Celtics did something Wednesday not seen in 37 years
The Celtics minus Jayson Tatum and Al Horford not only blew out the Kings in Sacramento Wednesday night, but for the first time since the 1986-87 season, five Boston players scored 25+ points in a game. The five players 37 years ago were the reigning NBA champion starting 5 of Dennis Johnson, Danny Ainge, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish. This time around it was starters Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, Jrue Holiday, and Kristaps Porzingis as well as back-up guard Payton Pritchard.
In case you're curious here is the box score from that January 13th, 1987 game (via Basketball-Reference:
The Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets 123 to 117 on that night. Orlando Woolridge led all players in scoring with 27 points (off the bench no less) and Buck Williams put up 16 and 20 in New Jersey's losing effort. The Celtics also accomplished the feat three additional times prior to that January 1987 game.
Wouldn't mind not waiting another 37 seasons and seeing them pull it off again less than three days later. The Clippers and Celtics will face off tomorrow in L.A. at 3:30pm Eastern Time.