In a rematch of the 2022 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors squared off on Thursday night. The two teams had previously met in December, when Golden State defeated Boston 123-107. This game was their second encounter this year. The Celtics overcame the Warriors 121-118 in overtime on Thursday, satisfying their need for vengeance. Even though Jayson Tatum had a difficult game. In which he struggled with efficiency and made some costly mistakes. He still managed to finish with 34 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, and three steals. In the process, he accomplished a fairly incredible feat by amassing 9,000 career points before turning 25. The 2022–23 season for the 24-year-old is off to a great start, as his team’s 34–12 record leads the NBA.
Following Al Horford’s 3-pointer in overtime with one of his own to give Boston a seven-point lead with 1:30 remaining. Jayson Tatum finished with 34 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. Jaylen Brown contributed 16 additional points, hitting a 3-pointer with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to force OT.
Jordan Poole had 24, Klay Thompson added 24, and Stephen Curry had 29 points for the Warriors before fouling out in overtime. The reigning champions’ road record this year is now 5-18. Also Read: Golden State Warriors Vs Boston Celtics Predictions, Head To Head, Betting Odds, Predicted Line-Ups: NBA
Jayson Tatum 34 led Celtics to win over Warriors
Before Brown’s 3-pointer tied it, Boston had led by as many as 10 points in the first half. But had fallen behind the entire second. The Celtics scored the opening four points of the overtime period, but the Warriors went ahead 111-110 when Draymond Green made a pair of free throws and Stephen Curry sank a 3-pointer.
With 1:26 left, Jayson Tatum 3-pointer and Horford’s 3-pointer gave the Celtics a 118-111 lead after Brown made a floater to regain the lead. Golden State had a chance to win at the buzzer after Boston made mistakes late in the game, but Poole’s half-court attempt fell short.
“The truth is that we were defeated. “We didn’t win the title,” Jayson Tatum said. “No one win — we can’t get that back. That is something we cannot change in the past.
“As a result, we didn’t see this as a replay of the finals,” he explained. “This is just one game.” Also Read: Dejounte Murray scores 30 points as the Hawks defeat the Mavericks 130-122 for the 4th straight win
Stephen Curry Makes an Epic Long Shot The entire crowd was shocked
At the end of the first half, Stephen Curry thrilled the Boston fans with a buzzer-beater that was measured at 50 feet. With time running out, the Warriors had possession of the ball, but Malcolm Brogdon grabbed it from Thompson and passed it to Tatum. Curry seized the opportunity to steal it from him and lined up a 3-point shot from the opposite side of the halfcourt area. The Warriors now have a 55-54 advantage as it swished through the net.
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