Top National Sports Stories: Celtics' streak hits 10...Warriors cool off Wolves...Pistons stay hot...Rangers double up Bruins

Published on November 09, 2017 at 07:02AM

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics picked up their 10th straight win since an 0-2 start as Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points and Kyrie (KY’-ree) Irving added 19 in a 107-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Baynes also had eight rebounds and three assists for the Celts, who saw a 20-point, first-half lead shrink to two in the third quarter before improving to an NBA-best 10-2. Boston played without big man Al Horford after he was placed in concussion protocol earlier Wednesday.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson hit six 3-pointers while scoring 28 points in the Golden State Warriors’ fifth consecutive win, 125-101 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Stephen Curry had 22 points, eight assists and eight rebounds to help Golden State win easily without the injured Kevin Durant. The Warriors scored 74 points in the second half and ended the Timberwolves’ five-game winning streak.

UNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Pistons won for the sixth time in seven games as Tobias Harris contributed 23 points to a 114-97 win against the Indiana Pacers. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and Evan Fournier delivered 23 as the Orlando Magic sent the New York Knicks to just the second loss in their last eight games 112-99. And former Phoenix guard Goran Dragic scored a season-high 29 points in the Heat’s 126-115 victory over the Suns.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers are over .500 after Jimmy Vesey (VEE’-see) scored twice in a 29-second span of the first period to spark a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Pavel Buchnevich (booch-NAY’-vihch) and Rick Nash also scored to support Henrik Lundqvist, who handled 31 shots. The Rangers have won seven of nine since a 1-5-2 start to the season.

UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning were winners last night. Patrick Marleau’s second-period goal put the Maple Leafs ahead to stay before Connor Carrick provided the eventual game-winner in a 4-2 triumph over the Wild. Vladislav Namestnikov scored twice and had an assist in the Lightning’s 5-1 verdict over the San Jose Sharks.