< /p> Toronto-Detroit NBA basketball game, Feb. 12, 2023. From left, Toronto's Fred VanVleet and Detroit's Isaiah Livers.
Boston – The basketball players of Boston overpowered Memphis in the NBA with a team performance, won 119:109 and secured first place in the competition. Toronto, chasing a spot in the first round of the playoffs, earned an important 119-118 win over Detroit on Sunday thanks to Fred VanVleet's 35 points. For the ninth time in the season, he broke the 30-point mark, which he did for the first time in his career.
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This time, Boston could not rely on its star Jayson Tatum, who hit only three of 16 shots. In addition, injured supports Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon were missing. But the Celtics performed even more collectively and cohesively, when eight players scored double-digit points.
Sam Hauser shone with six three-pointers, Derrick White was the best scorer of the winners with 23 points. “That's the magic of our team. We have such a wide roster that there's always someone to help the team,” said White, who also had ten assists. Not even Ja Morant's 25 points were enough for Memphis.
Results of Sunday's games NBA:
Boston – Memphis 119:109, Toronto – Detroit 119:118.
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