Irving, Hayward miss at end as rally falls short
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BOSTON — The way things went on the road for the Orlando Magic last season, one of the final two 3-point attempts by Boston probably would have gone in.
But it’s a new season and the ball bounced the right way in the closing seconds for Orlando.
Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Magic survived two 3-point attempts by Boston in the final seconds to beat the Celtics 93-90 on Monday night.
“We definitely held our breath,” Vucevic said of the second 3-point attempt. “Once it hit the rim and I looked at the clock, it was almost over and I was like, ‘All right, we’re good.”’
Jonathan Isaac added 18 points and 12 boards for the Magic (2-2), who went just 8-33 on the road last season, losing 25 of their final 28.
“It had a chance for sure,” Hayward said. “It was a good look. Kind of the story of the night, we had a bunch of good