Celtics

Final: Celtics 141, Cavs 103 — C’s snap losing streak with dominant win

Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 33 points in just 19 minutes and the Celtics starting five combined to score 88 points in just three quarters, keying a dominant blowout win over the Cavs on Sunday night. Kemba Walker added 21 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in his best outing of the season while Marcus Smart posted 12 points and 9 assists as the C’s played arguably their best game of the season to snap a three-game losing streak. Colin Sexton had team-high 13 points for the visitors but the C’s defense kept him and the rest of the Cavs offense off balance all night by piling up 14 steals with plenty of defensive intensity on the heels of an ugly effort in Philadelphia. Boston led by as many as 39 points in the victory, which allowed Brad Stevens to keep his regulars on the bench for the entire fourth quarter with a back-to-back looming on Monday night in Chicago.

First Half Notes