Boston took a hit.
The Boston Celtics lost 94-106 in a match against the Phoenix Suns in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at TD Garden in Boston on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time).
In many ways, it was a favorable environment for Boston. Boston, which is running for first place in the Eastern Conference, got on the mood with a complete victory over Brooklyn in its previous home game. In addition, Phoenix’s ace Devin Booker was absent.
Boston was pushed by Phoenix’s momentum from the beginning and could not take the lead. However, in the third quarter, Boston’s famous one-two punch, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, swept the score and chased by one point.
However, Boston’s back judgement ended here. As soon as the fourth quarter began, Boston lost control of Phoenix’s perimeter bombardment and allowed a 2-14 scoring run. Losing the driving force behind the chase, Boston eventually lost by 12 points.
Braun, who struggled with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, said in a postgame interview, “We had no passion tonight. We have to get ready to go forward. Usually when the 4th quarter starts, we put in some good plays to put pressure on the opposing team. But it didn’t come out like this tonight.”
Boston head coach Joe Mazzula expressed regret, saying, “We thought we showed off solid play in most of the games. However, when we looked at the details, we lacked consistency.”
The absence of Marcus Smart, who is both an offensive and defensive player, also came to the fore. Smart is out on the court with a right ankle injury.
Brown said: “Marcus Smart is a player who brings energy. He lifts the flow of the game and helps him shoot easy shots. He is also excellent on defense. In a game like today, Smart gives players the mentality to work hard. “I missed you. 스포츠토토
With the loss, Boston recorded 37-16. The ranking is still 1st in the Eastern Conference. Their next schedule is an away game against the Detroit Pistons. Attention is focusing on whether Boston will be able to regain its enthusiasm and achieve a reversal in the atmosphere in the next game.