NBA: Celtics spread scoring around in win over Grizzlies


Derrick White #9 of the Boston Celtics reacts with Payton Pritchard #11 after scoring in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies throughout the fourth quarter at TD Backyard on February 12, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. Brian Fluharty/Getty Pictures/AFP 

Derrick White had 23 factors and 10 assists to steer the NBA-leading Boston Celtics to a 119-109 win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon.

Sam Hauser (20 factors) tied a career-high with six 3-pointers as Boston completed 21 of 51 from downtown en path to its fourth straight win.

Jayson Tatum and Al Horford every added 16 factors. Tatum didn’t report a subject aim within the second half however did add two steals and two blocks.

Robert Williams had a 10-point, 16-rebound double-double.

Eight Celtics completed with a minimum of 10 factors.

After Memphis erased Boston’s 13-point halftime lead, the Celtics separated within the fourth quarter. Derrick White and Payton Pritchard hit triples early within the body, nevertheless it was White’s 3-point play and a Hauser 3-pointer that highlighted a 9-2 run by the 8:32 mark.

Boston led 107-97 after Horford caught the staff’s twentieth 3-pointer with 3:41 left. Horford beat the timer with one other triple, extending the result in 112-100 and clinching the sport with 1:27 to go.

Ja Morant led Memphis with 25 factors and added seven steals and 6 rebounds. Desmond Bane scored 18.

Tatum and Hauser’s 3-pointers fueled an 8-2 run that gave the Celtics their first lead.

The Grizzlies adopted on an 11-4 run throughout which Bane scored a 3-point play and one other layup. Morant’s first make and two journeys to the road adopted, making it a 24-15 sport.

Pritchard scored two right-side treys late within the first as Boston closed with an 11-4 spurt.

After one other Pritchard trey began Boston’s second, Memphis put up a 7-0 spurt to maneuver forward 35-29. Boston led 41-39 on White’s layup with 5:10 earlier than halftime.

White canned one other three and drove for a 3-point play, scoring eight straight factors throughout a 13-0 run. A late spotlight was his alley-oop lob to Robert Williams with 2:08 left.

The Celtics closed the quarter on a 22-9 run and led 61-48 at intermission.

Boston scored double-digit triples within the first half for the fourth straight sport.

Memphis responded with a 15-2 begin to the third. Bane sank 3-pointers to start the quarter and tie the sport at 63 on the 7:13 mark.

The Grizzlies scored 10 straight to finish the streak, together with a Tillman dunk and Bane floater earlier than the latter trey. Hauser hit two massive triples for Boston halfway by way of the interval.

Morant’s jumper and lengthy cross to Clarke to complete by way of site visitors gave Memphis a 75-74 lead with 2:40 left within the third.

Boston led 82-81 after three as Kennard hit a nook trey, answering Mike Muscala’s floater and a Luke Kornet tip-in within the paint within the remaining minute.


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