The Boston Celtics made a valiant effort late in the fourth quarter, but they were unable to complete the comeback vs. the New Orleans Pelicans.
A 15-0 run wasn't enough to propel the C's to victory as they fell by a score of 115-109. Zion Williamson led the way for New Orleans with 28 points to go with eight rebounds and four steals. Brandon Ingram helped out with 25 points and nine assists. Altogether, the Pelicans shot 51.6 percent from 3-point range and Boston simply couldn't keep up (33.3 percent).
Evan Fournier made his C's debut, but it was a night to forget for the former Magic forward as he missed all 10 of his shot attempts and finished with zero points. Jayson Tatum was the star for Boston with 34 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Kemba Walker chimed in with 23 points of his own.
Here's a complete recap of the Celtics' loss, which snaps a two-game win streak.
FINAL SCORE: Pelicans 115, Celtics 109
CELTICS' RECORD: 23-24
Celtics vs. Pelicans highlights
Jayson Tatum drills the 3 to pass Avery Bradley on the C's all-time list:
Another 3 from Tatum:
Payton Pritchard drills one of his own from deep:
Luke Kornet tells Zion 'nope!':
Kornet throws one down:
Marcus Smart to Robert Williams for the alley-oop:
Time Lord grabs the offensive board and puts it in:
Tatum with the CLUTCH 3:
Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET vs. Dallas Mavericks