LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. – Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big lead early before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Boston led by as many as 24 in the second quarter, but Portland opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, with three three-pointers from Damian Lillard and two from CJ McCollum, and went ahead 101-98. Gary Trent Jr. hit a three-pointer with less than two minutes to go before the Celtics used a 7-0 run to go up 125-119 with about 30 seconds left.
Tatum rebounded from a poor performance in a loss Friday to Milwaukee when he scored five points and shot 2-for-18.
Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists. Jusuf Nurkic added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019.
Brooklyn 118, Washington 110: Caris LeVert scored 14 of his 34 points in the final seven minutes to help the Nets beat the Wizards and move closer to a playoff berth. Joe Harris scored a season-high 27 points and Allen added 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Nets, who lost to Orlando in their first seeding game. The Nets moved seven games ahead of ninth-place Washington. The Wizards' Thomas Bryant had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds.
San Antonio 108, Memphis 106: DeMar DeRozan made two free throws with a second to play, allowing the Spurs to hang on for victory after blowing an 11-point fourth-quarter lead. Memphis' Ja Morant finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
Orlando 132, Sacramento 116: Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and the Magic won its fifth in a row. But the Magic lost Jonathan Isaac, who reinjured the left knee he hurt Jan. 1 that kept him out until the restart.