Brown goes Bananas, Celtics smash Spurs at home

The Boston Celtics defeated the San Antonio Spurs 137-93 Sunday night at TD Garden. After a feeling out process in the 1st quarter that found San Antonio with a 2 point lead, Boston dominated the rest of the game, winning the final 3 periods by 46 points.

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.
Jaylen Brown led the way for the Celtics, recording his 3rd 40 point game of the year. He finished with 41 points and 13 rebounds, while also shooting 18/29 from the field. With Jayson Tatum unable to go, JB took over this game and the Spurs had no answers for him.

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. 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.

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.