Lyou Boston Celtics they arrived in Florida with the undefeated poster after having won in their first two games of the preseason. However the casualties by COVID-19 (Jaylen Brown y Al Horford have tested positive) and the rest that Ime Udoka gave players like Jayson Tatum or Marcus Smart was too much for the Massachusetts team, which added its first loss after losing to the Orlando Magic for a tight 103-102.
The Florida team (1-3) had to pull their deepest bench depth in the fourth quarter (30-23) to sign their first victory of the preseason. A triumph in which the contest of RJ Hampton. The former Denver Nuggets went to 20 pointI’m on a team that had as many as six players above double digits in scoring. Wendell Carter he stayed at 13 points and Cole Anthony at 11.
RESULTS OF THE DAY
- Suns 119-74 Trail Blazers
- Hornets 59-127 Mavericks
- Magic 103-102 Celtics
- Pacers 109-107 Grizzlies
- Knicks 108-100 Pistons
- Thunder 108-99 Nuggets
- Jazz 124-120 Bucks
The Celtics, who were ahead in the final 10 seconds of the crash, saw how Jeff Dowtin scored with two tenths to go second, giving the Magic the victory. Those in Massachusetts were led by Aaron Nesmith with 23 points, while Romeo Langford stayed at 12.
For his part, the Spanish forward Juancho Hernangmez He came off the bench in his third game with the Celtics jersey. The forward played seven minutes in which he scored one point (zero of three from the field goal and one of two from the free throw), he grabbed two rebounds, gave an assist and put a plug.