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Big Men Secure Victory for Blazers over Celtics

The Portland Trail Blazers pulled off a thrilling 109-105 victory against the Boston Celtics on Friday night. They flipped the script on a season-long trend of wilting in late-game situations, turning an otherwise-shaky fourth period into a scrappy slug-fest. Jusuf Nurkic led all scorers with 29 points. Jayson Tatum scored 27 for the Celtics in their loss.

If you missed the action, you can find our quarter-by-quarter recap here. When you’ve perused that, come back for the highlights that defined tonight’s action.

Coming Up Big

Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington don’t have anywhere near the profile of Celtics forwards Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.