Celtics Game Report: Boston Dominates Nets, 129-106, in Return From All-Star Break


The Boston Celtics dominated in their first game back from the All-Star break with a wire-to-wire, 129-106 win over the Brooklyn Nets. This is the team’s 10th win without trailing which leads the NBA, and their 10th win in their last 11.

The Celtics were able to jump out to an early lead thanks to some hot shooting and suffocating defense. This has become a trend for the Celtics lately and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.

Marcus Smart really ramped it up for Boston in the first half by knocking down four three-pointers while showing extreme confidence in his shot. Thanks to him, the Celtics maintained that early lead the built all the way into the halftime break where they led 67-52.

The Nets had no chance in the second half. That 15-point lead for the C’s ballooned all the way up to 29 by the fourth quarter.

Jayson Tatum was the star of the night and did a little bit of everything for Boston after an All-Star game appearance Sunday night. He knocked down his jumpers, he was aggressive attacking the rim, and he was lockdown defensively — scoring 30 points, hauling in seven rebounds, to go along with four assists.

The Celtics as a team had seven players score in double figures on the night. Boston’s newfound balance on offense and the team’s commitment on the defensive end could allow them to become a real threat in the Eastern Conference.

Boston will look to avenge last week’s loss as they take on the Detroit Pistons once again, this Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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