Boston Celtics It was more than his problems, he defeated Washington Wizards in the Play-In and qualified for the playOffs of the NBA. Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker combined to score 79 of the 118 points scored by the team of Brad Stevens, who will have to face Brooklyn Nets in the first round. Both players spoke with El Comercio about the matches to come against the team of Kevin Durant, James Harden Y Kyrie Irving.
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The format of this season of the NBA presented a tournament Play-In to determine the last two playoffs. Usually, the top eight of each conference got their guaranteed tickets for the PlayOffs; However, in this contest, the rules changed: the seventh had to play against the eighth to get their classification, likewise, the loser of this match had to play against the winner of the match between the ninth vs. tenth to occupy the last place for the PlayOffs.
Jayson Tatum is one of the smoothest hoopers in the league 🔥
Generational talent. pic.twitter.com/VIf8FNCbpF
— Hilltop Hoops (@HilltopNBA) May 19, 2021
In this case, Boston Celtics (seventh) beat 118-100 to Washington Wizards (eighth) in a duel that had two dazzling figures: Jayson Tatum converted 50 points and Kemba Walker contributed 29 units to stamp his passport for the first round of the PlayOffs.
Despite the happiness of the team Brad Stevens, they know that in front they will have one of the maximum candidates to stay with the championship ring of the NBA: the dreaded Brooklyn Nets from Kevin Durant, James Harden y Kyrie Irving.
After the triumph of Celtics, I was able to converse with the two best players in the game. In the foreground, appeared Kemba Walker with a face of satisfaction at the victory and his performance before Wizards. I consulted him the following: “Kemba, what do you think will be the key to beating the Nets in the first round?”
The forward replied: “Play very hard, brother. We have to play very hard. They have a super team. We still have a few days to rest and watch the videos of their matches. With that We can find some weakness, if they have it. It will be complicated, but we must face it with what we have ”.
After that, I was able to consult the following to Jayson Tatum, who finished the game with 50 points, eight rebounds and four assists: “Jayson, the team finished with 20 assists, is that the kind of collective effort it will take to beat Nets in the PlayOffs?”
The forward answered the following: “Yes, we will need that kind of effort to beat them. This is how we play basketball, sharing the ball and looking for the best options. We will need to be focused throughout the game to advance to the round ”.
that’s a 𝑩𝑨𝑫 man 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/vpnEgrJMxR
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 19, 2021
It should be noted that the first game of the series between Boston Celtics Y Brooklyn Nets It will be played this Saturday at the Barclays Center. The remaining schedule has yet to be revealed by the NBA.
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