Boston Celtics

  • A Jayson Tatum miss at the buzzer came back to bite the Celtics on Friday night, as the team suffered their first home loss of the season with a 132-123 overtime loss to the Cavaliers.

    It was a power-on-power win for the Cavaliers, too, as Cleveland’s duo of Donovan Mitchell and Caris LeVert each scored 41 points, while the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown-Jayson Tatum scored 32 points apiece.

    The Cavs were especially lethal from beyond the arc, too, as they knocked down 16 of their 35 attempts from three-point land (45.7 percent), and were led by Mitchell’s five makes on that front.

  • Beyond Tatum and Brown, the Celtics failed to get much pop from their secondary scorers, with Al Horford (12 points) and Marcus Smart (11 points) coming in as the C’s next top scorers.

  • The loss dropped the Celtics down to 3-2 on the season.

    The Green return to the floor Sunday night when they welcome the Wizards to TD Garden.