Though it may have taken a little longer than fans had hoped, the Boston Celtics seem to officially be heading in the right direction as they just rattled off their fourth win in a row Monday night in a home tilt against the reeling Rockets.
Absolutely dominant on both ends of the ball, despite a rather sluggish first half the shamrocks managed to come away from each quarter with a lead and even saw themselves with as large as a 26-point advantage before head coach Ime Udoka opted to pull his starters, which ultimately bleed into a 108-90 score by the time the final buzzer sounded.
Once again we saw Jayson Tatum play the role of Batman, as he collected his fourth straight 30+ point performance to go along with six boards, three assists, and a steal on 45 percent shooting from the floor.
Alongside him, we saw his partner in crime, Jaylen Brown, return to the hardwood after an eight-game absence as he was sidelined with a strained right hamstring and, despite being on a minutes restriction, he still managed to show us all what the team had been missing as he finished the night with 19 points, three rebounds, and one block on 46 percent shooting from the floor and 50 percent shooting from deep.
Now, while the main storylines from this game will likely be revolving around just how great the Jays wound up playing, there were 12 other players who saw on-court action Monday night, and quite a number of them shined bright.
Today, we at the Houdini pinpoint 1 stud and 1 dud from Boston’s blowout win over Houston: