Banner Town Breakdown: Celtics Fall Apart Against Mitchell and the Jazz

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The Celtics took on the Jazz in this one, who boasted a 19-5 record going into the game, good for the best record in the NBA. While the C’s started off red hot from deep, that quickly changed as they allowed Utah to do what they do best – hit a lot of threes. Boston fell to the Jazz in this one by a score of 108-122, and it was in large part due to their horrible second and third quarters. Donovan Mitchell was the star of the show, putting up 36 points, 4 rebounds, and 9 assists while also closing out the game in the final minutes. 

Jaylen Brown was made available in the hours leading up to tip-off, while both Marcus Smart (calf) and Romeo Langford (right wrist) remained on the injury report. As for the Jazz, Mike Conley (hamstring) was ruled out the day prior, while rookie Elijah Hughes (ankle) has been out since the middle of January.

In his return, Brown was nothing short of unstoppable. In a game where Boston’s offense really struggled, he was the light at the end of the tunnel, finishing the game with 33 points and 8 rebounds. Not only did he start off the game by nailing three straight threes, but… (CLICK THE BANNER BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE)

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