Celtics

Jaylen Brown dominates Cavs as Celtics cruise to blowout win

Celtics

The Boston Celtics ended their three-game losing streak in emphatic fashion Sunday night at TD Garden.

The C's led early and never looked back, cruising to a 141-103 win over the young Cleveland Cavaliers.

It's actually been a long time since the Celtics were this dominant offensively at home.

The C's ended any hope of a Cavs comeback with a 15-0 run in the third quarter. That run was sparked by Jaylen Brown, who scored 20 of his team-high 33 points in the third. 

Six players scored in double-digits for the Celtics, including rookie Aaron Nesmith tallying a career-high 11 points and Carsen Edwards setting a career high with 18 points.

Boston's defense also showed plenty of improvement. The Celtics forced 17 turnovers, while also tallying 14 steals and seven blocks. 

Here's how Sunday night's matchup unfolded.

FINAL SCORE: Celtics 141, Cavs 103

BOX SCORE

CELTICS' RECORD: 9-6

HIGHLIGHTS

Jaylen Brown had nine points in the first quarter, including this basket on a pretty spin.

Daniel Theis hits the corner 3-pointer to extend Boston's lead.

Marcus Smart led the C's with 10 first-quarter points, and he also dished out this behind-the-back assist.

Kemba Walker is an underrated passer.

C's rookie Aaron Nesmith got an opportunity in the first half and showed off his 3-point range.

The third quarter was the Jaylen Brown Show.

Good defense tends to result in quality offensive opportunities in transition.

Daniel Theis blocks a shot at one end of the floor and scores at the other.

 

Carsen Edwards attacks the basket and scores, plus the foul.