After winning four straight games from Feb. 26 to March 4, the Boston Celtics finally looked to be finding their stride after struggling to find consistency since returning from three postponed games in mid-January. At that point the Celtics had found themselves right back in the thick of things in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff race.

So we thought. After a disappointing loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, being down by as many as 21 points, the Celtics followed that up with an 11-point loss to the Sacramento Kings tonight, 107-96, marking their fourth loss in five games and finding themselves under .500 again at 20-21.

It was another game of playing catch up right from the jump just as the Celtics did on Wednesday against the Cavaliers as the Kings took an early 10 point lead in the first quarter and extended that lead up to 15 points at the start of the third quarter. Boston continued to fight back in the second half, taking their first lead since the beginning of the first quarter with 7:33 left in the fourth quarter on a Grant Williams 3-pointer. But in the end, the Kings had too much fire power tonight, whether it was De’Aaron Fox, Rishaun Holmes, or Buddy Hield, it was too much for the Celtics down the stretch.

Fox led the game with 29 points as Holmes had arguably his best game of the season, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. Rumored Celtics trade target Harrison Barnes added 15 points and 13 rebounds. For Boston, Jaylen Brown led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 16 points and 7 assists while Jayson Tatum finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The Celtics will look to end their slump on Sunday against the Orlando Magic, who snapped the Nets’ six-game winning streak tonight. [mm-video type=video id=01f0kkxbbrgmz3gxx7 playlist_id=01f09kz5ecxq9bp57b player_id=01eqbvq570kgj8vfs7 image=https://images2.minutemediacdn.com/image/upload/video/thumbnail/mmplus/01f0kkxbbrgmz3gxx7/01f0kkxbbrgmz3gxx7-ccffcafd27889bea625e39969f2bb0c1.jpg]

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