The winning streak now reaching 9 straight for the Boston Celtics as they stomp over Philly by over 40 points. Out the gate the Celtics took a 14-4 lead with 11 of those points going to Jaylen Brown. The C’s never looked back with the lead once reaching 51 points!
It’s worth mentioning Philly was without new addition James Harden (hamstring) on the floor. Joel Embiid being the only star pulled in 19 points in just 26 minutes.
As for Boston—it was a joint effort as everyone played tonight. As opposed to coach Udoka’s decision as of late to only play 8 players. Instead, a huge contribution off the bench with 53 points combined. Daniel Theis proving to be a nice addition back in a Celtics jersey with his rebounding and perimeter shooting.
Leading scorers for the C’s were Brown (29) and Jayson Tatum (28). And although it wasn’t so much the defense that made the C’s run away with the game it was the shooting. Boston shot 55.6% from deep and 56% from the field. Grant Williams and Tatum made 4 three’s while Brown was red hot with 5 three’s from deep. All of which was in the first half for Brown.
By halftime, the C’s were already up over 20 points with the score 42-69. From there, Doc Rivers started pulling his stars off the court.
Even without Robert williams (right calf tightness) out and Marcus Smart hurting his ankle in the second quarter—the C’s managed to still pull things together. On the defensive side, Boston was able to get 10 blocks and force 9 turnovers for Philly.
The Celtics now on a 9 game winning streak and 6th place in the eastern conference. They’re tied with Philly for the 5th spot. They’ll try to push this streak to 10 wins as they play at home against the Detroit Pistons tomorrow night.