The Boston Celtics won 106-104 in a game against the Toronto Raptors in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on the 22nd (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, ace and 메이저놀이터 MVP candidate Jayson Tatum was absent. Robert Williams, a key player in Boston’s defense, did not play in the second half due to injury management. To make matters worse, even Marcus Smart, who leads the game management, was injured at the end of the second quarter and left the court with support.
Boston was in a situation where it had to play the second half without three starters. But Boston wasn’t shaken at all. Because the reliable backup members were holding on.
With Smart missing, Malcolm Brogdon took charge of the third quarter. He led Boston’s pursuit by exploding 10 points in the third quarter alone. The fourth quarter was played by Peyton Pritchard. Pritchard also boasted a hot shooting sense and scored four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, leading Boston to a come-from-behind victory.
In addition, Jaylen Brown, who replaced the role of the ace, scored 27 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals, and sixth man Grant Williams made a big success with 25 points and 5 rebounds. With this, Boston overcame the tough opponent Toronto and ran a nine-game winning streak.
Boston coach Joe Mazzula said in an interview after the game, “It was a game that showed what kind of team we are. In the beginning of the game, we showed low-energy performance. He played well,” he said, overall reviewing the game.
Brown also applauded the potential they showed.
“It’s hard to win in the NBA,” Brown said. It is,” he said with confidence.
Last season, Boston lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals. But Boston didn’t give up. He recruited Brogdon in the off-season and enriched the squad. In addition, the existing players devoted themselves to practice using the final defeat as a foundation.
As a result, Boston is in first place in the Eastern Conference with 35 wins and 12 losses as of the 22nd. This is why Boston is a candidate for the championship, with a solid player base that can be expected to win even if many players do not participate.