Kyrie Irving couldn’t be stopped in this game. He made back-to-back lay-ups that sealed the Celtics’ fate. Irving scored 11 points in the last two and a half minutes of the game. Overall, Kyrie Irving went for 40 points, one short of his career-high. In the meantime, Doc Rivers’ words didn’t seem to do much for the Celtics, who have lost their fourth straight game.
The Magic were held to a 14-point third quarter as the Pistons once again used a balanced attack to beat them. Brandon Knight led Detroit with 18 points while rookie Andre Drummond continues to have a good rookie season as he scored 11 points and pulled down 11 boards. J.J. Redick shot the lights out, going 9-10 and scoring 26 points.
The Bucks jumped on the Sixers in the first quarter, leading by 10 at the end of that period. The Sixers couldn’t get over the hump the entire game. Ersan Ilyasova was actually awake in this game, going for 27 points and 16 boards. Jrue Holiday for the Sixers was limited to 3-12 shooting and nine points. Milwaukee is 6-2 under interim coach Jim Boylan.
The Thunder ran away from the Clippers in the third quarter and Kevin Durant asserted his dominance in the second half. Durant ended up with 32 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. The Clippers, who were without Chris Paul, have lost their second straight game.