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NBA -- Celtics end 6-year drought, beat Spurs, 108-94


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BOSTON – Gregg Popovich was calm ​and​​ ​relaxe​d, ​even joking with the media​ ​before the game​. The show of confidence was perhaps fueled by the fact that the Celtics has never beaten his team since 2011.

But it was a different ​outcome this time with Kyrie Irving ​at the helm of the Boston squad.


The ​All-Star ​point guard had 24 points and 6 assists to lead the Celtics to an exciting ​108-94 win. ​​Veteran Al Horford of the Dominican Republic contributed 14 points and 13 rebounds while Jaylen ​Brown ​added 18 points and 4 rebounds.

The first half was a see-saw battle, with the Spurs’ perimeter shooting putting them in the driver’s seat until Irving took over.

The former Duke star punctuated his brilliant shot-making ability in the last 29 seconds of the ​second ​quarter with a strong drive to the basket versus Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge, making a three-point play.

Brandon Paul led the Spurs with 18 points from the bench and Rudy Gay with 14 for a losing cause.

The Celtics next meet the Sacramento Kings in Wednesday, November 1.


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