Dalano Banton, a member of the “Stay-Ready Group,” brings defensive energy in first start for Celtics
With Jrue Holiday out, Banton played a season-high 19 minutes and finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds.
It was ugly all around for Boston, as they were out-rebounded by 18 and scored less than 100 points for the first time this season.
It was pretty hard to watch at times, but strong games from Kristaps Porzingis and Sam Hauser helped push the Celtics to victory.
Derrick White hit the go-ahead three, Kristaps Porzingis had two huge buckets in the final minutes, and Jrue Holiday set them both up.
Horford finished the game with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assists and a number of spectacular defensive plays that reminded the entire city of Philadelphia what they could have had.
The Boston Celtics are advocating for a Massachusetts bill that proposes prosecuting 18, 19, and 20 year olds as juveniles instead of adults.
Sam Hauser had 5 threes, Payton Pritchard finished with 13 points, and Luke Kornet grabbed 6 offensive rebounds in a well-rounded bench effort that helped the Celtics overcome the Nets.
The Celtics fell to the Timberwolves in overtime after having more turnovers (4) than made field goals (2) in the final six minutes.
Tatum averaged 31.7 points and 9.7 rebounds in an undefeated week for the Celtics.
With Derrick White out of action for last night’s game, Horford regained his spot in the starting lineup and finished with a game-high +29.