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— Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown had 19 in his return from missing eight games with an injury and the Boston Celtics coasted by Houston 108-90 on Monday night, sending the Rockets to their 15th straight loss.
Jaylen Brown scored 19 points in 23 minutes in his return to the Boston lineup Monday night. The All-Star forward had missed eight games with a hamstring injury that he acknowledged has lingered more than others he’s had in the past.
CP3 and Phoenix have won 12 straight games, but can they knock off Steph, Draymond and Golden State?
— Jayson Tatum scored 33 points, Dennis Schroder had 29 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 on Saturday night.
LeBron James’ return from an extended absence couldn’t cure the inconsistent play that has plagued his team on both ends and was on full display in the Lakers’ 130-108 loss to the Celtics on Friday.
— Jayson Tatum grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant, so he knew all about the Celtics-Lakers rivalry even before becoming part of it.
Jaylen Brown, who is dealing with a right hamstring strain, will miss his seventh straight game Friday night when the Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston.
— John Collins scored 20 points, Cam Reddish and Kevin Huerter had 19 apiece and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game with a 110-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
The Bucks are dealing with injuries as they fight to get back in the hunt. The Hawks are struggling on defense. The Pelicans are waiting for Zion Williamson. Which teams will and won’t turn their seasons around?
— Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and Dennis Schroder had six points in the final 76 seconds as the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-92 on Monday night, splitting their two-game set at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Golden State is No. 1 for the first time since 2019. How long could this run last?
— Darius Garland made two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter to stun the Boston Celtics 91-89 on Saturday night in the opener of a two-game set.
— When the Milwaukee Bucks scratched Giannis Antetokounmpo 90 minutes before the tipoff, Boston coach Ime Udoka worried that his team would expect an easy night against the rest of the defending NBA champions.
— Jayson Tatum had 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the Boston Celtics’ 104-88 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Jaylen Brown will miss the next 1-2 weeks with a right hamstring. Brown leads the Celtics in scoring with 25.6 points per game.
Points Per Game108.312th
Rebounds Per Game46.97th
Assists Per Game22.7Tied-18th