Final: Celtics 118, Blazers 106 — Tatum leads the way in easy win

Jayson Tatum scored 26 of his game-high 36 points in the second half, following up his career night in LA with a career-high eight 3-pointers to help the Celtics comfortably win with a 118-106 victory against an overmatched Blazers squad. With both teams without their All-Star point guards due to injuries, Tatum was easily the best player on the floor, knocking down 14-of-22 from the field and an absurd 8-of-12 from long distance, while adding five rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes. Six players scored in double figures for Boston in all including 24 points from Jaylen Brown and 13 points from Brad Wanamaker off the bench in a nice redemption performance after a stinker in LA on Sunday. CJ McCollum had a game-high 28 points and 10 assists for the hosts but the Blazers had no answer for Tatum and the Celtics offense all night in the midst of a 48 percent shooting performance (19-of-39) from 3-point ra

WHO: Celtics (39-17) vs. Blazers (27-31)
WHEN: 10:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Rose Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston

PG: Marcus Smart
SG: Jayson Tatum
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Gordon Hayward
C: Daniel Theis

G: CJ McCollum
G:  Gary Trent Jr. 
F: Trevor Ariza
F: Carmelo Anthony
C: Hassan Whiteside

Pregame Notes