NBA: Jayson Tatum saves the Boston Celtics with game winner against red-hot Bradley Beal

The Boston Celtics have taken a close win against the Washington Wizards, despite 46 points from Bradley Beal. His good buddy Jayson Tatum spoils the game and saves the Celtics with a game winner. Suns guard Devin Booker is hot against the Timberwolves, the Grizzlies dismantle the Rockets with a franchise record. And: The Hornets celebrate a crazy comeback victory in Sacramento.

Daniel Theis also knows how to please in the crime thriller between the Celtics and Wizards. The Knicks are back with a positive balance and Miami puts Trae Young cold.

Milwaukee Bucks (21-13) – L.A. Clippers (24-12) 105:100 (BOXSCORE)

You can find the detailed match report here.

Toronto Raptors – Chicago Bulls: Postponed

After several Raptors players were included in the corona protocol, Toronto could not compete with the necessary eight men. Pascal Siakam and head coach Nick Nurse were already unavailable last Friday after they were included in the corona protocol.

Boston Celtics (17-17) – Washington Wizards (13-19) 111:110 (BOXSCORE)

  • Two victories in a row, the Celtics haven’t been able to do that since the end of January! This dry spell has now come to an end, even if the success against the Wizards was anything but convincing. Only a game winner from Jayson Tatum a few seconds before the end saved Boston, Washington in the end even Bradley Beal’s 46 points were not enough.
  • The Wizards have lost the eleventh game in a row in which the Shooting Guard cracked the 40-point mark. He seemed to bring the guests with 14 points in the final section on the winning road, a good three minutes before the end Russell Westbrook (24 and 11 rebounds, 10/22 FG) sank a threesome and put on +8. But Boston stormed back again, in the final minute Tatum then took command.
  • 15 seconds before the final buzzer, he shortened it to 109: 110 with an acrobatic layup, the Celtics then doubled Beal after the throw-in. The 27-year-old stepped on the line, Boston possession. And again it was Tatum who refueled to the basket and sank the game winner against two defenders. In the final turn of the Wizards, Boston made life difficult for Beal with a good double team, his jumper only landed on the ring.
  • Tatum was the home team’s best scorer with 31 points (12/22 FG, 3/10 threesome), while Kemba Walker (21 and 8 assists) and Daniel Theis (20 and 9 rebounds, 8/11 FG) also showed strong performances. The German delivered a good production, especially at the beginning of the final section, when he kept the Celts in the game with several pick’n’pop jumpers. The offense of the Celtics had problems for a long time, in the middle of the third quarter the hosts even had more turnover (18 in total) than assists.
  • Without the injured Jaylen Brown (knee) and Marcus Smart (calf), Boston also had enormous problems getting Beal under control. The Guard sank 16 of his 29 field throw attempts. Davis Bertans scored 20 points (5/9 threes) from the bench, Moritz Wagner (13 minutes) and Isaac Bonga (16 minutes) remained without points. The latter partly knew how to convince defensively.

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