The Celtics finished their five game road trip with an easy 111-93 win against the Pelicans Monday night in New Orleans.
The key for the Celtics was their ability to contain Anthony Davis. AD shot just 8-21 and managed to grab only six rebounds. That's 14 less than Jared Sullinger, who finished with a career-high 20 boards.
The game was tied 25-25 after the first quarter. Both teams were shooting 42% and both teams had 12 rebounds.
Jae Crowder blocked three shots in the first quarter and Sully had five rebounds. Isaiah Thomas went 3-3 on his way to seven points.
The Celtics won the second quarter 29-18 and went into halftime with a 53-44 lead.
Thomas only missed one shot in the first half, dropping 19 points on 8-9 shooting. Sullinger finished the half with 10 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk also contributed nine points.
For the Pelicans, Ryan Anderson did the most damage in the first half with 14 points. Anthony Davis had just eight.
The Celtics managed to push their lead to 20 in the third quarter but the Pelicans ended the quarter on a run as they pushed it to 79-67.
The fourth quarter was all Boston as they cruised to an 18-point victory. James Young saw the most action he's seen all season as he played 20 minutes. His stat line was 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists.
Other Notable Performances:
Jae Crowder: 17 points, 3 blocked shots
Jared Sullinger: 11 points, 20 rebounds, 3 assists
Isaiah Thomas: 22 points (9-13), 5 assists
Amir Johnson: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks
Kelly Olynyk: 21 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks
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