Jaylen Brown steps up to lead blowout win: Jaylen Brown is not technically an All-Star, but he certainly played the part on Saturday night. The swingman scored a game-high 32 points and added a team-high 9 rebounds, helping lead the shorthanded hosts to a 116-95 blowout win over the Sixers without Kemba Walker or Enes Kanter. Jayson Tatum added 25 points in 29 minutes to lead a balanced C’s scoring effort that included five players in double figures. Boston’s bench also came up big on both ends of the floor thanks to a season-high 15 points from Brad Wanamaker and a 60 percent shooting night from the likes of Wanamaker, Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams. Ben Simmons had a game-high 23 points for the visitors.
It was the third straight win for the C’s overall and first of the year against the Sixers in four tries. The C’s hit the road next to try to extend the winning streak in Atlanta on Monday night.