Reporter Seo Jang-won = The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have won four consecutive victories despite the absence of key players.
Boston won 119-109 in a home game against the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2022-23 NBA regular season held at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the 13th (Korean time).
Boston, which had four consecutive wins, became 41-16 and maintained first place in the Eastern Conference. The gap with the second-place Milwaukee Bucks (39-17), which has recently won 10 consecutive wins, is 1.5 games.
In particular, the victory on this day is all the more valuable because it was won while the main players Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown were absent. Smart missed 10 games with an ankle injury and Brown missed 2 games with a facial injury. 카지노사이트
Nevertheless, a total of eight players, including Derek White with 23 points and 10 assists, Sam Houser (20 points) and Robert Williams III (10 points and 16 rebounds), led the victory by scoring double-digit points.
Memphis’ ace Ja Morant contributed 25 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, but it was not enough to prevent defeat.
Memphis, second in the Western Conference, whose winning streak ended, became 34-22. The gap with the first place Denver Nuggets widened to 4.5 games.
Boston, which is on the rise, will have an unavoidable confrontation with second place Milwaukee at the Fiserv Forum on the 15th. If Boston loses on this day, the gap with Milwaukee will be reduced to half a game. It is a game that must be won.
Memphis will play a home game against Utah Jazz, who are ranked 11th in the Western Conference, on the 16th.