Celtics handle business, blow out Indiana 120-95 at home

The Boston Celtics returned to the comforts of home Friday night after a 6-game road trip, defeating Indiana 120-95 at TD Garden. Boston took a 60-55 lead into the halftime break, before they turned up the heat on the defensive end, holding Indiana to just 40 points in the 2nd half.
Jayson Tatum led the way for the Celtics as he often does, scoring a game high 34 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. Tatum was very effective inside the 3-point line, shooting 10/15 from inside the arc.

Boston got great contributions from multiple others on the night including Jaylen Brown (27 points, 7 reb), Derrick White (22 points, 9 ast), and Rob Williams III, who was all over the court in his 16 minutes. Rob's presence on the floor is so valuable, a guy who opposing players are truly afraid to take it at in the lane because of his shot blocking ability, he recorded 3 blocks and 3 steals tonight in limited playing time. With tonight's 34 point effort, Jayson Tatum broke the tie with Larry Bird for the most 30 point games by a Celtic in a season, recording his 40th of the year. This is quite the accomplishment for the 25 year old and I'm sure it won't be the last time his name is etched in the Celtics history books. So here's to many more successful years and records broken, Congratulations JT.
With the win, Boston moves to 51-23 on the season with 8 games remaining in the regular season. They still sit at the #2 spot in the Eastern conference with Philadelphia and Milwaukee both in action on Friday night. The Celtics next game is Sunday night against the Spurs, where they'll be looking for another win against a sub .500 team.