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BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made history on Wednesday night by scoring 155 points in a regular-season game. The last time they achieved this feat, it was decades ago during the era of Red Auerbach’s coaching and when the Lakers were still based in Minneapolis.
Jayson Tatum was the driving force behind the Celtics’ high-scoring performance. In an interview, guard Jrue Holiday credited their success to staying focused on each game and not becoming complacent.
This 155-point achievement marked the franchise’s highest scoring game since 1958-59, a season that featured legendary players such as Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, and Tommy Heinsohn. Back then, they defeated Minneapolis with a score of 173-139.
Tatum delivered an outstanding performance with 30 points and 12 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter. With the help of an explosive start, the Celtics outplayed the Indiana Pacers and extended their unbeaten streak.
Guard Derrick White highlighted the Celtics’ depth and talent, emphasizing how it makes their gameplay effortless, especially with players like Jaylen Brown (16 points), Jrue Holiday (15 points), and Kristaps Porzingis (13 points) contributing significantly.
Following their dominant victory over the Washington Wizards in the previous game, the Celtics continued their impressive momentum at home against the Pacers. The team quickly established a 10-point lead within the first three minutes, ultimately building a lead of up to 53 points in the fourth quarter.
The Boston bench played a crucial role in securing the win, with Sam Hauser scoring 17 points and Payton Pritchard contributing 15. Their collective effort resulted in outscoring the Indiana bench 46-33 in the fourth quarter.
Holiday praised the team’s versatility and offensive capabilities, highlighting their ability to score from different areas of the court. This well-rounded threat on offense makes the Celtics a challenging team to defend against.
The Celtics’ 51-point victory is now tied for the third-largest winning margin in team history, trailing only a 53-point win against the Kings in 2022 and a 56-point win against Chicago in 2018.
By starting the season with a perfect 4-0 record and scoring over 500 points across the four games, the Celtics joined the 2018-19 Pelicans as the second team since 1990 to achieve this feat.
Information from ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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