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BSJ Game Report: Celtics 126, Kings 120 — Big second half, Kyrie’s triple-double fuels comeback

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics beating the Kings 126-120 with BSJ insight and analysis

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Kyrie posts second career triple-double to key comeback win: Kyrie Irving tallied his first triple-double since 2014, posting 31 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Celtics fight back from a 17-point deficit in the first half and sweep the season series over the Kings with a 126-120 victory. Jaylen Brown added 22 points off the bench while Marcus Morris (21 points, 13 rebounds) chipped in with his first double-double since November, enabling the hosts to bounce back from a miserable defensive showing in parts of the first three quarters and pull out a much-needed victory.

Buddy Hield had a game-high 34 points for the visitors, who had their way on offense for most of the night behind some terrific transition attacking and unselfish play (32 assists). The Celtics landed some counter punches in the third quarter before a game-changing 16-2 run to close out the frame, giving the hosts the momentum in the fourth quarter, which they rode the rest of the way.