Kyrie Irving was eating, and when Kyrie eats, the entire team does too. Irving finished the first quarter with 11 points on 3-of-3 shooting from deep and 4 assists. Jaylen Brown tallied 7 points and went 2-for-2 from three point range. Terry Rozier and the bench got theirs as well. The bench as a whole dropped 11 points. 6 of those points came from Terry on his 2-of-2 from deep.
The team hit eight of their eleven attempted three-pointers in the quarter.
The Cs found plenty of open shots in the first, and it's because their ball movement was top-notch.
Terry Rozier remained perfect from the floor, and ended the half 4-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from deep with 12 points. His only inaccuracy came at the free throw-line, where he hit 2 of his 3 attempts.
Semi Ojeleye played for over eleven minutes in the half, and while he didn't take a shot in the entire twenty-four minutes, he remained effective on the defensive end. Here's a would-be Tommy Point that led to a Rozier slam.
Kyrie continued to explode and dropped an additional 10 points in the second quarter, making his halftime total 21. He'd pair that with 4 rebounds and 4 assists on 7-of-10 shooting. Here's one of his five three-pointers.
Kyrie Irving: 25/6/5 on 8-of-13 shooting from field, 5-of-8 from deep
Jaylen Brown: 13/4/3
Marcus Morris: 13/8/2
Terry Rozier: 15/4/1 on 5-of-8 shooting
Daniel Theis: 12 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Bench: 52 points.
Rebounds:44 Boston 40 Memphis
Offensive Rebounds: 9 Boston 5 Memphis
3rd straight win
I wonder if the All-Star break was all this team needed to get things back on track, or if it was something else...