Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Celtics 114, Mavericks 93 – Exceptional ball movement carries shorthanded Celtics

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics beating the Mavs 114-93 in BSJ Quickie Form

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Great ball movement turns into blowout win: The Celtics were down three key rotation players (Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris, Aron Baynes) but their offense did not miss a beat thanks to some of their best ball movement of the season. The Green dished out a season-high 35 assists and were red-hot from beyond the arc (21-of-45) on their way to a runaway win over the Mavericks. Jaylen Brown (21 points) led five different Celtics in double figures as the C’s played plenty of small-ball in the starting five (Brown starting for Morris) and managed to hold their ground against a high-powered Mavs offense that shot a paltry 39 percent on the night.

Hayward flirts into a triple-double: The last time Hayward scored 30 points, he followed it up with a quiet eight-point outing. The story was different a month later as Hayward was just