Number one draft pick Paolo Banchero scored 23 points as the Orlando Magic ended the injury-depleted Boston Celtics’ nine-game winning streak with an upset 113-98 victory on Tuesday (all times AEDT).
Orlando, languishing three places off the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 17-29 record prior to Tuesday’s game, took full advantage of Boston’s injury crisis to complete a deserved win at the Amway Center in Florida.
The league-leading Celtics were missing key defensive figures Marcus Smart and Robert Williams due to injury and their absence proved crucial as a fired-up Orlando stormed to victory.
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The 20-year-old Banchero showed a maturity beyond his tender years to orchestrate Orlando’s win, which…