Netease Sports reported on September 28:
On September 28, Beijing time, the Celtics lost to the Heat 113-125 in the away game, and were eliminated by a big score of 2-4. Jason Tatum made 9 of 26 shots and scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. The number of assists hit a personal playoff high, but the Heat hit a wave of 12-0 at the critical moment of the fourth quarter. The Celtics failed to do it. Response.
In the last Celtics' strong victory over their opponents, Tatum contributed a lot. He scored a series-high 31 points and also scored 10 rebounds and 6 assists.
Today, the Celtics played very tenaciously at the start. Tatum didn’t find the touch at the start. No matter whether it was a breakthrough or an outside move, he didn’t make it. Fortunately, his teammates were great. He sent consecutive assists to his teammates, Brown and Smart. The three-pointer allowed the Celtics to quickly overtake.
Although Tatum never scored, he assisted Hayward for a three-pointer at 2:56. In the first quarter, he didn't score 0 of 5 shots, but because he sent 4 assists, the efficiency value was +2.
In the second quarter, Tatum still didn't score, but he provided consecutive assists for Tays and Brown. At 9 minutes and 39 seconds, his throw was still a shot, and then he didn't make a layup. Until 8 minutes and 29 seconds, he finally hit a three-pointer and opened for the first time.
Tatums Lake then resumed the rhythm, stealing the opponent's counter-attack dunk in 5 minutes and 53 seconds, and then broke through the basket to throw a shot to help the Celtics keep up. At 3 minutes and 12 seconds, Tatum scored another three, making the game more intense. Tatum scored 12 points in this quarter and has already sent out 8 assists in the half.
At the beginning of the third quarter, Tatum also assisted Brown and hit a three-point lead. Although he continued to score in the interior, the Heat continued to maintain the lead by the outbreak of Adebayor and Iguodala. Facing the opponent's unreasonable touch, the Celtics' mentality was greatly tested. Tatum soared at 3 minutes and 44 seconds and failed to make a three-pointer. Fortunately,
In the fourth quarter, the Celtics took advantage of the situation. Tatum caused a foul by Butler at 9 minutes and 54 seconds and made two free throws. The Greens played a 10-2 reversal. The game was even more tense. After the Heat overtook by one point, Tatum soared into a three-pointer in time. But at a critical moment, the Celtics failed to go further. After 5 minutes, they were beaten by a deadly 12-0, and they were beyond chasing.
Tatum was intercepted once during this time, three-pointers did not even score a technical foul, and it was too late for Brown to score an assist at 1:50, and they could only swallow a bitter loss.