Boston rolls to a 121-99 road win vs. Portland sans Jrue Holiday, Kristaps Porzingis

The Boston Celtics outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers to win 121-99 at Moda Center on Monday night, getting back to winning in streaks with a relaxed blowout, if such a thing is possible.

Portland led by 2 to start the first frame and stayed in the game for most of the first quarter. But Boston’s talent won out in the end, with the Celtics building as much as a 24-point lead before finishing the night with a 121-99 victory. Big nights from Jaylen Brown (27 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists), Jayson Tatum (26 points, 5 boards, 8 assists), and Sam Hauser (22 points off the bench) sealed the win for Boston.

With the win, the Celtics improve to 50-14 for the season, further strengthening their grip on the NBA’s best record with a 5-game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and an 8.5-game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the East.

Boston next plays the Utah Jazz tomorrow, March 12 on the second night of a back-to-back.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire