Celtics

Final: Celtics 114, Mavs 93 — C’s set season-high with 35 assists in second straight win

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The Celtics' offense is predicated a bit more ball movement without Kyrie Irving and it came in handy for the second straight game in this one. Jaylen Brown led five Celtics in double figures as Boston tied a season-high with 34 assists for the second straight game on their way to an easy 114-93 win over the Mavericks.

Gordon Hayward flirted with a triple-double off the bench (16 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists) in his second straight strong performance as Boston rode their unselfish and hot 3-point shooting (21-of-45 from deep) to a runaway second half. Harrison Barnes had a team-high 20 points for the Mavs in the loss, who fell to 4-20 on the road for the season.

First Half Notes