Boston recorded its ninth straight win in New Orleans

The Celtics are on their way and New Orleans, still without Zion Williamson, hasn’t stopped their momentum. Joe Mazzulla’s men know how to make the match “easy” by achieving a big first quarter then by ensuring until the end, relying on a big address behind the arc and a completely diluted threat in the collective.

Boston set the tone going in by making ten 3-point baskets in the first quarter! The work of Jaylen Brown, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum and Derrick White, who brought home the point after a 10-2 run by scoring the last 8 points for his team to end the period with a final score (25 -40).

Despite the loss of Trey Murphy, hit in the leg, CJ McCollum and Jonas Valanciunas tried to restart the engine, and for a while the locals returned to -5 (47-42), but Boston stayed, recovered from these hours at the outside address. by Grant Williams and Derrick White to start over (45-57).

Held in the match of the McCollum-Ingram pair at the break (57-67), the Pelicans failed to remember their opponent after the break. Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and Sam Hauser again shot from a distance to increase the gap (68-87). A 10-0 run fueled by Larry Nance, Devonte’ Graham and Naji Marshall kept the suspense 12 minutes from the end (78-89), but never to the point of doubt in Boston.

Jayson Tatum, Sam Hauser and Grant Williams hit the Celtics’ 19th and 20th 3-pointers to cruise to victory without flinching. The Brown-Tatum pair at the end ensured a 117-109 victory for Louisiana, the 9th in a row for the leader of the Eastern Conference.

WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

An introduction to one shot. The Celtics were simply unstoppable in the first quarter with 40 points on the clock including 30 points generated by outside shooting. They thus tied a franchise record with 10 3-point baskets made in the first period, including a good 4/4 for Al Horford. It was enough to put Boston into orbit while New Orleans never recovered from the start of this canon.

The strength of togetherness. No player with more than 20 shots attempted, a well-distributed score, an “almost perfect” for Al Horford on 7/8 shooting, and an X factor in the person of Derrick White, who was also in good shape tonight . These were the keys to the victory of the Celtics in this match, with a sharp collective that used the forces in the presence of all its players to make the difference.

TOPS/FLOPS

Al Horford. Another high-level performance for the veteran, who contributed perfectly to putting his team on the right track. Always important for his activity on both sides of the field and his knowledge of the game.

Derrick White. In his last two outings, the back has also been hot going 6/8 from 3-pointers to fuel his 26 points. He also knows how to be present in the important moments of the meeting, and also stands out in his general activity, with in particular 2 interceptions and 2 counterattacks.

✅ ⛔️Jose Alvarado. Despite his overall activity, his lack of skill (4/12 shooting) and especially his 0/6 from 3-pointers highlighted one of the areas of play that tipped the game in favor of the Celtics, who excelled in this practice.

THE FOLLOWING

New Orleans (9-7): The Pelicans welcome the defending champion this Monday night (2:00 am)

Boston (13-3): The Celtics will finish their three-game road trip in Chicago this Monday as well (2:00 am)

New Orleans / 109 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
B. Ingram 38 9/20 5/11 2/2 0 2 2 7 1 2 2 0 -12 25 23
H. Jones 36 7/12 2/4 1/2 1 6 7 2 3 3 2 0 -9 17 21
J. Valanciunas 21 5/7 0/0 0/1 0 4 4 3 3 0 2 0 -8 10 12
C. McCollum 34 7/18 4/8 0/0 0 5 5 3 4 3 1 0 -1 18 17
T. Murphy III 12 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -10 0 1
L. Nance Jr. 27 7/8 0/0 2/2 4 4 8 1 2 3 3 2 0 16 26
N. Marshall 22 3/5 1/3 2/2 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 -5 9 12
D. Graham 8 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4 3 2
J. Alvarado 24 4/12 0/6 2/2 2 4 6 4 4 1 1 1 +8 10 13
D. Daniels 18 0/2 0/0 1/2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 +1 1 1
43/87 13/35 10/13 7 30 37 24 18 13 11 3 109 128
Boston / 117 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
Mr. Williams 35 5/10 2/6 0/0 1 4 5 1 3 0 2 0 +6 12 11
J. Tatum 39 6/18 2/10 5/6 0 7 7 10 1 0 3 0 +11 19 20
A. Horford 34 7/8 4/5 0/0 3 4 7 2 1 0 2 0 +17 18 24
D. White 35 9/12 6/8 2/2 0 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 +21 26 30
J. Brown 37 10/20 3/6 4/5 3 7 10 7 2 2 7 0 +5 27 28
S. Hauser 21 2/7 2/5 0/0 2 2 4 2 2 0 1 0 -2 6 6
L. Cornet 15 1/1 0/0 2/2 1 5 6 1 1 0 0 1 -10 4 12
Mr. Brogdon 18 1/8 1/5 2/2 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 0 +2 5 6
P. Pritchard 5 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -10 0 0
41/85 20/46 15/17 11 35 46 28 13 6 17 3 117 137

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