----- Jayson Tatum finished with 30 points and seven rebounds and Derrick White added 21 points and seven assists as the Boston Celtics hammered the Portland Trail Blazers 115-93 Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Celtics return to form against the Trail Blazers.
Boston had lost three-straight games heading into Wednesday's showdown against Portland with two of the losses coming in overtime. It didn't take long for the Celtics to restore order.
Jayson Tatum scored a game-high 30 points and Derrick White added 21 points and seven assists as the Boston Celtics hammered the Portland Trail Blazers 115-93 Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston.
The Celtics defense swarmed the Blazers offense holding them to just 36.6% and a miserable 11-of-39 from three-point range.
Boston took control of the game in the second quarter with the Blazers going 0-of-9 from distance and holding them without a field goal for the first seven-minutes of the quarter.
The Celtics finished 18-of-49 from beyond-the-arc.
Jusuf Nurkic made his return to the lineup after missing 14-games with a calf injury. He finished with five points and six rebounds in 17-minutes of action.
Up Next- The Trail Blazers will travel to Philadelphia to meet the 76ers on Friday afternoon. The game is scheduled to tip off at 4:00 PM.
Chad's Take- The Celtics are what we hope the Trail Blazers will be someday.