NBA: Boston falls, Banchero is not enough for the Magic, Golden State comeback

The Celtics beaten by Washington, for the Italian-American 24 points in the knockout against Memphis NEW YORK (UNITED STATES) – Boston’s run-up to first place in the Eastern Conference occupied by Milwaukee suffers a sudden halt. Celtics overwhelmed 130-111 by Washington, with the Wizards who – without Beal and Kuzma – are dragged by an All Star version Porzingis (32 points and 13 rebounds) and return to dreaming of the play-ins, with the tenth place occupied by Chicago just two and a half races away. Boston never really in the game (Tatum the best with 28 points), a not positive sign in view of Thursday night’s match against the Bucks. In the meantime, they arithmetically ensure the title of the Central Division given the defeat of Cleveland against Atlanta for 120-118 (29 points for Murray and 21 for Okongwu, among the Cavs 44 points for Mitchell). The Hawks remain tied in eighth place in the East in Toronto, which hits the tenth victory in 11 games at the expense of Miami (106-92, 26 points for Siakam, 22 each for Barnes and Anunoby). The Heat are now seventh, one game behind the Nets but have to watch their backs from Toronto and Atlanta. In the West, however, Memphis consolidates its second position behind Denver: 113-108 over Orlando with 31 points from Bane. The best of the Magic is Wagner (25 points), Paolo Banchero finishes with 24 points (6/11 two-pointers, 3/7 three-pointers, 3/6 free throws), 11 rebounds, 5 assists, one block and 4 turnovers in 29 minutes. The growth of Golden State continues, increasingly a candidate for the role of loose cannon in the post-season. The Warriors beat New Orleans 120-109 after being down by 20, with the usual protagonist Curry (39 points including 24 from the arc, 8 rebounds and 8 assists) and the various Poole (21 points) and Thompson (17 points) at give him a hand. With this success, the reigning champions provisionally grab that sixth place which would guarantee them the play-offs without going through the play-in lottery. The picture of the matches played in the Italian night is completed by the third victory in a row for Charlotte: 137-134 over OKC, 43 points (career high) of which 22 in the last period for PJ Washington. – photo – ​​. glb/red 29-Mar-23 09:40


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