Final: Celtics 108, Nuggets 95 — Jaylen and Jayson lead the way in runaway win

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The Nuggets arrived in Boston with the No. 1 ranked defense in the NBA on Friday night and the Celtics young guns picked them apart for the better part of 48 minutes. Jayson Tatum finished with a team-high 26 points and 7 rebounds while Jaylen Brown added 21 points and 7 assists himself, helping the hosts pull away in the second half for a commanding double-digit win. Kemba Walker added 19 points and 3 assists in the highly efficient offensive performance for the C’s as all five starters shot above 50 percent from the field including a returning Marcus Smart (4/5 FG). It was the third straight win for the C’s overall who now improved to 9-0 at home and 16-5 on the season. Nikola Jokic had a game-high 30 points for the Nuggets.

First Half Notes