Brown goes Bananas, Celtics smash Spurs at home
Boston was able to find success on both ends of the floor tonight, shooting 57.1% from the field, while also holding the Spurs to just 37.1%. The Celtics got good contributions from everyone who played tonight, which could be seen by the massive difference on the scoreboard.
Derrick White continued his strong play, recording 19 points and 8 rebounds while also finishing with a game high +41. Marcus Smart (13 pts, 4 ast) and Rob Williams III (11 pts, 8 reb) also played very well for Boston, while Malcolm Brogdon (20 pts, 9 ast) continued to make his case for the NBA 6th man of the year award.
The C's managed to make a bit of history tonight in the blowout win, beating their last 3 opponents by a combined 92 points is the 3rd highest point difference in a 3 game stretch in team history. This is an encouraging sign as we are just over 2 weeks from playoff time.
Jaylen Brown today:— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 27, 2023
First Celtic to reach those numbers since Paul Pierce in 2002. pic.twitter.com/ty7eWl5hsG
Tonight was a great win by the Celtics as they handled their business against a subpar team and were rewarded with a stress free win. Boston now sits 1.5 games behind the Bucks for the #1 seed, with a head-to-head matchup looming on Thursday in Milwaukee.
Boston outscored its last 3 opponents by 92 points combined. That's the most net PTS over a 3-game span by any team this season and the 3rd-best mark in Celtics history.— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) March 27, 2023
☘️ most net PTS over a 3-game span
+98 (11/19/63 – 11/29/63)
+97 (12/6/18 – 12/10/18)
+92 (3/21/23 – 3/26/23) pic.twitter.com/OfXoveofc9
If Boston is able to win that one and claim the season series tiebreaker, we could be looking at the #1 seed. With that in mind, Boston will need to focus on their next game before any of that, which will take place in Washington on Tuesday night.