Brown gets 23 for 21st birthday, Tatum adds 22 and Irving posts 20/7 as C's roll over NYK (videos)
Jaylen Brown scored 23 points on his birthday, being Celtics’ best scorer in a blowout win over New York Knicks. Brown celebrated 21st birthday but he played like matured veteran. His younger teammate Jayson Tatum added 22 points on his own to go with four rebounds, four steals and two blocks on the night. Boston fans have many reasons to be very optimistic about team’s future and these two young guns are two of those reasons. Kyrie Irving chipped in with 20 points and seven assists, finishing with perfect 9-for-9 from the line as he struggled a little bit from the field.
Al Horford got himself a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds to go with five dimes on the night. Big Al was also playing some really great defense on Kristaps Porzingis who came to the Garden as NBA’s second best scorer but finished the game with 12 points on 14 shots. Daniel Theis did his part on Latvian as well, getting one of his two blocks on Knicks big man. German scored 11 points to go along with five rebounds in the game. Celtics defense was extremely good Wednesday night and delivered almost 6-minute highlight reel.