I.T. gets 27, Horford scores 19, Bradley comes up with 18 and Smart gets 13/6 off the bench (videos)
Isaiah Thomas scored game-high 27 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists as the Celtics beat the Nets in the TD Garden and jumped back again on the top seed in the Eastern Conference with Cavaliers losing again, this time after overtime in Miami.
Al Horford came up big in the fourth quarter, finishing with 19 points, eight boards and four assists for the Celtics. Big Al hit some big shots down the road and helped his team to get 52nd win of the season.
Avery Bradley starts to play like his old self as he got 18 points on 7/10 shooting (including 3/5 from the downtown) on Monday night. Bradley got some great putbacks in the second quarter and finally shots were falling for him! This was easily his best performance since coming back to the play.
Marcus Smart finished the game with 13 points and six assists for Boston, hitting two 3-pointers on the night and going perfect 5/5 from the free throw line. Marcus was Celtics' best scorer off the bench!
Jae Crowder got himself a really solid all-around game with his 11 point, eight rebounds and six dimes performance. Crowder hit three 3's on the night and was Celtics' best rebounder (along with Horford and Jonas Jerebko) and best passer (along with Smart) as well.