Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Boston Celtics (10-9) play against the San Antonio Spurs (13-13) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Friday November 26, 2021

Boston Celtics 7, San Antonio Spurs 26 (Q1 03:05)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Raining 3’s in San Antonio. Spurs up 26-9 on Celtics. – 8:54 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics are shooting 3-for-20.
3 FOR 20! – 8:54 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics down 17 – 8:53 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics have not played great so far, some would say. They trail the Spurs 26-9. – 8:53 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think we’re having score issues again. I think Boston is actually down 19-5. I don’t think the Smart basket counted, but NBC Sports Boston is still showing it. – 8:52 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have led by double digits in 9 of their 18 games this season.
SA enters 4-4 when leading by double digits – 8:52 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics now 1-for-16 shooting. – 8:51 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The in-arena music in San Antonio is annoying as can be. – 8:51 PM

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Spurs off to a nice 16-5 start on the Celtics. – 8:51 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Dejounte Murray runs over and gives Ime Udoka a hug before the timeout ends. #Celtics #Spurs8:49 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
10-3 Spurs to open the game. Boston open 1-12 from the field. Spurs are 5-13 and getting those shots mostly at the rim. This is not an ideal start. – 8:49 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics off to a 1-12 start, everything rushed. – 8:47 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are 1-for-12 to open this game and seven of this misses have come in the paint. – 8:47 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics and Spurs have missed a bunch of layups to start this game. – 8:46 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics off to a 1-for-11 FG start – 8:45 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
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San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Starting 🖐
@ValeroEnergy | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/IliLh4BCc18:37 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
noche de fiesta numero dos 🎉✌️
#ULTRADrip | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/XxIR89TG6n8:32 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Dennis Schroder
Spurs starters:
Jakob Poeltl
Keita Bates-Diop
Keldon Johnson
Derrick White
Dejounte Murray – 8:28 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Spurs – AT&T Center – Nov. 26, 2021 – Starters
Boston – Smart, Schroder, Brown, Tatum, Horford
San Antonio – Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Keita Bates-Diop, Jacob Poeltl
OUT: Boston: Richardson, R. Williams SA: D. Vassell, D. McDermott, Z. Collins pic.twitter.com/kgLmOzNXcI8:17 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Popovich on Jayson Tatum during Team USA: “Jayson was spectacular, he along with (Durant) became our go-to guys. He was a joy. I’m indebted to Jayson and had a really had a good time with him there because he was a great teammate and played wonderfully for us.” #Celtics #Spurs7:37 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
🔜 pic.twitter.com/DmXXQUWZV67:33 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop praised Enes Kanter for speaking up about human rights abuses around the world.
“I am glad that Enes speaks up when he feels like it. I think it’s great. No reason not to.” – 7:32 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Ime Udoka says Josh Richardson (non-COVID illness) may meet us tomorrow in San Antonio to fly with us to Toronto. Rob Williams (non-COVID illness) is a couple of days behind Richardson in his recovery. – 7:09 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Per Ime Udoka, Josh Richardson stayed home in Boston today but will meet Celtics in SA to travel to Toronto with the hope of playing. Rob Williams remaining in isolation as of now because he got the flu a few days after Richardson. – 7:08 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Robert Williams and Josh Richardson are not on the trip, but the plan is for Richardson to meet up with the team tomorrow ahead of the next game in Toronto. Williams is further behind with his illness, according to Udoka. – 7:08 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s always had that leadership in him.” – Coach Ime Udoka says of Dejounte Murray stepping up as the Spurs’ leader with all the past veterans on the team now gone. – 7:06 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop says McDermott (knee) and Vassell (quad) “won’t be out long.” – 7:02 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Doug McDermott and Devin Vassell are OUT tonight for #Spurs. #Celtics6:52 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Greg Popovich on Ime Udoka: “As true as the day is long, you trust him.” #Spurs #Celtics6:49 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Bates-Diop starts again in place of McDermott, per Pop. – 6:48 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
lmao love Jabari Smith. Talk your shit, man. – 6:20 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
I don’t think freshman forward Jabari Smith will wind up going No. 1 in the NBA Draft over Paolo and/or Chet, but he is a STUD and is clear-cut No. 3 for me right now. Just does it all for Auburn. – 6:17 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Celtics are favored by 4.5 today against the Spurs.
Boston ranks 19th on offense (106.5 pp/100). The Spurs rank 20th on defense (108.7 pp/100).
San Antonio ranks 21st on offense (105.6 pp/100). Celtics rank 10th on defense (105.4 pp/100) – 6:13 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
JB is live from the Hive 🕺🏽 #MINvsCHA twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:17 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
On Tuesday, some of the guys joined our @SpursGive team to distribute 200 Thanksgiving meals from @HEB to families at the @safoodbank!! 🍽🦃
The SA Food Bank serves 90,000 individuals a week with a food benefit, totaling to more than 750,000 unique individuals a year! 👏 pic.twitter.com/DHH2AW4SuJ5:08 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
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Boston Celtics @celtics
Good vibes only pic.twitter.com/3aMjGgZFOj3:43 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Interesting to see how rotations will go today.
Amir Coffey is inactive today, and looks like Brandon Boston Jr. is with Keon Johnson in the G.
So backups today are: Justise Winslow, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Serge Ibaka, Isaiah Hartenstein – 3:41 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Looking for tickets to watch the #LakeShow take on the Celtics on December 7? Browse the official Lakers resale marketplace. – 3:30 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
a quick detour after shootaround but we had some fun with it 👍🏾😂 pic.twitter.com/tFryiLWUds2:51 PM