Celtics extend win streak to 4 with 116-115 victory
Boston left Portland with a narrow 116-115 victory. It was a battle throughout the night, but it was the Celtics prevailing with the win. The Celtics improve their record to 29-26 as they're now 2-0 on the road trip.
The Jays combined for 56 points as a duo. Jayson Tatum had 32-9-5 on 10/17, while JB had 24-4-2 on 9/21 from the field. Tatum had some huge late-game possessions including a dagger from 3-point range in the final seconds/ Kemba Walker was able to pitch in with 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Celtics did a good job containing CJ McCollum, but couldn't do too much against Damian Lillard. Dame Dolla had a double-double with 28 points, and 10 assists. When you're going up against a player with the range that Dame has, you can't expect to have success slowing them down. Carmelo Anthony came off the bench for Portland, and put up 25 points. The future hall of famer came in, and shot 10/15 for the Trailblazers.
The Celtics will now travel to LA to take on our enemy, the Los Angeles Lakers. LA has been battling injuries so it's unlikely we see a full healthy Lakers squad, but should be a good game nonetheless. This game tips off Thursday in the Staples Center at 10:00.