Jayson Tatum (25‧203cm), a star of the Boston Celtics, led the game 6 to victory, wondering if he had heard of the team or not. The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 95-86 in Game 6 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 12th (Korean time), returning the series to a tie of 3 wins and 3 losses.
Maybe it was because there was a strong pressure that they would be eliminated if they gave up just one more game. Tatum showed an unusually sluggish performance. He missed 16 out of 21 field goals, and if he had lost the game that day, he would have been driven as the main culprit of the elimination. But did they say that stars are strong at the end? Tatum, despite his bad condition, made a series of decisive 3-pointers at the end of the game and rose to the top of the team’s victory.
He didn’t do very well with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, but his clutch instinct was still sharp. Marcus Smart had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, and Malcolm Brogdon supported the back with 16 points and 6 rebounds.
It was a bout of regret for Philadelphia, who could have ended the series if they had caught the game that day. Regular season MVP Joel Embiid played a big role in the air defense with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots, and James Harden (13 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals) and Tyrese Maxie (26 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals) did their part, but the clutch fight in the 4th quarter couldn’t get the strength out of
In particular, it was painful that Tatum’s 3-point shot, which had been sluggish throughout the game, suddenly burst and turned over the flow at the most important moment. Considering that the venue for the final game 7 was Boston’s home, TD Garden, Boston had a more favorable hand.
Boston, which is considered one of the two most prestigious NBA teams along with the LA Lakers, has had outstanding franchise small forwards in its good days. Larry Bird and Paul Pierce are examples. Bird is one of the top threes in history that needs no further explanation. Breaking the prejudice of ‘whites have limitations’ until then, they created another dynasty after the Bill Russell era with their unique grit and tremendous BQ.
While leading three championships, he recorded three regular season MVPs (three consecutive times) and two finals MVPs in his career, cementing his place as one of the greatest players of all time. Like today’s Nikola Jokic, he doesn’t have outstanding athleticism or flashy play, but he knew how to win games all too well, and he was a matchmaker who burned even more, especially in big matches.
The rivalry with Magic Johnson, the flagship of the Lakers, which divided the league at the same time, is regarded as a divine move that made the NBA a global sports stage, not just the United States. Pierce was a player with a special affection for the team, to the extent that the phrase ‘a man with green blood flowing through his body’ followed. He was not an all-time legend like Bird, but he was one of the best small forwards in his era, and he joined forces with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to give the long-silent team the honor of winning again.
Boston fans want Tatum to continue the ‘great number 3 genealogy’. Along with Jaylen Brown (27‧198cm), he is leading the team by forming the league’s best offense and defense swingman combination. . If Brown is the type that goes back and forth between 2 and 3, Tatum can play between 3 and 4 times.
Tatum is a swingman with a strong classic feel, with advantages such as good shooting touch, conciseness, and ability to use space. Although he has good athleticism and mobility in his good size, his ball handling is not particularly outstanding by the standards of the upper class. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t prefer the way to solve the game while holding the ball for a long time based on splendid or stable dribbling.
This is because he is not the type to attack the rim freely at any time or to make many free throws. He is also weak in the part of saving teammates with quality passes while looking wide on the court through strong pressure. I am well aware of this part. Tatum has grown up focusing on plays with strengths rather than beating them up in areas where he stubbornly can’t do well, and the results are also solidifying to the good side.
As mentioned earlier, Tatum’s play basically pursues conciseness. He doesn’t hold the ball for long and when he sees space, he goes straight into the attack or passes to a teammate to try again. He has excellent shooting power, so if he wants a chance, he throws a 3-point, quick shot from the middle.
Basically, he doesn’t lose in size and strength, so even if the defense is close, he doesn’t hesitate if the timing is right. Break the match-up opponent’s defense in various ways such as stepbacks and turnarounds. He was often criticized for attacking the rim, but as time passed, his post-up skills improved, and he is now showing proficiency in attacking under the goal in his own way.
It’s still hard to see him tearing up the defense with beastly moves or teasing match-up opponents with various fake moves. Maybe it’s the clothes that don’t always fit. However, as he builds up his power, his ability to use his space is developing. If he wants to see a gap, he quickly runs in and shoots, otherwise he directly breaks the defensive wall by bumping into his body.스포츠토토
Shots that are thrown after hitting post-up or instantaneous spin moves are becoming more and more complete as well as being used more and more, making it difficult for the defense. It’s not just an attack. It is above average in both mobility and power, so it is possible to defend against shackles regardless of the type of opponent. The part that reads the flow of the ball well is also an advantage. This is why it is possible to defend smoothly while thoroughly blocking one’s own markman.
There is a saying ‘Paddle when the water comes in’. For Tatum, who has improved his skills, it is necessary to aim for the championship when the team power as a whole is stable, including with a great partner like Brown. In order to become a legend of a prestigious team like Boston, winning the finals must be accompanied. This is why there is a lot of interest in the last 7th game against Philadelphia, which is going on tight.