The Boston Celtics were coming off of a disappointing 132-126 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors. Then, on the second night of a back-to-back, they were slated to face the Sacramento Kings, a team that had gone 5-1 in their last six games. They were also facing the Kings without Jayson Tatum and Al Horford.

Things started off painfully as the Kings ran up a 23-11 lead with a little over five minutes played in the game thanks to hot shooting, but the difference in depth and class showed almost immediately after. The Celtics closed out the first quarter with a 27-15 run to bring the deficit down to just 41-38 after 12 minutes and were in the driver’s seat for the rest of the game.

It wasn’t a solitary player that stood out in the victory, either. It was a total team effort. Five Celtics scored at least 20 points, with four of them in the starting lineup and one of them from the bench.

It was a spectacular show of patience and confidence that highlighted why the Celtics currently have the best record in the league. Derrick White, who is getting better and better as the season goes along, had an excellent showing with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks while shooting 10 of 13 overall and 6 of 9 from beyond the arc. It felt like every time the Kings were threatening to go on a run, White was ready to calm things down with a three-pointer.

Jaylen Brown matched White’s scoring output with 28 points, five rebounds and six assists while shooting 11 of 21 overall. Jrue Holiday nearly had a triple-double as well with 21 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and a block.

Kristaps Porzingis was another one to really step up in the game as he took on the role of defensive anchor and filled the stat sheet with 24 points, nine rebounds, two assists and six blocks. When the Kings’ threes stopped falling, there was nothing they could do to get back in the game as Porzingis’ presence prevented Sacramento from getting points in the paint. It was a particularly gutty performance from Porzingis, who rolled his ankle after stepping on Domantas Sabonis’ foot but stayed in the game and kept making a difference on both sides of the court.

As if those four players weren’t enough to sink the Kings, Payton Pritchard had a great showing from the bench with 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal while shooting 6 of 12 overall and 6 of 11 from three.

To come back from a disappointing loss while missing key players would be a tough task for most teams, but the Celtics just reminded everyone about how many people on their squad are capable of coming up with big performances.