The Boston Celtics are back! Yes I said it, sue me. I had said before this game that the Celtics were starting to return to form, but they had still yet to beat a quality opponent. Tonight they did exactly that in taking down a very good Spurs team, who had won five in a row, by the score of 90-83. The Celtics move to 15-4 and are now 3-0 on their four game road trip and wrap it up tomorrow night in Oklahoma City against the Thunder.
For the Celtics returning home may not be a good thing. So far this season the Celtics are 8-1 on the road, and 7-3 at home. Tonight the Celtics, for the most part, kept the Spurs crowd out of it until late in the fourth when the Spurs cut the lead to only four. At no point during the game tonight did the Spurs really show they were ready to send Boston packing with a loss in their back pockets.
The Celtics came out of the gate firing on all cylinders tonight, they jumped out to a early 25-15 first quarter lead, and never looked back. The Spurs did use a small run in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to four but never could get over the hump to overtake the C’s. As a team the Spurs missed on multiple attempts to really turn the tables in this game. As a team the Spurs shot 42% (37-88) from the field, 12.5% (2-16) from behind the arc, and 41% (7-17) from the charity stripe.