The San Antonio Spurs took the jack to the water in a game marked by equality. The Celtics recovered practically all their troops and hoped to add their third consecutive victory. However, those of Popovich showed their most competitive version and took advantage of an income obtained in the last quarter to take the game by two points of difference (99-97).
The team led by Ime Udoka lost again in a tight finish. The clutch time he’s one of the worst enemies this season for Boston, who is 7-15 in these situations. With five seconds remaining in the game, Jaylen Brown recovered a decisive ball that gave them the opportunity to tie. However, the Celtics player’s layup fell too short and the Spurs left TD Garden with a victory.
Brown was also the leading scorer with 30 points. Jayson Tatum, who was returning to the team after having been on health and safety protocol, did not have one of his best nights. He finished with 19 points with a 6 of 20 shooting from the field. The one who did shine was Dejounte Murray. The Spurs guard put the team on his back in the decisive moments and finished the duel with 22 points and 12 assists.
After the meeting, Udoka was critical of his team. “I feel like we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we had in the last two quarters. We have to put more intention to what we are trying to achieve, ”declared the Celtics coach. Despite being only his first season, Ime is already beginning to be questioned.
And is that the Boston franchise is not meeting the expectations of the fans this season. With an 18-20 record, he is tied with the Knicks for 10th place in the Eastern Conference, one step away from being out of ranks. play-in. A position that is not commensurate with the quality of the staff.
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