Spurs never trailed in the game right from the start as they dominate the Celtics in Boston with a 129-114 win. They jump into a 14-3 advantage in the first four minutes of the games as they hit six of their seven attempts. The Spurs even increase the lead to 19 in the first quarter. They lead by DeMar DeRozan with his 30 points six boards and 4 assists. The Celtics defense had no answer with DeRozan being aggressive on the lane as he went to the line also ten times. Spurs finished the first half with an 18 point lead, shoots 60% from the field at 29 of 48. Also outscored the Celtics in the paint with 34-14.
The Celtics made a mini-run in the third quarter close the deficit to seven but with one play the momentum changer plays the Spurs take advantage of it. After Kemba Walker ejection the beer spills on the court. The Spurs made a 17-3 run led by DeRozan to sit comfortably entering the final stretch.
Lonnie Walker IV scored consecutive midrange to increased the lead. The sophomore is doing amazing things in the court scoring 19 points off the bench. He perfected his mid-range as his main weapon. In the second quarter, he never stops running scored back to back layup in transition. Walker is also effective as he made two from the arc.
Overall the Spurs shoots 55% from the field, as they get 13 and 6 from LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray had 10 points, seven boards, and 4 assists, Forbes had 15. Derrick White added 15 off the bench. Spurs held the Celtics into a 34% shooting all night. WHich Celtics top-scored Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum had 16 and 14 respectively with 10 of 30 from the field, and one made three of 11 tries.
The Boston Celtics are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and Spur beaten four teams that holding a Top three place in both conferences. Spurs are in eighth place with 16-20 ahead of one game over the ninth-place Grizzlies and Blazers.
DeRozan continues to shine shooting 59%, his eight straight games with 20+ points. He looks a better finisher with San Antonio. Taking his best spot to score. With the way he’s playing right now the All-Star could be on his path.