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Boston lives its best moment: fifth consecutive victory

The Celtics have found their way. It is true that the calendar has helped them, but this does not change reality. After winning last night in Orlando, they have won five in a row (seven in the last eight games) and are now level with sixth place (Toronto), the last place that gives direct access to the playoffs.

If there is something that has improved in Boston, it is defensive work. In the aforementioned winning streak (last eight games) they have only allowed 92.7 points per night. This has multiplied their chances of victory, which closed against the Magic by a clear 83-116.

The visit to Florida had little history. Jaylen Brown was the best of his team with 26 points, Dennis Schröder surprised with 22 off the bench and Jayson Tatum contributed 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. It was a collective effort that allowed them to reach the break 10 points up and end up sentencing in the second half until concluding with a 33-point advantage.

“We can become suffocating with our size and versatility. We have big forwards, versatile players and a pit bull as a point guard (Marcus Smart). There is no real weakness… This is what we envisioned and it is becoming a reality now that we have some consistency with our lineups,” says Ime Udoka, head coach from Boston.

Mosley bets on the measure

Orlando fell to a record of 0-21 last night when it does not reach 100 points this season. The situation is more than far from being ideal, but they do not want to fall into drama for that. Jamahl Mosley, head coach of the Magic, believes that they should relativize the results.

You are never as good when you win or as bad as you think when you lose. Our guys understand that and we will bounce back. It’s just about guys staying the course and staying positive. It is a united group, so they will continue to push and fight for each other », he emphasizes.

Regarding what was seen on the floor, the best of the Florida team was rookie Jalen Suggs with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Along with him, only Wendell Carter Jr. was in double scoring figures with 14 points.

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