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Bulls snap Celtics' nine-game winning streak in NBA

Xinhua
22 Nov 2022, 16:55 GMT+10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chicago Bulls snapped the Boston Celtics' nine-game winning streak in the NBA with a 121-107 triumph on Monday night, while the New Orleans Pelicans trounced the depleted Golden State Warriors 128-83.

DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points and Zach LaVine added 22 to help the Bulls claim their first win in five. Having built a 13-point cushion at halftime over the Eastern Conference leaders, the Bulls enlarged their lead to 21 in the third quarter and held on for the victory.

Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 28 points with Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon adding 25 and 23 respectively.

Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 34 points to lead the Pelicans into a home rout of the Warriors, who rested Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins following their first road win of the season over the Houston Rockets the previous night.

Devonte Graham had 19 for the Pelicans and Jonas Valanciunas added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Jordan Poole scored 26 points to lead the Warriors, who fell to 1-9 on the road.

In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo notched 37 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lift the Bucks over the Portland Trail Blazers 119-111.

Jrue Holiday scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bucks improve to 12-4 overall and 9-1 at home with Grayson Allen contributing 17 points and eight rebounds.

Also on Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-102, the Indiana Pacers blew out the Orlando Magic 123-102, the Minnesota Timberwolves nipped the Miami Heat 105-101, the New York Knicks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 129-119 and the Utah Jazz lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 121-114.

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