NBA Game Notes (Nov. 4, 2003)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on November 4, 2023.
Celtics Continue Early-Season Roll
The Boston Celtics continued their early-season roll, beating the Brooklyn Nets 124-114. The Celtics have started a season with five straight wins for the 11th time in franchise history, and the first time since the 2009-10 season.
The Celtics have scored a total of 632 points this season, an average of 126.4 PPG. The last team to score at least 632 points through their first five games of a season was the 1990-91 Denver Nuggets (685). The Celtics point differential of +92 is the largest through five games since the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors (+104).
The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum, who recorded game highs of 32 points and 11 rebounds. Tatum shot 10-20 from the floor — including 6-10 from 3-point range — and made all six of his free throws.
Tatum scored his 10,000th career point on a free throw with 5:05 remaining in the second quarter. At 25 years and 246 days old, Tatum is the 10th-youngest player in NBA history to reach that mark.
Teammate Kristaps Porzingis had his most productive game since opening night, scoring 22 points on 8-10 shooting from the field. He also snagged seven rebounds and blocked a game-high three shots.
The Nets’ Cam Thomas poured in a team-high 27 points, but made just 11 of his 24 attempts from the field. Thomas has scored at least 27 points in four of his six games this season.
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