The Boston Celtics controlled the game against the Portland Trail Blazers until the third-quarter run. Having a 23 point lead in the third could be safe for the Celtics.
Until the Blazers made a huge run that they almost completed and also take a lead in the closing minutes of the game after Gary Trent hit a three. But Gordon Hayward scored four straight points and Jaylen Brown hit a big three.
The Blazers had a chance to tie the game after Carmelo Anthony chip the load quickly into three. But a turnover of Jusuf Nurkic doomed their chances.
Jayson Tatum had 34 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 assists. Jaylen Brown helps with 30 points and 6 rebounds, while Gordon Hayward added 22 points and 8 rebounds.
Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 30 points and 16 assists. Jusuf Nurkic also scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.