Celtics down Lakers in OT

Celtics down Lakers in OT

Jayson Tatum leads to lift the Celtics in OT win. The Los Angeles Lakers blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. Follow for nba rosters news here!

The NBA top-team Boston Celtics provided Lakeshow with a fiery late rally to win the game 122-118 in overtime and ended their losing streak. Jayson Tatum scores 44 points to go along with nine rebounds and six assists while Jaylen Brown scores double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds. For the upcoming All-Star NBA draft visit us here for updates and stories!

The Lakers got an A-game from Anthony Davis scoring 37 points and 12 rebounds and Lebron James near triple-double with 33 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists to pushed Lakers to an 18-0 run in the third quarter and 13 point lead in the fourth quarter before Celtics responds with a series of dagger. The former NBA MVP Russel Westbrook also puts up a monster performance with 20 points and 14 rebounds. 

“Oh, man, last game of the road trip, we’ve been going for, like, 13 days, second night of a back-to-back,” Tatum said. “But we found a way. We needed that. We found a way to get back on track.”

Marcus Smart hit four 3-pointers to help Celtics squander the fourth quarter lead of their rival Los Angeles Lakers and help Celtics avoid a three-game losing streak despite missing the service of their primary center Al Horford, who are the fifth straight game absent. While Robert Williams remained out as he recovers due to preseason knee injury. 

On the other hand, Lakers’ Lebron James recorded his 516th 30-point game of his career, passing another record of Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most in NBA history. Despite that feat, the Lakers still lost the game, as Lebron missed the three-pointer that could have sent the Lakers into victory and ended the game in regulation. 

Westbrook started the overtime with first two baskets to give Lakers a much-needed lead, however Celtics went on a rampage and made a 12-0 run to overwhelm Lakers at home with Brown hitting a three-pointer for 122-114 lead with less than a minute remaining. 

Tatum addresses the adjustments of the team during the post-match interview and he said: “It was better for us to push it, not for us to call a timeout and allow them to set up their defense. Push the ball and, for me, finding an opportunity, finding space, and just getting to my spot. That’s what I did. I tried not to settle. That’s something I work on all the time, get to the mid-range, game on the line, and a shot I’m very comfortable with.”

The first year Head Coach Joe Mazzulla praised his players and the team for not giving up on the crucial moment and winning the game, “I saw a great player make a great shot, and a guy that wanted the moment. I thought that sparked us for overtime, him embracing that moment. Our team fed off of that and our team embraced the moment for the rest of overtime.”

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