Magic stun Celtics, Pacers stop Spurs
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
The Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of the Boston Celtics on Jan. 21, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA’s Eastern Conference leaders.
Elfrid Payton scored 22 points for the Magic, who had lost their last 14 games in Boston in a skid stretching back to February
“It feels good to get a win, especially after playing well,” Payton said. “We felt we played well against the Cavaliers and didn’t come out with the victory. So to get the win today feels good.”
Orlando spoiled the return from injury of Boston point guard Kyrie Irving, whose 40 points couldn’t prevent the Celtics from dropping a third straight game for the first time this season.
Jaylen Brown scored 17 points and Marcus Morris finished with 12 to score in double figures for the fourth consecutive game
for the Celtics.
Elsewhere, Victor Oladipo delivered 19 points as the Indiana Pacers ended the San Antonio Spurs 14-game winning streak at home with a 94-86 victory.
Darren Collison tallied 15 points for the Pacers, who halted a three-game losing streak in San Antonio.
Lakers beats the Knicks at home
In Los Angeles, Jordan Clarkson had 29 points and 10 assists, Julius Randle added 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 127-107.
Kyle Kuzma added 15 points for the Lakers, who have won six of their last eight games and the last two without injured
rookie Lonzo Ball.