Paul has 33, Rockets end Warriors’ streak with 116-108 win
Elfrid Payton had 22 points and the Magic won for just the third time in their last 20 games, overcoming Kyrie Irving’s 40 points to beat the Boston Celtics 103-95 on Sunday.
It feels good to get a win, especially after playing well, Payton said. We felt we played well against the Cavs and didn’t come out with the victory. So to get the win today feels good.
Orlando snapped a 14-game losing streak at Boston. The Magic had lost 10 in a row on the road overall since early December including a one-point loss to Cleveland in its previous game.
Irving sat out Boston’s previous game to rest a sore left shoulder. Despite his efforts, the Celtics dropped their season-worst third straight overall and at home.
We haven’t played well consistently on both ends for a while now, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. I felt like they were shooting layups for the most part tonight.
By missing Monday’s home game, Antetokounmpo will have eight days off to rest and receive treatment. The Bucks plan for him to return to the lineup Friday against the Brooklyn Nets.
Antetokounmpo will be missing his third and fourth games this season with the same ailment, having sat out a Nov. 22 contest at Phoenix and a Dec. 23 matchup in Charlotte.
Named an Eastern Conference starter for next month’s All-Star Game, Antetokounmpo is second in league scoring with 28.2 points per game to go along with 10.1 rebounds per tilt.