BOSTON – No Kyrie Irving, no Al Horford, no Gordon Hayward, no problem.
The undermanned Celtics beat the New Orleans Pelicans 113-100 Monday on a night where the Green were missing four starting or rotational players due to various ailments.
Marcus Morris had a season-high 31 points to led the Celtics offensively. Jayson Tatum had 21 points. Jaylen Brown added 16 off the bench.
With the Celtics also missing Aron Baynes again with a left ankle injury, first round draft pick Robert Williams saw his most action of his rookie season to-date. The big man had seven points and 10 rebounds and was competitive guarding Pelicans star Anthony Davis.
Davis ultimately finished the night with 41 points.
Hayward missed the game with an illness, while Horford was out with a sore knee and Irving did not dress with a sore shoulder.
The Green visit the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
The Celtics have now won six games in a row.