The Boston Celtics defeated the Pacers in blowout fashion and improve their season record to 21-21, as tonight’s win also marks their first three-game win streak since late November. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both dominated this game and were the keys to the Celtics picking up an easy win on the road.
Tatum and Brown both played a solid all-around game and shot the ball with great efficiency. They were both able to find a rhythm in the opening quarter and kept it up for the whole game.
Brown finished with 34 points, five rebounds, and three assists while shooting 7-for-11 from beyond the arc. Tatum put up a similar stat line with 33 points of his own, seven rebounds, and four assists and was able to chip in two blocks and two steals on the defensive end.
The C’s were red hot from beyond the arc as a team while the Pacers were ice cold. Boston made 47 percent of its 38 three-pointers and Indiana struggled to knock them down all night and finished by making just 19 percent of their 36 threes.
Dennis Schroder played a crucial role in helping relieve some of the defensive pressure off the Jay’s. He finished with 23 points on just 11 shots and did a great job controlling the pace in the absence of starting point guard, Marcus Smart.
The Celtics will look to keep their win streak going as they head to Philly to take on the 76ers on Friday at 7 pm ET.