The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have succeeded in winning two games in a row in the playoffs (PO, 4 out of 7 matches), increasing their chances of advancing to the second round.
Boston won 119-106 in the second leg of the first round of the 2023 NBA Eastern Conference PO against the Atlanta Hawks held at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the 19th (Korean time).
Having won two games at home, Boston went on an away road with a light heart.
In Boston, Jayson Tatum (29 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists) and Derek White (26 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists) were very active. Jaylen Brown (18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists) and Marcus Smart (14 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists) also contributed.안전놀이터
On the other hand, Atlanta suffered two consecutive losses, with Djonte Murray (29 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists) and Trae Young (24 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists) struggling, but failed to overcome the difference in power.
Boston, who finished the first half 61-49, maintained a stable performance in the second half.
Tatum opened the door with a 3-point shot, and Brown raised the mood with a dunk. In Atlanta, they fought back with Murray, but it was not enough.
Even in the fourth quarter, which began with Boston leading 90-81, the game did not change.
Boston virtually split the game at the end of the game, with Tatum and Smart scoring a 3-point shot that sealed the victory.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference beat the New York Knicks 107-90 in the second game of the first round of PO.
Cleveland, who lost in Game 1, succeeded in making the series 1-1 with the help of Darius Garland, who scored 32 points.
The Phoenix Suns of the Western Conference also defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 123-109 in the second game of the first round of the PO, making the series 1-1.