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The Read & React: homecoming king

Jaylen Brown followed up his breakout game against Golden State with a career high in Atlanta.

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Keith Smith: Kind of starting to run out of platitudes. 15 wins in a row is silly. 15 wins in a row after how the season started is unbelievable.

What really changed the game was Jayson Tatum going coast-to-coast twice late in the third quarter. Each time ended in a loud finish. That seemed to turn the game for good towards Boston.

Each passing game, I find myself having to step a little further out of "I would still trade Tatum and/or Jaylen Brown for Anthony Davis" camp. Give it another week or so and I'll want New Orleans to add something to the package.

Andrew Doxy: Shane Larkin was two completely different players tonight. In the first half, he was a steadying hand, and he kept the offense balanced as the Celtics came back from down 16. He didn’t actively do much in the way of shots or assists, but he did the little things that you need to start piling points up.

He was really bad in the second half. After his breakaway layup was blocked in transition by Delaney, Larkin started looking for revenge. He took some questionable shots, looked off some open teammates at times, and got abused on the defensive end. Until Morris’ minutes restriction is lifted, Shane Larkin has to be first-half him more than second-half him.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Lachlan Marr: Like Keith I'm running short on cliches, but these guys just keep finding ways to win. I feel like this game showed just how many players on the roster can find a will to win and push the rest of the team to come along with them. Jaylen and Kyrie were both great in this one but it was a strong run by Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart that helped this team rediscover their form and focus and manage to push through to get the comeback victory. For a fanbase that was concerned that the Celtics lost their heart this offseason this team and gone out and shown that they might be the one of the grittiest, hardest-working, and toughest rosters that the Celtics have ever fielded.

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