National Basketball Association
Boston 123, Utah 107
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Where: Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #62 JB DeRosa, #88 Matt Kallio
Attendance: 18206

Jayson Tatum tossed in a game-high 38 points and Derrick White made 7 of 11 3-point attempts and scored 24 points as the Boston Celtics wrapped up a five-game road trip by beating the Utah Jazz 123-107 on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City.

It was the third straight victory for Boston, which lost the first two games of the trip.

Jrue Holiday added 16 points, eight assists and five rebounds for the Celtics, who made 20 of 49 3-pointers (40.8 percent).

Boston led by seven entering the final quarter and seized control by scoring the first 15 points of the fourth. Utah's first points of the period came on a Jordan Clarkson layup that made it 113-93 with 5:34 to play.

Keyonte George scored 26 points to lead the Jazz. Utah received 21 points from Clarkson and 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists from Collin Sexton.

The Celtics were missing Jaylen Brown (sacroiliac strain), Al Horford (toe sprain) and Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring strain).

Utah played without Lauri Markkanen, who missed his fourth consecutive game with a right quad contusion.

Boston made nine 3-pointers in the opening quarter and led 44-33 after 12 minutes. The Celtics later had a 52-35 lead, but Utah went on a 15-2 run and trailed 54-50 with 6:07 left in the first half. An 8-0 spurt helped Boston build a 16-point lead late in the second quarter, and the Celtics owned a 72-57 advantage at halftime.

The Celtics made 14 of 25 3-pointers in the first half. White and Sam Hauser each had four treys by halftime. It was the 15th time Boston has scored at least 70 points in the first half of a game this season.

Utah was within two points when a Clarkson basket cut Boston's lead to 93-91 with 36.2 seconds remaining in the third quarter, but the Celtics scored the final five points of the frame and had a 98-91 edge entering the fourth.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Boston   Utah
Jayson Tatum 38 Scoring Keyonte George 26
Jrue Holiday 8 Assists Keyonte George 6
Luke Kornet 9 Rebounds Walker Kessler 8
Jayson Tatum 8 Free Throws Made John Collins 4
Jrue Holiday 2 Steals Talen Horton-Tucker 2
Derrick White 3 Blocks John Collins 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 123 46.7 20-49 17-19 25 46 8 5 9
Utah 107 47.7 15-32 10-11 23 38 7 4 10
Upcoming Games
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .378 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Celtics have a W/L % of .765 after a win and .857 after a loss.