-leading Phoenix avenged Friday night’s 108-106 loss to Portland. Saturday’s game was the third and final meeting between the teams this season, and the Trail Blazers won two. Phoenix hasn’t lost to any other team this season.
Jerami Grant scored 14 points and Shaedon Sharpe added 13 for Portland, which is 1-1 to start a six-game road trip.
Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard (calf) missed his fourth straight game, while backcourt partner Anfernee Simons (foot) missed his second in a row.

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