Recap: Boston Celtics hit cruise control for 113-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls
|Jayson Tatum had two transition blocks in the Celtics' win over the Chicago Bulls. Photo via the Boston Celtics on Twitter @celtics.|
January 14, 2020Team Jay lead the way once again for the Celtics, with Jaylen Brown picking it up in the second half. He finished the night with 19 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. A big chunk of his point production came from the fact that he was able to get to the free-throw line, where he took 9 shots and hit every single one of them.
After his career night on Saturday, Jayson Tatum picked up right where he left off looking confident as ever. He scored a team-high 21 points to go with 6 rebounds and 2 assists, as well as 2 impressive blocks in transition, plays on the defensive end.Brown knocks it ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ajxmexPxkt— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 14, 2020
Inserted into the starting five tonight for the injured Daniel Theis (right knee soreness), Enes Kanter has been on quite a run lately. Against the Bulls, he scored 15 points with a game-high 9 rebounds. He also shot an impressive 77.8% from the field only missing 2 shots throughout the duration of the night. This was after his last outing for the C's where he just barely missed a 20-20 performance, scoring 22 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.💦 S P L A S H 💦 pic.twitter.com/hcTrtrqlEC— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 14, 2020
Kemba Walker had a pretty quiet night up until literally the last five minutes of the game. He was the last of six Celtics to hit the double-digit marker putting 14 points on the board for Boston on 55.6% shooting. He also grabbed 4 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, and sent back 2 blocks as well.
Marcus Smart and Grant Williams both had a solid night off the bench for Boston in the win. Smart scored 12 points on 50% shooting to go with 5 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. Very similarly, rookie Grant Williams scored 11 points on 50% shooting with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
For Chicago, rising star Zach Lavine lead the way for them in the loss scoring a game-high 30 points in 34 minutes. His biggest help came from Thaddeus Young off the bench who scored 17. Other than that, no one really showed up for the Bulls tonight, allowing for the Celtics to take ahold of this game early on and never let go.
Check out a full box score of tonight's game here, as well as a highlight reel of the games' top plays in the video down below.
The Celtics' next game will be this Wednesday night (January 15th) against the Detroit Pistons at 7:00 p.m. eastern standard time.
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