Irving scores 24, Brown adds 18 and Horford posts 14/13/5 as Celtics (finally) beat the Spurs (videos)
Kyrie Irving scored game-high 24 points to go with six assists and three steals (he now leads the NBA with 17 steals) as the Celtics finally beat the Spurs after 11-game losing streak. Irving exploded in the first half and then got hot at the start of the third quarter but it was his defensive efforts that impressed some fans the most. Jaylen Brown added 18 points on his own, getting back on track offensively and Al Horford chipped in with big double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds along with five assists on the night .
Terry Rozier finished the game with 12 points, being great spark off the bench for Boston. Rozier got 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, including 8-0 run that gave the Celtics the biggest lead of the night. Jayson Tatum had only seven points but he grabbed 11 rebounds to go with three blocks, being big help for his team even when his shots weren't falling. And last but not least, it was another great game for the Celts in terms of defense -- Horford, Irving and Co. played some great D with LaMarcus Aldridge scoring 11 points on 13 shots!