The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) snapped a two-game losing streak behind a barrage of 3-pointers.
The Celtics hit 19 3-pointers to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 121-107 in their 2023-2024 regular season opener, which doubled as an in-season tournament, at TD Garden in Massachusetts on Monday (Nov. 11).
Jaylen Brown scored 28 points, including five 3-pointers, and Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the team to victory.
After snapping a two-game losing streak, Boston also earned its first win in the Eastern Conference Group C of the in-season tournament.
New for this season, the in-season tournament is played in conjunction with regular season play.
The East and West conferences are divided into six groups, with the first-place team from each group and two of the remaining two second-place teams advancing to the eight-team tournament to determine the champion.
Boston, which led by as many as 18 points at one point, entered the fourth quarter trailing by nine after a Brooklyn comeback in the third quarter.
Boston’s Tatum and Sam Hauser (15 points) took turns hitting 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to pull away from Brooklyn.
The Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 114-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons, led by Joel Embiid.
Embiid scored 33 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead Philadelphia’s winning streak. Philadelphia, which sits in Group A of the 토토 Eastern Conference, recorded its first win in the in-season tournament.
Detroit, meanwhile, lost its seventh straight game.