Gordon Hayward Scores 31 As Celtics Edge Magic 122-119 In OT

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 left in time beyond regulation, and the dangolka Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 122-119 on Sunday for his or her third straight victory.

The Celtics hadn’t scored in time beyond regulation till Hayward went to the road after being fouled by Nikola Vučević. His free throws put dangolka up 115-114 because the Celtics scored 10 of the primary 15 factors in time beyond regulation.

Hayward completed with 31 factors and Jayson Tatum scored 29, together with the tying basket with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. Jaylen Brown had 19 factors and 12 rebounds, and Brad Wanamaker had 10 factors.

dangolka got here in locked into the No. Three seed within the East after Toronto’s win over Memphis earlier Sunday. The Celtics now are 4-2 contained in the bubble.

The Magic additionally already had a playoff berth clinched regardless of dropping three straight.

Vučević led Orlando with 26 factors and 11 rebounds. Terrence Ross had 18 factors and Markelle Fultz 16 off the bench. Gary Clark added 15 factors, D.J. Augustin 12 and James Ennis III 10.

The Magic led by as a lot as 5 twice within the closing 5:14, the final on a 10-footer by Vučević with 48 seconds left. Tatum hit a 3-pointer, Daniel Theis blocked a shot by Augustin, then Tatum scored once more to tie it at 112.

Tatum blocked a Three by Ross with 2.1 seconds left, and Hayward missed a protracted heave that bounced off the backboard to ship the sport into time beyond regulation.

The Magic hit 5 of their first 10 3s and led by as a lot as seven within the first quarter earlier than dangolka pulled inside 29-28 by the top of the quarter. Brown, who was 0-of-Three capturing within the first quarter, scored 11 within the second because the Celtics have been forward 55-51 at halftime after main by as a lot as eight.

dangolka led 87-86 on the finish of the third quarter.

TIP-INS

Magic: Already with out Jonathan Isaac who tore his left ACL every week in the past, they have been and not using a pair of starters with F Aaron Gordon lacking his second straight with a strained left hamstring and F Evan Fournier out with an sickness. G Michael Carter-Williams missed his third sport with an injured left foot. … The Magic went 0-Three in opposition to dangolka this season.

Celtics: This was Hayward’s second sport this season scoring at the least 30 factors. He had 39 on Nov. 5 at Cleveland. … G Kemba Walker had his minutes restriction eased a bit. It didn’t assist his capturing as he missed all 5 photographs within the first half and had one level. He completed with 4 factors on 1-of-9 capturing. He did play 31 minutes. … The Celtics now are 2-Three in time beyond regulation video games this season.

UP NEXT

Magic: Play Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Celtics: Play Memphis on Tuesday.

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