On Friday night at Amway Center, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Orlando Magic 111-106.
Aaron Holiday, a shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers, came off the bench to help the Pacers beat the Orlando Magic.
This is Aaron’s second consecutive game with a lead score for the Pacers, giving the team a two-game winning streak. Aaron had 20 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists off the bench. He had previously scored a season-high 22 points in a win over Minnesota.
He scored 20 points by hitting six of Indiana’s 11 3-pointers. His first four attempts were all from outside the arc. On Friday, he shot 6 of 10 from beyond the arc.
His six three-pointers were a season-high, and he also outscored his season scoring average for the eighth time in a row.
“I’m not used to playing good games, but I am used to shooting the ball and scoring buckets.
And I have a high expectation for myself,” said Holiday, who has hit 13 of his last 19 3-point attempts.
“I’m most enraged when I’m having a really bad game. I had four turnovers today, and they were all due to me making poor decisions.”
After three games, Sabonis was reintroduced to the starting lineup.
In a similar vein, Domantas Sabonis returned from a three-game injury absence with 16 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists.
In the first half, Sabonis had a double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists.
Within 21 minutes, Dough McDermott had 19 points, six rebounds, and a steal.
Brogdon, who had been out for the previous four games due to a right hip injury, has also returned. He finished with 11 points after missing all five of his 3-point attempts.
Indiana coach was ecstatic with his team’s results.
Indiana coach Nate Bjorkgren said, “We’re having guys back, we’re moving the ball beautifully, and we’re sharing it very well.”
“Our bench is making a significant contribution. I’d like to see the overall readiness continue.”
Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic, on the other hand, gave the Pacers a hard time, scoring 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter.
With 14.9 seconds left, James Ennis III made two free throws to cut the Magic’s lead to 109-106. With 8.7 seconds left, T.J. McConnell sealed the deal with two free throws.
For the Magic, Mo Bamba had 14 points and six rebounds.
Bamba, who blocked three shots, said, “I’m definitely trending up, but I’ve got to be harder on myself.”
On Monday, the Pacers will face the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Magic will face the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Boston Celtics win in overtime against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
At TD Garden on Friday, the Boston Celtics defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 145-136 in overtime.
The Timberwolves got off to a fast start, leading the Celtics by 12 points in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, however, the Celtics cut the deficit with strong shooting. They scored 32 points, compared to Minnesota’s 27 points.
Minnesota’s good shooting in the first quarter, on the other hand, helped them maintain a 7-point lead over the Celtics.
Following Minnesota’s free throws, the Celtics quickly rallied.
With 4:49 left in the third quarter, Celtics’ Kemba Walker was called for a foul on Anthony Edwards’ drive to the basket.
Following that, Walker expressed his displeasure with the decision, which resulted in a technical foul. Brad Stevens also disputed the call, but the foul was upheld.
Marcus Smart, meanwhile, had 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. Kemba Walker led the team in scoring with 17 points.
Timberwolves’ D’ Angelo Russell guides them to overtime
Karl-Anthony Towns, on the other hand, had a double-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists.
came off the bench for the Timberwolves and scored 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Russell scored 19 of his 26 points tonight, including 19 in the fourth quarter and overtime.
He also hit a three-pointer with 8.6 seconds remaining to tie the game at 124, forcing overtime.
Anthony Edwards, on the other hand, had 24 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds. Similarly, Josh Okogie had 16 points and Jade McDaniels had 11 points.
The victory moves the Boston Celtics to 27-26 in the Eastern Conference, where they will face the Toronto Raptors on Monday.
Meanwhile, at Target Center, the Timberwolves take on the Chicago Bulls.
Minnesota jumped out to a 13-point lead after converting three free throws off Walker’s fouls.
The Celtics were much more aggressive in their games. They made excellent decisions to move the ball up the court. As a result of the free throws, Boston went on a 16-5 run to close to within 92-90 late in the quarter.
They also did a fantastic job on defense, preventing the Timberwolves from scoring.
Before the Timberwolves forced overtime, the Celtics scored as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter.
The Celtics eventually took hold of the game in overtime and defeated the Timberwolves 145-136.
Jayson Tatum scored 53 points on the night, making him the franchise’s youngest player to score 50 points in a single game.
He also became the first Celtics player to score 53 points since Larry Bird.
Tatum had a double-double, scoring 53 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out four assists. Jaylen Brown, meanwhile, had 26 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.