Un huge Jayson Tatum with 23 points and a cash Dennis Schroder with six points in the final 76 seconds, facilitated the victory of the Boston Celtics Over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 92-96, in the clash held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Tras Tatum, Al Hortford I finished with 17 points and Schroder y Marcus Smart they made 14 for a green team that achieved their third victory in four games and balanced their balance, 7-7. Tatum, in addition to being the best scorer on the road, signed eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks.
Last saturday Darius Garland with two free games with 9.4 seconds to go, he gave the victory to the Cavs who came back 19 points behind the Celtics. Both teams have played three games in four nights.
Tatum’s great game and Schroder’s ending ruined the huge game of Ricky Rubio. The Spanish base achieved 26 of his 28 points in the second half with 4 of 8 in the triples, in addition to six rebounds and two assists. Cedi Osman signed 26 points and five assists from the bench and Darius Garland finished with 17 for a Cavs (9-6) who have won six of the last eight games.
For the rookie Evan Mobley it was not a good match. He missed all 11 field goals he made (0-11), and finished with one point, nine rebounds and five assists before retiring from the game with a strong blow to his right elbow.
“If you want to make excuses for each defeat, fine, but we cannot complain about the absence of one or the injury of another,” Rubio said at the end of the game. “Everyone has problems in this league, so what you have to do is take care of your teammates.”
The third quarter was spectacular. In that period in which Ricky anot 14 puntos, Tatum he made 10 and led to Boston’s first lead in the entire game, 65-64.