No Tatum, No Problem, as the Celtics Demolish Sacramento 144-119
Wow, that was fun. The Boston Celtics just pummeled the Sacramento Kings 144-119 at Golden 1 Center on the 2nd night of a back-to-back without Jayson Tatum and Al Horford.
After falling behind 23-11 with 6:51 left in the 1st quarter, the Celtics took it to the Kings the rest of the game, outscoring Sacramento 102-67 from the 6:51 mark until the end of the 3rd quarter. Let's take a closer look at how they did it.
This was an all-around effort from the guys tonight. In a game where Boston scored 144 points, 5 different guys eclipsed 20 points, including Jaylen Brown and Derrick White, who led the team with 28 a piece.
Jaylen continued his incredible stretch of play by shooting 11/21 from the floor to go along with 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 0 turnovers.
Jrue Holiday played arguably his best game as a Celtic, recording a near triple-double with 21 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds. His 21 points were a new season-high. Porzingis and Pritchard were both fantastic as well.
After squandering the lead against the Warriors last night, this was an impressive win by the guys on a quick turnaround against a good team. It's not like Sacramento played poorly, putting up 119 points and making 21 threes; Boston was just on another level tonight.
The Celtics next game will be Saturday afternoon against the LA Clippers.