Friday, May 28, 2021. 11:20 PM
The Boston Celtics needed Jayson Tatum’s contribution more than ever and he carried his team on his shoulders in Game 3 of the series.
Tatum amassed 50 points in a 125-119 win over the Nets on Friday to reduce Brooklyn’s series lead to 2-1.
Tatum responded blow for blow with the members of the Big Three of the Nets in order to be the most productive player of the meeting. He was also able to count on the contribution of Marcus Smart with 23 points. Tristan Thompson recorded a brace with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
The Nets were in the game late in the game as a downtown basket reduced the Celtics’ lead to four points. Brooklyn ran out of time, however, to the delight of fans at TD Garden.
They were also hostile to former team player Kyrie Irving as he took the boos. He was also limited to six baskets on 17 occasions.
James Harden stood out with 41 points and 10 assists while Kevin Durant was equally dominant with 39 points and nine rebounds.
The two teams will meet on Sunday for the fourth game of the series.
Young se charge des Knicks
Trae Young led the charge for the Atlanta Hawks who defeated the New York Knicks 105-94 to take the Series 2-1 lead.
The young star of the Hawks amassed 21 points and especially collected 14 assists in the victory of his team for this game at home. Atlanta distanced itself in the second quarter by limiting the New York squad to just 13 points.
For their part, the Hawks got 29 points to return to the locker room at halftime with a 58-44 lead. Clint Capela helped the Hawks win with a brace of 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Used as a starter, Derrick Rose did not disappoint with a night of 30 points. He got little help from his teammates, however, as Julius Randle recorded just 14 points in the loss.