In a remarkable offensive display, the Boston Celtics managed to score an astounding 155 points in a regular-season game, a feat not achieved since the era of Bill Russell and Bob Cousy. The Celtics put on a show in their dominant 155-104 victory over the short-handed Indiana Pacers, leaving fans and analysts in awe.
Jayson Tatum was the standout player of the night, contributing 30 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists before sitting out the fourth quarter. Tatum’s performance helped the Celtics secure their fourth consecutive win of the season, marking the first time they’ve started a season with more than three straight victories since 2009.
When asked about the team’s explosive offense, guard Jrue Holiday attributed it to the Celtics’ focus and determination. He stated, “I think it’s more about not being bored. It’s not getting complacent and locking into every game, and each opponent.”
The Celtics showcased their depth as eight players scored in double figures during the game. Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jrue Holiday, Kristaps Porzingis, Sam Hauser, and Payton Pritchard all made significant contributions, making it challenging for the Pacers to contain Boston’s offensive onslaught.
T.J. McConnell led the Pacers with 18 points, but they struggled to keep pace with the Celtics, especially without key players like Tyrese Haliburton and Jalen Smith, who were sidelined due to injuries. Haliburton had been a significant presence for the Pacers, averaging 20.0 points and 12.3 assists per game in their first three matches.
The Celtics’ first-quarter performance was particularly outstanding, shooting 76% from the field and making eight 3-pointers. Derrick White, who contributed 18 points, remarked, “We’ve got so many weapons. You’ve got so much talent around you, it makes the game easy.”
Jayson Tatum had four points and three rebounds in a 14-0 run in the opening minutes that turned a two-point deficit into an 18-6 lead. White hit a pair of 3-pointers at the end of the first, when Boston scored 18 of the last 25 points of the quarter to open a 44-27 lead.
The Celtics’ offensive barrage continued, and they maintained their dominance throughout the game, with a commanding lead of 44-27 after the first quarter and a 75-54 lead at halftime. Boston’s starters scored 92 points in the first three quarters, demonstrating their offensive prowess.
In the end, the Celtics’ explosive offense and balanced scoring attack left no doubt about their dominant performance. The victory was a testament to their determination and their ability to maintain focus throughout the game, as they cruised to a 155-104 win over the Indiana Pacers.