Boston Celtics

  • Another night, another win for the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. On Friday night, the Celtics capped the second half of a post-Thanksgiving matinee by beating the Sacramento Kings 122-104. With the win, the Celtics improve to 15-4 on the season including an 8-1 record at home.

    The key stretch in this game took place from late in the third quarter to early in the fourth. After going down 84-78 with with just over four minutes to go in the third, the Celtics rattled off a 19-0 run over the next five minutes. On the other side, the C’s were up 97-84 with 11 minutes to go, and grew their lead from there as it turned into a 32-4 run as the game wound down.

  • It was an overall very officiant offensive performance from the Celtics. They shot 49.4 percent from the field, 43.2 percent from deep, and hit 24 of their 27 free throw attempts.

    Boston also had one of its better defensive showings of the year, especially in the second half. The Celtics held the Kings to just 42 points and 30 percent shooting over the final 24 minutes. Sacramento came into the game averaging an NBA best 120 points per game, but were held to a season-low 104 points.

  • Jayson Tatum led all scorers in this game with 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting. He also added eight rebounds and four assists.

    Jaylen Brown was the Celtics’ second-leading scorer with 25 points. Derrick White followed him with 16 points, and added three steals as well.

    De’Aaron Fox paced the Kings with 20 points, more than five points less than his season average. The Celtics held him to six of 17 shooting.

  • The win keeps the Celtics in first place in the Eastern Conference. They enter Saturday 1.5 games up on the Milwaukee Bucks for the best record in both the East and the NBA.

    Up next for the Celtics is a home game on Sunday against the Washington Wizards. Coverage of that one begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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