The Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak came to an end yesterday after they suffered a loss against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center on Sunday evening.

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield led the scoreboard, posting a season-high 35 points, ending the Boston Celtics hot streak. The Celtics’ 10-game winning streak was snapped after a 100-99 loss to the Kings.

After winning the close game which almost came down to the wire, Hield said, “Thank God we were able to pull off this win. Definitely needed this win. We’ve got to stay locked in and stay focused and be ready for every challenge every night.”

Hield added, “We know what we’re doing. We’re going to try to take it one game at a time and we’ll be fine.” After the last bout, the Kings improve to 5-7 after a 0-5 start to the 2019-20 season.

The Celtics came down to 10-2 after the loss after their guard, Kemba Walker, scored 15 points along with 9 assists, followed by Jason Tatum and Daniel Theis as they both scored 14. Theis also contributed to 10 rebounds for the Celtics followed by Jaylen Brown with 8. Brown scored the most points with 18.

Along with Hield, the Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic marked up 12 points along with 10 assists, while Nemanja Bjelica scored 12 points and 14 rebounds.

The game almost came down to the wire with the scores being close at the end of the 4th quarter with 2 minutes left as Buddy Hield drained a three-pointer from the perimeter and put the Kings in a 96-95 lead. The Celtics’ Tatum reciprocated with a jumper as Hield hit a fade-away shot on the other end.

With less than a minute left on the clock, the Celtics managed to gather a 99-98 edge with a Theis dunk. The Kings’ center, Richuan Holmes was then fouled on the defensive side and was awarded a loose ball foul with two free throws. He etched the final lead for the Kings 100-99 and sunk both of the free throws after which Celtics’ Marcus Smart’s unsuccessful jumper at the other end sealed the victory for the Kings.

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Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield headlines a number of players who could go in the top 10 of the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. Getty Images