Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics' offense picked up right where they left off from Friday's historic comeback.
But the Portland Trail Blazers' star duo came to play Sunday night.
CJ McCollum (33 points) and Damian Lillard (26 points) were too much for Boston to handle in a 129-119 win at TD Garden that snapped the Celtics' three-game winning streak.
Tatum dropped a team-high 33 points to give him 93 in his last two games while newcomer Evan Fournier (21 points, five rebounds) and rookie Aaron Nesmith (16 points, four rebounds) added impressive performances.
Portland pulled away in the fourth quarter, however, and now has won four in a row. Tatum and Jaylen Brown also appeared to suffer injuries during a collision in the final minute of the game that will be worth monitoring. Both players headed to the locker room after the play.
Here's a recap of Celtics-Blazers:
FINAL SCORE: Trail Blazers 129, Celtics 119
CELTICS' RECORD: 34-31
Celtics vs. Trail Blazers highlights
Great defense by Tristan Thompson leads to instant offense from Tatum early on:
The laws of gravity do not apply to Robert Williams, aka Time Lord:
Marcus Smart delivers another perfect alley-oop pass, this time with Romeo Langford on the receiving end:
Three of Tatum's 24 first-half points:
Tatum carried the momentum into the second half:
Nesmith was a flamethrower from deep, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts:
Fournier stepped up on defense with this clutch steal and assist to Tatum in the fourth quarter:
Wednesday, May 5: at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m. ET