Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Boston Celtics (12-10) play against the Utah Jazz (7-7) at Vivint Arena

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Friday December 3, 2021

Boston Celtics 16, Utah Jazz 25 (Q1 04:19)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jazz have opened 6-of-8 from 3-point range. – 9:27 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Penalties have gotten Utah off schedule a few times here in this first half. Utes are usually more disciplined than what they’ve shown here. – 9:27 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Jazz are just raining 3 balls out here. – 9:26 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
There’s a reason Horford is pissed off after the Gobert offensive rebound. He worked hard to against Bogdanovic & challenged well, he didn’t need Rob to come over and help there. Williams needs to be more disciplined, knowing who he’s leaving on that. Wasted Al’s effort. – 9:25 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Horford on the offensive glass 💪🏾 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Oregon’s offense is a hot mess.
I thought Oregon built a massive OL to bang with the major programs in the national playoffs.
They can’t even move Utah. Ducks have 28 yards rushing late in the 2nd. – 9:24 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Key drive coming here for Utah.
Still up 14-0, 4:04 before halftime, Oregon gets the rock out of the locker room.
The last two drives ended in Rising INTs. – 9:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics should be thanking the heavens for Al Horford. – 9:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two early fouls on Rob Williams. That last one came because he decided to take a bad, late contest and let Gobert get to the boards. – 9:21 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah has been close a couple of times to blowing this thing open. It has not done so.
This is a game still. Very much so. – 9:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
When the offense is scuffling, Boston should get Horford some touches in the post. He’s got an advantage over O’Neale and Bogdanovic there. If Gobert helps, should open passing lanes. – 9:20 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
That’s two quick fouls on the Celtics’ Robert Williams, who has not been able to handle Rudy on the glass thus far. Grant Williams checks in. – 9:20 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
I have a feeling Jazz fans are going to boo Freedom tonight – 9:18 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
The Celtics simply cannot settle for Schröder jumpers in general. This offense needs to work a lot harder – 9:17 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Mike Conley shooting continues to be a good thing. He’s 3-3 — all from 3 — for 9p, as the Jazz get out to a 14-2 lead. Celtics, shooting 1-6 overall, call a timeout with 8:14 left 1Q. – 9:17 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Mike Conley’s having himself a quarter. He’s got 9 points on three 3s (pulling up deeper than normal, too). Jazz lead 14-2 . – 9:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ok Conley. Damn.
He’s got three triples already. Jazz lead 14-2. Timeout Celtics. – 9:17 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
The Force is strong with Mike tonight PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 14-2 to start against the Celtics, thanks essentially to Mike Conley being hot from 3. These aren’t 23-footers, he’s shooting from a few feet beyond the line, too. – 9:16 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics best 3-point shooting in this starting five is Dennis Schroder (33 percent). – 9:16 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
A 3-pointer from far, far away ✴
#TakeNote | @Donovan Mitchell PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
19-14 Mavs after one quarter. Previous first-quarter low for a Mavs opponent this season was 15 by Boston. – 9:12 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah is 2-for-2 on third down on this drive. Picked up third-and-4 earlier, just picked up third-and-3.
Utes are in plus territory. – 9:12 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
May the force be strong tonight 💫
Walk through the concourse to find all your favorite Star Wars characters! PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Royce back! 🖤❤🧡💛
#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
End of one at Rice-Eccles South: Utah 14, Oregon 0.
Utes have third-and-8 when we come back after Tavion Thomas got stuffed. – 8:55 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
It’s very, VERY early here, but it feels a little like Utah is going for the KO, up 14, starting this drive at the Oregon 45. – 8:52 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Plays are available with the #LakeShow & #ClipperNation dueling in L.A. and Round 2 of #DubNation vs. #ValleyProud as the Suns look for a 19th win in a row. Check for plays and grab this freebie on #TakeNote vs. the #Celtics from the @WagerTalk #NBA show: PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Marcus Smart
Dennis Schroder
Jazz starters:
Rudy Gobert
Royce O’Neale
Bojan Bogdanovic
Donovan Mitchell
Mike Conley – 8:49 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Yikes. Oregon down 14-0 to Utah. – 8:48 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah is 0-for-2 on third down after going 11-for-14 in the first meeting.
Penalties were a killer on that drive. – 8:38 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Jazz – Vivint Arena – December 3, 2021 – Starting Lineups
Boston – Smart, Schroder, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Utah – Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, Rudy Gobert
OUT: Boston: Brown Utah: Udoka Azubuike PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah came with the rush, nice job by Anthony Brown to step up and get rid of it, but Utah is getting off the field on third down to open the game.
Nicely done. – 8:30 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
#VivintCam | @VivintHome PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Tavion Thomas, 2 run out of 13 personnel on first-and-goal.
Utah 7, Oregon 0. – 8:22 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Catching up with old friends and making new ones 💙
#ThisIsWhyWePlay PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah is moving, now inside the red zone after Rising hits Enis for 13 and Covey for 22. – 8:19 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Oregon wins the toss and will defer.
Utah will open with the rock for the seventh game in a row.
Ute fans are out in force tonight, it’s going to get loud in here. – 8:13 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Which Star Wars movie is your favorite? 🏮
Jazz Pregame Show on @ATTSportsNetRM at 6:30 PM MT 📺 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
A ‘Let’s Go Utah’ chant ringing out as the band performs.
Very rough estimate: There are 35,000 people here. Of the 35K, has to be 20-25,000 Utah fans. – 7:58 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
The #JetBlueRunway has arrived… PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah offensive line as warmups near conclusion.
LT: Bam Olaseni
LG: Keaton Bills
C: Nick Ford
RG: Sataoa Laumea
RT: Braeden Daniels
Only semi-question in there was Bills after he got rolled up on vs. Colorado. – 7:45 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
“He came back this year extra motivated and has looked great since training camp,” Coach Udoka says of Al Horford. “So I’m not surprised what he’s doing.” – 7:40 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Keaton Bills is dressed for Utah – 7:28 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Trent Forrest is available tonight, despite his previous non-COVID illness. Elijah Hughes is out due to an adductor strain. – 7:16 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Trent Forrest has been upgraded to available against the Celtics while Elijah Hughes is out with an abductor strain. – 7:16 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Trent Forrest is AVAILABLE tonight. Elijah Hughes is OUT (adductor strain). – 7:16 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Al Horford discusses the mindset as we prepare for our longest road trip of the season, starting tonight in Utah. PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Jaylen Nowell are AVAILABLE.
Karl-Anthony Towns (Tailbone Contusion), Patrick Beverley (Left Adductor Strain), and Jaden McDaniels (Flu-like Symptoms) are OUT. PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Anfernee Simons is out for the Boston game along with Damian Lillard and Nassir Little. PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
Anfernee Simons (right ankle sprain) is out for tomorrow night’s game against the Celtics. #Blazers @RipCityRadio6206:37 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers Injury Report:
Anfernee Simons (right ankle sprain), Damian Lillard (abdominal tendinopathy – injury management) and Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) are out for Saturday’s game at Boston. – 6:36 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Anfernee Simons (right ankle sprain) joins Damian Lillard (abdominal tendinopathy – injury management) and Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) as out for Saturday’s game versus Boston. – 6:36 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
The Utah Jazz defense is the only one in the NBA in the NBA at denying shots at the rim and denying three points.
#3timedpoy5:54 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Jared and Elijah practiced with the @slcstars this morning and have been recalled for tonight’s game vs. Boston. – 5:52 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Why Bojan Bogdanovic has a rooting interest in Real Salt Lake’s title hopes PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
🧢 Tonight’s @mitchell_ness Item of the Game!
📍 Purchase at the In-Arena #Rockets Team Shop or the Mitchell & Ness Kiosk on the West Concourse. PM

David Locke @DLocke09
4 of the top 10 plpayers in the NBA with the most off the dribble three point shot attempts this season are shooting below 30% on those shots – Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Paul George – 5:28 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Love the feeling of anticipation before a big game. How about the emotional turmoil our guys have faced in the last 2 yrs? Who could forget the history of critical transfers between the squads? Can the local boys beat the vaunted team in green?
Jazz. Celtics. 7 PM. Can’t wait! – 5:17 PM
Enes Kanter @EnesFreedom
The International @Olympics Committee is in bed with China. PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Jayson Tatum with Jaylen Brown on the court this season has been shooting 36% from field and 23% from three.
When Brown is off the floor he is shooting 42% and 35% from 3 – 4:49 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New #Celtics mailbag features questions on trade needs, offensive upgrades and Ime Udoka in crunch time…4:11 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
🎧| 🚨 @HaleyOSomething on the pod! 🚨
The @spinstersbw co-host and Louisville loyalist joins #RoundballRoundup to talk Donovan Mitchell throughout the years, the Western Conference + some Spotify wrapped discussion.
Download wherever you get your pods or click to listen ⤵4:09 PM
Ryan McNeill @ryanmcneill
Here are some highlights from last weekend in Boston.
Want to watch more? The three-minute clip is on YouTube: PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
A rare practice day for the Kings in Sacramento. Shooting session with De’Aaron Fox, Davion Mitchell & Tyrese Haliburton. PM

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