Sunday night, the Boston Celtics saw themselves close out their 2021-22 regular season in a road game against the red-hot Grizzlies.
Being that Memphis was on the second night of a back-to-back, coach Taylor Jenkins opted to rest all of the team’s starters for the final contest and, as a result, the near full-strength C’s had an absolute field day.
Holding the lead on the scoreboard throughout the entire night, Boston was seen firing on all cylinders, as they were seemingly incapable of playing like anything less than the top team in the NBA since the All-Star break.
As a result of their high-end production during the outing, the shamrocks ultimately found themselves coming away with the victory in quite a dominating fashion, beating the Beale Street boys by a final score of 139-110 which, in turn, locked Ime Udoka’s squad in as the No. 2 seed out in the Eastern Conference standings as we head into the 2022 postseason.
Due to the lopsided affair that it was, Boston’s starters and main rotational pieces wound up seeing no more than 26 minutes on the night.
That said, even with this rather low mark, franchise cornerstones Jayson Tatum (26 minutes) and Jaylen Brown (23 minutes) still managed to set the tone early and pave the way for this impressive blowout outing, with the star wing duo combining for 49 points, 12 boards, and seven assists on a stellar 63 percent shooting from the floor.
Of course, with the cut in playing time for the first five lineup, this paved the way for the nine other active players found on the roster to receive on-court action.
Of this bunch, there were some who failed to capitalize on the increased opportunity, though the vast majority managed to take full advantage and show out.
With this, we at HH would like to pinpoint 1 stud and 1 dud from the C’s second-seed clinching win against the Memphis Grizzlies in their regular-season finale: