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Celtics hammer Warriors by 52 points behind historic first half at TD Garden

Celtics hammer Warriors by 52 points behind historic first half at TD Garden

Alex caruso

In a season full of statements, the Boston Celtics made their biggest yet Sunday.

The Celtics put up a historic first half against the Golden State Warriors en route to a 140-88 drubbing of the team that defeated them two seasons ago in the NBA Finals. With the win, they became the first team in NBA history to win three regular-season games by 50 points or more. They did so while sitting their starters for the majority of the second half.

The game started as expected for a matchup of two competitive NBA teams. Stephen Curry tied the game a 21-21 with a jump shot midway through the first quarter as the NBA’s marquee matchup of the day looked like a good one. Then the wheels fell off for the Warriors.

Alex caruso Boston opens game up with 61-17 run

Three Jaylen Brown 3-pointers on consecutive Celtics possessions sparked a 14-0 Boston run in the first quarter. Brown finished the first quarter with 19 points.

The Celtics extended the run to 23-1 to finish the first quarter with a 44-22 lead as Boston connected on 10 3-point attempts.

The second quarter belonged to Jayson Tatum. The Celtics All-Star took the sco…. to be continued
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