Celtics fall to Pelicans 116-113

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Celtics fall to Pelicans 116-113

Joe Mondor, Sportswriter

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In a tough game versus the two headed monster of the Pelicans the Celtics saw their 7 game win streak snapped Tuesday night in Boston 116-113

In the first half the Celtics struggled vitally to score shooting just 36% from the field. For New Orleans, all star Anthony Davis was putting on a show versus the smaller Boston team putting up a ridiculous 25 point 8 rebound performance in the first half alone. The Celtics went into halftime down 10 trailing 58-48.

In the second half the Celtics would continue to hang around led by a barrage of 3’s from Kyrie Irving. Although it seemed the Celtics had shaken off the rust from such a long break they could not contain Anthony Davis no matter what they tried. It was not until late in the fourth where the Celtics took the lead led by a dunk from Jaylen Brown and 3’s from Kyrie Irving and Daniel Theis. The Celtics continued to cling to a 101-96 lead before giving up a crucial rebound to Anthony Davis that led to a Pelicans score. Late game heroics by Kyrie Irving tied the game up and sent the two teams into overtime.

Pelicans center Anthony Davis finished with 45 points and 16 rebounds against the Celtics Tuesday night in Boston.

The Pelicans came out extremely aggressive in the overtime and the Celtics defense had no answer for them. A late game shot by Pelicans guard Jrue Hoilday put the game on ice as the Pelicans went on to beat the Celtics 116-113 ending the Celtics win streak at seven games. Anthony Davis finished with a monstrous 45 points and 16 rebounds while Kyrie Irving finished with 27 points, 2 assists and 7 rebounds.

 

The Celtics will be back in action against Philadelphia Thursday night in Boston.

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