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NBA. The Boston Celtics also bit too large for the NY Knicks

Boston is working on a chain of victories in the NBA. The Celtics beat Thursday night the New York Knicks with 128-100 and achieved a fourth consecutive victory.

Kyrie Irving was good for 22 points and 8 assists. Also Jaylen Brown (21 pts) and Al Horford (19 pts, 12 rebounds) did their penny (large) in the bag. With fourteen wins and ten defeats share Boston-the fifth place in the Eastern Conference with Indiana. Toronto (21-5) is the authoritarian leader. The Knicks (8-18) should be provisionally satisfied with twelfth place. The top eight (which to the play-offs may be), is difficult.

In the Western Conference was Portland, number seven in the standings, at home too strong for staartploeg Phoenix (108-86). Damian Lillard made 25 points, one more than teammate Jake Layman.

Utah won in the third duel of the evening easily of Houston. Derrick Favors (24 pts, 10 rebounds) led the home team to a 118-91 victory. The Jazz is, for now, eleventh in the west, the Rockets are thirteenth.

Results

Boston – New York 128-100

Portland – Phoenix 108-86

Utah – Houston 118-91

Standings (wins, losses, winning percentage):

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Toronto 21 5 0.808

2. Milwaukee 16 7 0.696

3. Philadelphia 17 9 0.654

4. Detroit 13 9 0.591

5. Indiana 14 10 0.583

. Boston 14 10 0.583

7. Orlando 12 13 0.480

8. Charlotte 11 13 0.458

9. Washington 11 14 0.440

10. Miami 9 14 0.391

11. New York 8 18 0.308

. Brooklyn 8 18 0.308

13. Cleveland 5 19 0.208

14. Atlanta 5 20 0.200

. Chicago 5 20 0.200

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Denver 17 7 0.708

2. Oklahoma City 16 7 0.696

3. LA Clippers 16 8 0.667

4. Golden State 17 9 0.654

5. LA Lakers 15 9 0.625

6. Memphis 14 9 0.609

7. Portland 14 11 0.560

8. Dallas 12 11 0.522

. Sacramento 12 11 0.522

10. Minnesota 13 12 0.520

11. New Orleans 13 13 0.500

. Utah 13 13 0.500

13. Houston 11 13 0.458

14. San Antonio 11 14 0.440

15. Phoenix 4 21 0.160

Program of Friday

Charlotte – Denver

Detroit – Philadelphia

Orlando – Indiana

Brooklyn – Toronto

Cleveland – Sacramento

Chicago – Oklahoma City

New Orleans – Memphis

San Antonio – LA Lakers

Phoenix – Miami

Milwaukee – Golden State

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