‘It makes everything a lot easier’ when Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown are in attack mode, says Boston coach Ime Udoka

By Justin Quinn

The Boston Celtics came out with an agenda on Wednesday night as they thrashed the Indiana Pacers 119 – 100 on their own home court with connected, energetic play by their two stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with some serious additional punch being provided by veteran point guard Dennis Schroder filling in for Marcus Smart as a starter.

In one of the best counter-arguments to the tired narrative that Brown and Tatum struggle to play together making the rounds in recent days, the dup out up a combined 67 points, and a big game from Schoder helped put the Pacers away in the second half.

Asked about how he felt having not just the Jays but their German teammate clicking offensively in the win, head coach Ime Udoka was happy to note that “it makes everything a lot easier.”

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