FINAL SCORE: Celtics 128, Trail Blazers 124
IN BRIEF: The Boston Celtics made it all too interesting in the second half, but they avoided blowing a 24-point lead and took down the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Jayson Tatum bounced back from Friday's woeful performance with a 34-point outing, and Jaylen Brown added 30 of his own.
Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic put up 30 points apiece for the Trail Blazers.
CELTICS RECORD: 44-22 (1-1 in seeding round)
Pierce and Deuce (virtually) in the building!
Kemba from deep
Tatum finding his groove
Smart --> Theis
Brown throws down the hammer
Brown's clutch 3
Tatum's all the way back
Brown on fire in the 4th
Vs. Miami Heat, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
Vs. Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, 9 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
Vs. Toronto Raptors, Friday, 9 p.m., NBC Sports Boston