Celtics middle Al Horford (42) appears to be like to go round Spurs guard Brandon Paul throughout their recreation at TD Backyard in Boston.(Picture: Winslow Townson, USA TODAY Sports activities)

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 24 factors, Jaylen Brown added 18 and Al Horford had 13 rebounds on Monday evening to badist the Celtics beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-94 and lead Boston to its fifth straight victory.

Irving scored 24 for the third straight recreation, rookie Jayson Tatum had 11 rebounds and Terry Rozier had 10 of his 12 factors within the fourth quarter. Boston misplaced its first two video games of the season on back-to-back nights — and star free agent Gordon Hayward, too — however haven’t misplaced since.

Reserves Brandon Paul had 18 factors and Rudy Homobadual scored 14 for San Antonio, which stays with out Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs misplaced on back-to-back nights and fell to 1-Three on a four-game highway journey, leaving coach Gregg Popovich ready for profession victory No. 1,155, which might tie him with Phil Jackson at sixth on the NBA’s all-time listing.

Field rating:Celtics 108, Spurs 94

It was the primary recreation this season that LaMarcus Aldridge did not lead San Antonio in scoring. He had 11 factors.

Boston led 54-49 at halftime and scored 10 of the primary 12 factors within the third quarter — eight from Irving on a pair of Three-pointers and a layup. The Celtics level guard was 10 for 15 taking pictures, together with Three for six from Three-point vary, earlier than sitting a lot of the fourth quarter whereas Boston nursed a double-digit lead.

Rozier scored 10 of the Celtics’ first 13 factors within the fourth quarter, eight of them in a 52-second span when Boston turned an 11-point lead right into a 93-74 rout. Rozier made simply considered one of his first 9 photographs earlier than making 4 in a row within the fourth.


Spurs: Have been with out Leonard (proper quad) and Parker (left quad) all season. … Made a Three-pointer for the 982nd consecutive recreation. … Popovich’s subsequent highway win will likely be his 500th, one thing simply three coaches in NBA historical past have achieved. … San Antonio gained each matchups final season.

Celtics: Irving’s 128 factors in his first six video games as a Celtic had been probably the most since Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen every had 131 in 2007. … Marcus Morris practiced with the developmental league staff on Monday and can rejoin the Celtics on Tuesday. Coach Brad Stevens mentioned his proper knee has “actually, actually improved.”


Spurs: Host Golden State on Thursday.

Celtics: Host Sacramento on Wednesday.


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