Monday, March 20, 2023

Jalen Brunson punishes the Celtics’ laziness

Jalen Brunson, The ubiquitous and undisputed leader of the New York Knicks, the symbol of the renaissance that witnessed big Apple, Penalized the Celtics’ lazy ‘push’. base, with an end cap on malcolm brogdonBoston avoided another extension after forcing it to drop everything for the last minute in its second straight loss to the best team in the NBA (117-120).

sometimes team Joe Majulla Expresses something like a certain laziness, disconnected in the final quarter of a similar game to allow Tom Thibodeau’s team to look to leave itself TD Garden With a smile in the middle of the final quarter (94-106). But since any loss to NBA scoring records is relative, because these Celtics have so much power, Boston fixed it quickly. an mvp attack 11 points in the last 5 minutes by Jayson Tatum without extending the lead to another game (110-110) marcus smart due to injury.

unit of rivals of the last two defeats -Heat Wi Nix-, this may lead to suspicion of a certain lack of motivation in the leader, in any case betrayed by those ups and downs, striking against 1-3 Orlando Magic. The final blow was dealt with Brunson—29 points as well as 12/25 shooting—but most of the Knicks’ actions were consistent. Julius Randle, with 37 points (13/25 in shots and 5/13 in triples), prevailing in both the individual and massed duels behind Jayson Tatum, with 35 points (12/26 in TCs) and 14 rebounds. As if that wasn’t enough, he stamped a care cap on it.

jaylen brown He served as Tatum’s faithful aide with 22 points, although not with such an accurate range of shots with 8/22. Brunson, because stars are like that, set up the match with his stopper just as he did Robert Williams III With the 48 minute rule to give the Celtics an extra life. The ‘Time Lord’ blocked Jericho Sims’ shot so the latter scored the former seconds luka doncic Do the same with Brogdon to give more value to RJ Barrett’s last triple and eventual decider and claim more votes for the Knicks.

And it is that in the group of ‘Thebes’, despite the fact that the East is also becoming more and more similar, they have chained two victories of antimatter Cavaliers And this Celtics Now in seventh place at 26-23, a few inches closer to the Heat vying for a sixth and final straight spot in the play-offs. Well rested, for its part, Boston continues on top, with 35-14 seeing off its pursuers, the Sixers (31-16) and Bucks (31-17). They are still the best. Although sometimes it seems that they adjust.

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