March 30, 2024

After their nine-game winning run was brought to an end by Atlanta Hawks three days earlier, Boston Celtics were looking to get back to winning ways. Dejounte Murray had other ideas, scoring with less than a second remaining of overtime to secure back-to-back wins for the Hawks against the Eastern Conference leaders. New Orleans Pelicans were winners against Milwaukee Bucks.picturepictureDejounte MurrayDejounte Murray’s game-winner with 0.1 seconds remaining in overtime secured a dramatic 123-122 win for the Atlanta Hawks against the Boston Celtics.It completed back-to-back victories for the Hawks over the Eastern Conference leaders, However, Murray took possession at half-court before engaging in a one-on-one battle with Celtics guard Jrue Holiday.He dribbled to the top of the key and, despite having Holiday’s hand in his face, Murray executed a jumper to snatch the win.Delighted with the win, Murray, who racked up a career-high 44 points, said: “That’s the best team in the league – we competed.”It took him the same amount of shots to achieve those points, which is something Murray wants to improve on.”I still feel like I played awful. I don’t want to take that many shots. But I know Kobe would be proud of me.”Murray’s efforts matched the unwanted record of the late Kobe Bryant from 2002 – scoring the fewest points from at least that many attempts.The Celtics had been on a nine-game winning run before the pair of losses, but they are already guaranteed a place in the season-ending play-offs.pictureZion Williamson starred for New Orleans Pelicans against Milwaukee BucksElsewhere, New Orleans Pelicans coach Willie Green praised Zion Williamson as his team got past the Milwaukee Bucks 107-100Williamson scored 28 points, with Green saying he “is putting the team on his shoulders.”CJ McCollum added 25 for the Pelicans, while Giannis Antetokounmpo top-scored with 35 for the Bucks.- – –