Jrue Holiday recorded another near triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as a plus-26 in the Celtics bounce-back win over Brooklyn 121-107.
The Celtics bounced back at home Friday night after their two consecutive losses on the road defeating the Brooklyn Nets 121-107 in their first In-Season Tournament game. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum both had a great game after both having quiet outings at Philadelphia. Derrick White scored in double-digits again and Jrue Holiday once again nearly had a triple-double with his 13 points, 12 rebound
Celtics’ Stars Shine, Bench Helps Boost Boston to Win in First In-Season Tournament Tilt
Boston maintained control for most of the game before ultimately building on their lead in the fourth. The best part about their sixth victory was getting the bench production that they have been looking for.
Payton Pritchard snapped out of his cold spell with 13 points. Luke Kornet shined in 18 minutes in Al Horford’s absence with seven points and nine rebounds and made big plays. Sam Hauser had 15 staying hot from three going 5-10.
Holiday was asked if it was good to know that the best game and performance is still yet to come for this team.
“I think it’s always good to know that we can get to another level,” the two-time All-Star said. “I don’t think anybody wants to kinda reach the top too early or peak too early but again, a lot of stuff is new for us, a lot of things are different for me and myself.”
Holiday made it an emphasis that the game plan and execution are what the Celtics focus on.
“I feel like with the time that we have, it’s fun playing out there, which is important, but I think execution wise, toughness, effort, those are things we kinda hang our hats on every night,” Holiday said.
The newest Boston guard feels great and he understands how every contest. and different opponent has a different game plan. Holiday will continue to gel with his teammates and have a blast gaining more reps when the Celtics host the Raptors Saturday night looking to start another win streak.