NBA: Kyrie Irving leads Celtics to ninth straight win

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots a basket against Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) on Nov. 6.
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Kyrie Irving scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum scored 21 and the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to nine games Monday night with a 110-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Atlanta.

The Celtics are 9-2, best in the NBA, and have their longest winning streak in seven years.

“It’s a beautiful game when it’s played the right way,” said Irving, whose three-point basket from the right wing provided the game’s 25th lead change and put the Celtics ahead to stay at 104-103. “It’s not going to look good every possession, but you’ve got to be able to move onto the next play. I understand that better than most.”

at Golden State 97, Miami 80: Kevin Durant had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead the defending champions. Draymond Green had 18 points, nine rebounds and a season-high four three-point baskets for the Warriors, who made only 36.8% of their shots, 11 of 32 from three-point range, but won for the seventh time in eight games.


Brooklyn 98, at Phoenix 92: Former Laker D’Angelo Russell had 23 points and eight assists, Joe Harris scored a season-high 18 points and the Nets ended a four-game slide.