The Boston Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets 121-107 in the first in-season tournament game in history, and reserve guard Payton Pritchard broke his scoring slump with a 13-point game while showing hustle and effort.
Sam Hauser made five threes and had a solid contribution.
Backup big man Luke Kornet had himself a solid game as well and dominated against the smaller lineups used by the Nets in this tilt. All-NBA forward Jaylen Brown also had a good game after struggling all week. The Celtics crashed the offensive glass and had a significant advantage in second-chance points. Boston also played some impressive defense, though the Nets still scored over 100 points.
The hosts of the CLNS Media “How Bout Them Celtics!” podcast recently weighed in on this contest on a recent episode.
Take a look at the clip embedded above to get their take on the win.
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