Jaylen and Kemba rally C’s to shorthanded win: Jaylen Brown got a big commitment from the Celtics before the season started and he’s been living up to it with his play in the past few weeks. His effort has been no better than Wednesday night as he posted a season-high 31 points, helping the C’s rally from an 11-point first-half deficit with a 42-15 run in the middle quarters on the way to a 112-93 Boston win. Kemba Walker added 28 points and 7 assists for the shorthanded C’s who played without Marcus Smart (illness) in the victory.
Boston only shot 43 percent on the night but made a living at the free-throw line, doubling up the Heat 32-16 in the win. Semi Ojeleye also played a crucial role in the middle two quarters, posting a +21 with 5 points and a career-high 7 rebounds as he helped stabilize the C’s defense and helped Boston outscore Miami 62-41 in the middle two frames to turn an ugly start into a blowout for Boston.
The C’s improve to 15-5 overall on the year and get another tough test on Friday night in a home date with the Nuggets.