Offense stays hot as C’s win fourth straight: There hasn’t been a better offense in the NBA over the past 10 days than the Celtics and that trend continued on Thursday night against one of the worst defenses in the league. Kyrie Irving (22 points, 8 assists) led seven different Celtics in double figures as the hosts passed the 115-point mark in four consecutive games for the first time since December 1990. Al Horford also added his first double-double of the year with 19 points and 12 rebounds while the C’s shot 53 percent from the field.
Jaylen Brown looks sharp in return: The athletic swingman came off the bench in his first game in nearly two weeks and followed through on getting back to an aggressive mindset on the offensive end. He attacked the rim on his first four shot attempts of the game, scoring a team-high 12 points in the first half. The hard drives also produced lots of contact against a weak Knicks interior as Brown led the team with nine free throw attempts. With 21 points in 25 minutes, the Celtics couldn’t have asked for a better effort in what may have been Brown’s best outing of the season.