In what has grow to be a little bit of a TD Backyard custom, the Celtics performed on Tremendous Bowl Sunday. Over the previous few years, they’ve posted a 10-3 report in these matinee video games of late and added to their dominance with a 119-109 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
In what may very well be a little bit of a preview of Eagles vs. Chiefs, Grizzlies vs. Celtics was a distinction of kinds. Philadelphia led the league in speeding touchdowns, not not like Memphis’ hard-driving type within the NBA. The Grizzlies are first within the league in factors within the paint at 59.3 an evening; by comparability, the Celtics are twenty seventh at 45.1. On Sunday afternoon, the sting predictably went their method, outscoring Boston 60-to-34.
Ja Morant scored 25 factors (together with 7-of-11 from the road) and dished out 7 assists, persistently pounding the paint with drives and rim assaults with Marcus Good (ankle), Jaylen Brown (facial fracture), and Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles soreness) unavailable to gradual him down.
On the flip facet, Jayson Tatum’s Kansas Metropolis Chiefs lead the league in passing touchdowns and yards heading into tonight’s soccer finale. And through their three-game streak, the Celtics have shot a blistering 60-of-127 from behind the arc, recapturing their offensive hearth from earlier within the season. In opposition to Memphis, Boston put up 51 three-pointers (their eighth time this season with 50+ makes an attempt from 3) and appeared hellbent to beat the second-ranked protection from the air hitting 21.
Sam Hauser continued his flame-throwing as a spot starter and hit six of his 11 3-pointers. White continued his sturdy play of late, main the Celtics in scoring with 23 factors and 10 assists. Jayson Tatum chipped in with 16 factors.
The Celtics will wrap up the primary half of the common season with back-to-back video games in Milwaukee to face the #2 seeded Bucks and again dwelling to host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.