Irving scores 25, Celtics cruise past Bulls

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Irving scored 25 points, Jaylen Brown had 20 and the Celtics coasted to a 117-92 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Well known for his acrobatic moves, Irving shot 9 for 15 from the floor against Chicago — including 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“I think that’s the one thing that gets lost in all the handles and all the different moves, and the plays that end up on YouTube, is how skilled he is shooting the ball,” Stevens said. “He’s just a tremendous shooter. He doesn’t miss when you’re just shooting without defense. He’s an elite shooter.”Thanks to Irving’s sweet shooting, the Celtics (27-9) halted a two-game skid. They haven’t lost three straight all season. Read Next LATEST STORIES “He’s one of the best — a true point guard that comes out, makes the right plays, the right decisions,” Brown said. “He’s assertive. He makes it easier for us.”Jayson Tatum added 13 points, and Al Horford and Aron Baynes each had 10 for the Eastern Conference leaders as all five Celtics starters were in double figures. Reserve guard Marcus Smart scored 11 points and rookie Daniel Theis grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to go with 10 points.Bobby Portis paced the Bulls (10-22) with 17 points. Robin Lopez and Lauri Markkanen both scored 10. Chicago lost its second straight after a seven-game winning streak.The Celtics avenged a lopsided defeat in Chicago on Dec. 11, when they lost by 23. Irving didn’t play in that game because he was rested.“We knew they were going to come out and try and be aggressive because of that,” said Bulls guard Kris Dunn, who went 1 of 12 from the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather challenges Kobe: ‘I’m ready to play you one on one for $1M’ Boston shot 5 of 7 from beyond the arc in the third quarter and outscored the Bulls 38-18.“They just had more edge than us, specifically that stretch in the third quarter,” Lopez said. “They seemed pretty comfortable out there, especially on offense.”Brown nailed a pair of 3-pointers and scored seven points as the Celtics opened the third with a 13-2 run, pulling out to a 73-60 lead.After the teams alternated baskets for a couple of minutes, Boston took charge by scoring 15 of the next 19 points. Irving had a pair of 3s during the run and Tatum added one.Boston led 98-76 after three.Chicago missed 12 of 18 shots overall in the third and committed six turnovers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving elbows Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn on the face as he goes past Dunn to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game. APBOSTON — Kyrie Irving makes spinning baskets off the dribble and converts drives in the lane while leaning in all sorts of different directions.It’s the simple jump shot that earns praise from Boston coach Brad Stevens.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img

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