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Celtics at Pelicans: Boston holds off New Orleans 117-109 to extend streak to 9 games

The Boston Celtics came into their Friday night road game against the New Orleans Pelicans with an NBA-best eight-game winning streak, hoping to push it to nine by breaking a three-game streak of the Pels.

And, like clockwork, the Celtics did exactly that, smacking down every attempt by the Pels to mount a comeback with a barrage of 3-point shooting. The nearly wire-to-wire win was powered by the team’s starters, with all five scoring in double figures. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists in one of his most complete games yet this season, with Derrick White adding 26 points, and Jayson Tatum 19 points, 7 boards, and 10 assists.

Let’s take a look at some of the best plays captured in images from the Celtics’ 16th game of their 2022-23 campaign.

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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports