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Celtics Regain Momentum with Resounding 144-119 Victory over Kings After Tough Loss


Celtics Showcase Stellar Shooting, Claim Commanding 144-119 Victory Against Kings
In a standout performance, the Boston Celtics displayed an impressive offensive prowess by sinking 22 three-pointers and witnessing five players notch over 20 points each on Wednesday. Jaylen Brown and Derrick White led the charge with 28 points apiece, steering the short-handed Celtics to a convincing 144-119 triumph over the Sacramento Kings in California.
Despite missing key players like Jayson Tatum due to an ankle injury and Al Horford resting, Boston, coming off a tough overtime loss to the Warriors, showcased unparalleled energy against a well-rested Kings squad.
Coach Joe Mazzulla emphasized the importance of maintaining perspective in a long NBA season, acknowledging the team’s ability to bounce back swiftly after setbacks. Kristaps Porzingis, returning from a calf injury, demonstrated dominance in the paint for Boston, contributing 24 points, nine rebounds, and an impressive six blocks.
The Celtics’ shooters, particularly led by Derrick White, redeemed themselves by converting 22 of 42 three-point attempts after a poor showing in their previous game against the Warriors.
De’Aaron Fox marked his 26th birthday with an admirable 29-point performance for the Kings, but it wasn’t enough to stave off the Celtics’ relentless offensive onslaught.
Both teams initiated a shooting spectacle early on, combining for a staggering 19 three-pointers in the first quarter. However, as the Kings struggled to maintain their shooting efficiency, the Celtics capitalized and gradually took command of the game.
Boston’s adept three-point shooting continued, with the team adding six more threes in the second quarter. The Celtics’ defensive adjustments curtailed Sacramento’s scoring, allowing them to establish a substantial lead.
The third quarter saw the Celtics extend their advantage to 21 points, propelled by impactful plays from Derrick White and Jrue Holiday, eventually securing a comfortable victory over the Kings.
Kings coach Mike Brown credited the Celtics for their impressive performance, acknowledging Boston’s resilience, especially considering their recent back-to-back games.
Looking ahead, the Celtics are set to face the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Kings will host the Phoenix Suns in their upcoming matchups.

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