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Jaylen Brown nets 50 as Celtics stun Magic in OT

Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball in opposition to Pat Connaughton #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks within the first half at Fiserv Discussion board on December 25, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Patrick McDermott/Getty Pictures/AFP

Jaylen Brown scored 21 of his career-high 50 factors within the fourth quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds to assist the Boston Celtics rally previous the visiting Orlando Magic for a 116-111 time beyond regulation win on Sunday evening.

Boston led 110-104 with 1:11 left within the further interval. Orlando closed inside 110-109 after a Wendell Carter Jr. free throw with 42.4 seconds on the clock, however Al Horford supplied the profitable basket on his 3-pointer with 27.4 seconds left.

Dennis Schroder had 21 factors and 7 assists in his return from the NBA’s COVID-19 well being and security protocol and Marcus Good added 17 factors with seven helpers for the Celtics.

Boston gained its second straight recreation following a 123-108 victory over powerhouse Phoenix on New Yr’s Eve. It marked the primary time the Celtics gained consecutive video games since Nov. 28 and Dec. 1.

Terrence Ross had a season-high 33 factors off the bench and Gary Harris scored 23 to guide Orlando, which blew a 14-point lead late within the fourth quarter to endure its fifth consecutive defeat.

Ross suited up for the primary time since Dec. 15 versus Atlanta after clearing the COVID protocol together with Magic teammates Mo Bamba, Hassani Gravett and Mychal Mulder.

Carter Jr. contributed 15 factors, 16 rebounds and 7 assists whereas Franz Wagner and Tim Frazier added 14 factors apiece for Orlando.

Celtics star Jayson Tatum missed his fourth straight recreation within the COVID protocol. Boston heart Robert Williams III (proper massive toe sprain) was sidelined one recreation after notching his first profession triple-double.

Boston led 45-42 at halftime however fell right into a double-digit gap after being outscored 35-20 within the third quarter.

Orlando led 96-82 after Wagner’s layup with 4:20 remaining within the fourth earlier than Boston rallied with a 16-2 surge to tie the sport at 98 on Brown’s two-point basket with 37.8 seconds to play.

After a Magic five-second violation, Brown put the Celtics forward 100-98 with one other bucket with 30.9 left earlier than Frazier’s layup re-tied it with 21.8 seconds to go.

Brown missed a 20-foot pull-up jumper simply earlier than the buzzer to ship the sport to OT.


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