Celtics win 6th straight versus the Sacramento Kings
The Boston Celtics beat the Sacramento Kings in comfortable fashion, with a final score of 113-86. Everyone played well. Everyone did their job. It was just another day in the office for this team. Getting the job done so that they can get home for dinner.
Celtics beat Kings 113-86. That's six straight wins for the C's, who now sit alone at the top of the NBA standings at 6-2.
The game was over before it even started, and the team knew it during warmups. Here's Marcus Smart just messing around. He went 0-for-3 on the night, tallying his only two points via free throws, but he contributed 8 assists and finished +20. A solid performance.
Jaylen Brown continues to show why he's in the discussion to win Most Improved Player. The guy only missed once from the field all night, and recorded his third 20+ point game of the season. He also grabbed six boards. The future is now, people. And it looks bright. The Celtics lead 58-45 at the half.
The first half's momentum was carried into the third quarter by Kyrie Irving, who contributed to the Celtics' first three baskets of the half. First he drained a three pointer. Then he stole the ball, dribbled it through the middle with finesse, patiently waited for the defender to bite, and tossed this gem to Al Horford. Then he hit another three. Irving finished with 22 points, 5 assists, and four steals. He continues to impress the nation with his unexpected defense.
The Cs were up by 29 points going into the fourth quarter. The starters got comfortable in their sweats, court side, and we got to see the bench players perform. It was a lovely night to watch some Celtics' basketball. Daniel Theis earned his first NBA double-double, finishing with a 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Semi Ojeleye and Terry Rozier finished with 11 and 12 points, respectfully. Jayson Tatum recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, and Aron Baynes got big with nine rebounds.
I'd be neglectful not to mention my man Al Horford, who can do it all. And did it all tonight. He finished with a stat line that'll make the haters come out of their caves: 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. He makes everybody on the floor play better, and that was evident in tonight's win.
Can’t believe we’re still at a point where people are debating Al Horford’s value to the #Celtics. He’s worth the money. Chill.
And the best part of the game came with two minutes remaining in regulation. A familiar sound came though my speakers. People in the crowd started dancing. Celtics' players were smiling and laughing on the bench. It was time. Gino time! The Cs will face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.