Celtics

Final: Pelicans 115, Celtics 109- late comeback falls short against hot-shooting Pels

WHO: Celtics (23-23) vs. Pelicans (20-25)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston/NBATV

STARTING LINEUPS

Celtics
G: Kemba Walker
G: Marcus Smart
SF: Jayson Tatum
PF: Grant Williams
C: Robert Williams III

Pelicans
G: Eric Bledsoe
G: Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF: Brandon Ingram
PF: Zion Williamson
C: Steven Adams 

LIVE COVERAGE, by John Karalis

Fourth quarter

  • New Orleans opens the quarter on an 11-3 run and it's all starting to go south for Boston. They're committing bad turnovers and New Orleans continues to hit everything
  • Jayson Tatum shot 6-9 from the field in the first quarter. He's 1-9 since then
  • Marcus Smart is having a very tough game. So tough that he's gotten pep talks from an assistant coach and a couple of players on the floor
  • Suddenly Smart finished a layup, grifted an offensive foul, then got an offensive rebound that led to a Celtics basket. Boston has closed it 8
  • And... Marcus Smart was ejected from the game. This was quite an experience for him tonight.

Third quarter