Last night the Celtics were in rare form from the start of the game and never looked back. They defeated the Sacramento Kings by 53 points. At one point, the C’s led the game by 60 points in the fourth quarter. The final score 128-75.
Within the few minutes of the game the C’s jumped off to a 14-4 lead and didn’t look back. Jayson Tatum was in a groove the entire game scoring 24 points at half. Jaylen Brown also dropped 22 in the half despite being sidelined due to foul trouble early on.
“Today a lot of us are hitting shots. Probably the best first half we’ve played all season,” said Tatum.
In the second half, Boston didn’t look back. They continued their run despite the Kings trying to fight back at the top of the third quarter. Tatum finished with 36 points as Brown had his 30 points and 10 rebounds.
The major reason for the huge lead was the shooting from deep. As a team, the Celtics shot 44.4% from behind the arc while the kings shot 18.2% on 6/33 shooting. SAC just couldn’t buy a bucket throughout the game. Kings shot 30% from the field while Celtics made nearly half of all the of their shots at 49%.
By the start of the fourth quarter the Celtics stars sat down and let the bench players get their shine for the entire quarter. Young guys like Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith showed out putting together 19 points total. Robert Williams put up a double double with 13 points and 17 rebounds.
“We were sharing the wealth. Everybody contributed. Everybody was hitting shots. We scored 128 points,” said Tatum. “It was just a great night overall for everybody.”
The Celtics take on the Atlanta Hawks this Friday in a eastern conference matchup. They’ll try to extend their winning streak to 3 games.
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