Opening Up The Files On The Boston Celtics

Tatum and White carry the Celtics to victory in Orlando, extend record to 3-0

The Boston Celtics got the job done in Orlando, but it wasn’t the greatest team performance against the Magic despite earning the victory on the second night of a back-to-back.

The unfamiliarity of getting back into the rhythm of playing back-to-back games could have hit Boston in this game. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown both struggled, combining for a surprising 6-27 from the field. 

Jayson Tatum continued his impressive start to the season by dropping 40 points on rookie sensation and fellow Duke Blue Devil, Paolo Banchero, and the Magic. Tatum finished 10-11 on his two pointers but only hit 4-10 from behind the arc.

Tatum’s counterpart in this game, however, didn’t struggle from deep and has been consistent since the start of preseason, Derrick White. White logged 27 points, connecting on five 3-pointers and added four rebounds and four assists.

White was everything the Celtics needed last night to get the victory and extend their record to 3-0 on the season. He even took a charge and dunked in between two guys.

The other two key contributors in this game were Malcolm Brogdon and Grant Williams, who added 26 points combined off the bench. We even saw Sam Hauser and Payton Pritchard come in and hit some threes.

It’s great to know that on games when the core group isn’t performing well that the bench can jump in and produce. It’s fair to say the Celtics displayed their depth this weekend and it did them well.

The Celtics take their road trip to the Windy City and take on the Bulls on Monday night at 8:00 PM.

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Photo Credit: Steven Senne, Associated Press Photo


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