Celtics’ 31-3 Run Ends Nuggets’ Win Streak

Jayson Tatum as well as Jaylen Brown sustained an impressive 31-3 run that helped the Boston Celtics placed the skids on the NBA’s hottest group with a 105-87 gain the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

The Nuggets looked well on their way to their nine straight win when they took a 79-65 lead in the 3rd quarter on a 3-pointer by Facundo Campazzo.

Boston outscored the Nuggets 40-8 the rest of the means. The Celtics had actually been held to 16 first-quarter factors and also tracked by as many as 14 at an early stage.

Brown began the epic run with a great pail and also Tatum provided the biggest highlights, consisting of 8 straight points on a triad of free throws, a 3-pointer and also a jumper.

Tatum do with 28 factors two days after a career-best 53-point performance against Minnesota, as well as Brown had 20.

Tatum (ailment) as well as Brown (sore left knee) starred in spite of being detailed as suspicious before tip-off.

Michael Porter Jr. led Denver with 20 factors in spite of missing 11 of 12 from beyond the arc. Nikola Jokic had 17 factors, 11 helps and also 10 rebounds.

The Nuggets lost for the very first time because acquiring Aaron Gordon at the profession deadline, a step that made them a genuine title contender.

This was simply their 4th loss in 21 video games considering that Feb. 27 and also their initial considering that Feb. 24 at Toronto.

The Celtics broke away after their bad beginning as well as routed 51-45 at halftime, holding Jokic to 3 first-half points on 1-of-5 shooting.

TIP-INS

Celtics: Were 1-for-9 on 3-point shots in the first quarter, when they shot 6 for 25 from the flooring. … Evan Fournier, that’s in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety procedures, didn’t make the trip.

Nuggets: Jamal Murray missed his fourth successive game with a sore right knee. … During a second-quarter sequence, JaMychal Green recoiled his own wayward 3-pointer, missed out on the finger-roll, ordered the board again and watched Robert Williams III obstruct his layup.

UP NEXT

Celtics: Visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night before finishing up their three-game journey versus the Lakers on Thursday night.

Nuggets: At Golden State on Monday evening.

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