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Irving, Brown pace sixth straight win

  • Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Sacramento Kings' George Hill (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm

  • Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) shoots a three-point shot over the defensive efforts from Sacramento Kings' Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm

  • Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) pulls down a rebound ahead of Sacramento Kings' Kosta Koufos (41) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Celtics won, 113-86. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm

  • Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) drives the basket ahead of Sacramento Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm

  • Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield (24) drives to the basket ahead of Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Celtics won, 113-86. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm

  • Sacramento Kings head coach David Joerger watches play from the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Celtics won, 113-86. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm

  • Sacramento Kings' George Hill (3) and Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) vie for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm

  • Sacramento Kings' George Hill (3) celebrates after making a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) Mary Schwalm



Associated Press
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown each scored 22 points in three quarters, and the Boston Celtics coasted past the skidding Sacramento Kings 113-86 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

It was the Celtics’ 11th consecutive win over the Kings in Boston, dating to their last loss on Jan. 19, 2007. Terry Rozier added 12 points, and Daniel Theis had 10 points with 10 rebounds.

Buddy Hield scored 17 points and Zach Randolph 16 for the Kings, who lost their sixth in a row — the last three by an average of 24 points.

Boston led 58-45 at halftime and took complete control early in the third quarter, pushing it to 66-47 on Irving’s second 3-pointer in the opening two minutes.

Brown hit consecutive 3-pointers — 27 seconds apart — during a 17-2 run that made it 87-56 late in the third. Irving had seven points during the spree, including his third from beyond the arc in the quarter.

The Celtics led 89-60 after three.