Though the Celtics have had their struggles this season starting out games slow and playing down to their opponents, that was not the case tonight as they blew past the Orlando Magic in a 36-point stomping, 132-96.
The Celtics got the scoring onslaught started early in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 39-27 point lead after one.
Jayson Tatum took the reins in the second quarter, scoring 12 points as the Celtics ran into halftime with a 63-45 lead. Tatum, who just won his third Player of the Week honors, finished with 27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Co/3yMPwtrZc6
– The Celtics Wire May 5, 2021
Evan Fournier got the start in place of Jaylen Brown, who missed tonight’s game due aggravating a sprain in his right ankle in Sunday’s loss to Portland, scored 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists. Fournier, like Walker, came out the gate hot, scoring 10 first quarter points.