The Boston Celtics thrashed an injury-hit Memphis Grizzlies this week to stretch their winning streak on home court to 14 matches.
Coach Brad Stevens’ men have not lost in Boston in more than two months and during that time have climbed from ninth in the Eastern conference to 3rd.
The turning point in the game happened in the third quarter.
Boston went into halftime with a three-point deficit but soon after Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers left with what appeared to be a serious leg injury.
The Celtics took full advantage and quickly turned that deficit into a 16-point lead.
From then on the Celtics were plain sailing.
Isaiah Thomas hit a team-high 22 points – 16 of which came in the third – while Evan Turner chipped in with 16 points as the Celtics went on to post a 116-96 victory.