Jaylen Brown was dominant from the opening tip, scoring 13 of his 32 points in the first quarter which is why we were betting on him. It’s the 20th time this season that Brown has scored at least 10 points in the first quarter, which leads the team. With only a few games left, the Celtics will rely on their wings even more with Robert Williams sidelined.
Fantasy managers should expect more big games from Brown, as this was the second straight game that which he scored 32 points on efficient shooting numbers.
Al Horford has had to step up a lot with Robert Williams out. He hasn’t provided as many defensive stats lately, but he was able to add one of each in this game. This is their first blowout victory since Williams went down, so Horford’s minutes were a bit limited. However, he still nearly finished with a triple-double. He should be just fine moving forward, as the Celtics will need him to play big minutes to help their playoff seeding down the stretch.
Grant Williams shot 31% from deep in March and hadn’t hit multiple triples in a game in seven games. He ended that in this game by hitting four of his five attempts from deep. With Robert Williams out until at least the second round of the playoffs, Grant Williams will need to continue to shoot this well from deep in order to make a difference for the Celtics down the stretch. Hopefully, this is a game that he can build off of.