The Boston Celtics remained undefeated after blowout over Washington Wizards. JAYDEN ARMANT 10 HOURS AGO
Monday started with conversations about Kristaps Porzingis being back in Washington after being traded to the Boston Celtics. It ended talking about the star performances of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
The Celtics duo combined for 69 points on nearly 50 percent shooting from 3-point range. Porzingis and Jrue Holiday added 26 points, barely needing to contribute offensively Monday night. Brown attributed their team success to the star power.
“We’ve got a lot of talent,” Brown said postgame. “We’re going to be more talented than a lot of teams,” Brown said. “We just try to take advantage of all of our opportunities.”
He’s not wrong either. With their strong core and major off-season acquisitions, Boston still has high championship expectations.
– Cam Thomas continued his offensive explosiveness with a 33-point performance in the Brooklyn Nets’ victory over the Charlotte Hornets. It may be early in the season, but the Nets guard averaging 33 points is definitely an encouraging sign.
– The 20-point performances from Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan helped the Chicago Bulls hand the Indiana Pacers their first loss. The total contributions made up for the lack of offensive production outside LaVine in the Pistons loss.
– The Atlanta Hawks cruised to victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves behind a 41-point performance from Dejounte Murray. Murray shot 71 percent from the field, scoring 30 points in the second half.
Jayden Armant is a contributor to Inside the Heat. He is a student at Howard University.