The Boston Celtics, who ranked first in the NBA’s overall winning percentage, won four consecutive victories by defeating the powerful Memphis Grizzlies, second in the Western Conference, despite the absence of second option Jaylen Brown and starting point guard Marcus Smart. 

Boston won 119-109 in a home game against Memphis in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the 13th (Korean time). Boston, which ranks first in the Eastern Conference and has the highest win rate among 30 clubs, recorded 41 wins and 16 losses with its recent four consecutive wins, widening its lead by 1.5 games with the second-place Milwaukee Bucks (39-17), which has recently won 10 consecutive wins.  카지노

The game that day was a game that showed how solid Boston’s bench power was. In Boston, starting point guard Smart is missing 10 games due to an ankle injury, and Brown, who is serving as a second option following ace Jayson Tatum, suffered a facial bone injury during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on the 9th, making it difficult to play until the All-Star break. state. 

In this situation, even Tatum, the ace, threw 16 field goals in this game and suffered from a terrible field goal sluggishness with only 3 successes. Tatum made 9 free throws (12 attempts) and scored 16 points (7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots), but fell far short of his season average (30.8 points). 

Making up for Tatum’s slump were Derek White and Robert Williams III. White, who took over as the starting point guard in the absence of Smart, recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists, and big man Williams III, who showed outstanding athleticism and activity, also recorded a double-double with 10 points-16 rebounds, including 5 offensive rebounds. and took control of the bottom of the goal. With Steve Adams, who showed off Memphis’ board dominance, was absent due to injury, the bottom of the goal became a playground for Williams III. 

In addition, Sam Houser, who was included in the main lineup amid injuries to the main players, scored 20 points by making 6 3-point shots (11 attempts), and veteran big man Horford also showed off his versatility with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. On this day, as many as 8 Bostonians scored double-digit points, including Peyton Pritchard (12 points), Mike Muscala (10 points), and Grant Williams (10 points). 

Memphis’ ace Ja Morant contributed 25 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds, but Boston’s thick bench power prevented it and failed to win three games in a row. 

In the face-to-face match between the Toronto Raptors and the Detroit Pistons held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Toronto won by a single point, 119-118. Toronto’s one-two puncher Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam each scored 35 points and 8 assists, 28 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, respectively, making a big success, and second-year big man Scotty Barnes also backed up with 20 points. 

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