The Boston Celtics set their second-highest margin of victory in franchise history with an absolute beat down on the Sacramento Kings. The Celtics never trailed in the game and led by as many as 60 points in the fourth quarter. Boston finished with a 53-point win, just three points shy of the franchise record.
The Celtics were firing on all cylinders right from the tip and jumped out to an early 24-7 lead at the halfway point of the first quarter. The game was pretty much decided from that point on.
The Kings had no answer for the all-star duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Tatum and Brown both shot the lights out and scored 36 and 30 points, respectively. Tatum has scored an absurd 87 points over the last two games and is beginning to find his groove from beyond the arc once again.
For as good as the defense was for Boston tonight, the Kings offense was equally bad. Sacramento missed a lot of open looks early and essentially shot themselves out of the game before the end of the first quarter. Boston also dominated on the glass, winning the rebound battles 67-45.
After tonight’s big win, Boston’s net rating has improved to +3.1 which is good for seventh-best in the league.
Boston will look to keep this run of play going as they take a trip down to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Friday.