Last season’s NBA runner-up Boston Celtics joined the second round of the playoffs (PO).
On the 28th (Korean time), in the 2022-23 season NBA Eastern Conference PO Round 1 Game 6 away game held at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, ‘one-two punch’ Jayson Tatum (30 points, 14 rebounds) and Jaylen Brown ( 32 points and 5 rebounds), they defeated the Atlanta Hawks 128-120.
As a result, Boston, which recorded 4 wins and 2 losses in the 7-out-of-4 series, will compete with the Philadelphia 76ers, who defeated the Brooklyn Nets with a 4-game winning streak, to advance to the Eastern Finals. The 2nd PO round of the two teams starts on the 2nd of the new month. Boston is second in the regular league (57-25), and Philadelphia, led by Joel Embiid and James Harden, is third (54-28). Although Embiid is injured, he is expected to return in the second round of PO.
Trae Young (30 points, 10 assists) struggled with Atlanta, who advanced to the Plain Tournament with 8th place in the East (41-41), grabbed the 7th place Miami Heat (44-38), and joined the spring basketball as the 7th seed. I was eliminated in the first round of PO for the second consecutive season.
Boston took a 10-point lead with Marcus Smart (22 points) and Tatum early in the 1st quarter, but had to play a close game with around 5 points until the middle of the 4th quarter. Boston trailed 110-113 in the middle of the 4th quarter, but following 3 consecutive 3 points from Brown, Al Horford (5 points) and Tatum, Tatum took a tip-in dunk and quickly turned the game around with 11 consecutive points and 121-113. Boston chased after Atlanta’s Dizonte Murray (14 points, 11 assists) with a 3-pointer 1 minute and 55 seconds before the end of the game, and Smart responded with a 3-pointer and set the mood for victory 크크크벳.