Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown once again rose to success as the Boston Celtics maintained their perfect start to the season with a 111-104 win over the Miami Heat on Friday.
Tatum, who scored 35 points in Boston’s season-opening loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, racked up a 29-point push as the Celtics overcame their Eastern Conference rivals on the road in Florida.
Brown, who also scored 35 points in Tuesday’s win over the Sixers, assisted Tatum with 28 in another batting offensive performance.
Derrick White and Grand Williams were the only other players to get doubles for Boston with 10 points each.
Friday’s clash marks another meeting between the two Eastern Conference rivals, who have faced each other in the post-season for two of the past three seasons.
“I love playing against the Heat – we’ve had some history over the last few years,” Tatum told ESPN afterward.
“They make you a better team. They have a lot of pride, a lot of great players and a great coach. They never give up. So it’s always a good test against a team like that because you know it’s going to be a battle. “
Boston’s latest win is another boost for interim head coach Joe Mazzulla, who took office only last month after previous head coach Ime Udoka was banned for a season for having an affair with an employee. female member.
“I don’t know if two games count as a winning streak, but we’ll take it,” Tatum said. “(Mazzulla) is amazing. He is learning as he goes. But we’re all together – we’re trying to help him as much as he’s trying to help us.
“I am happy for him. It’s hard to win this tournament.”
Tyler Herro leads Miami’s scorers with 25 points while Bam Adebayo adds 19 and Jimmy Butler 18.
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