BSJ Game Report: Celtics 110, Knicks 91

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics’ 110-91 win over the Knicks in quickie form.


The kids put on a show: The pair of No. 3 picks took turns guiding the Celtics offense to the blowout win. Jaylen Brown led the charge early by scoring 13 of his game-high 23 points in the first quarter, while Jayson Tatum helped put the game out of reach by scoring 10 points in the first five minutes of the second quarter. That outburst enabled the hosts to open up a 25-point lead midway through the frame, and the C's never looked back. Together, Brown and Tatum became the youngest Celtics duo in team history to both score 20-plus points in a game.

Horford is the Porzingis-stopper: The 7-foot-3 Porzingis had been the lone bright spot for the Knicks in their first two games of the season, averaging over 30 points per game in those contests. Al Horford brought the big man back down to earth quickly though with his defense. The 22-year-old Knicks player started the game 1-of-12 from the field as Horford ensured he wouldn't get any looks inside and limited him in the post.