Boston (USA), Apr 30 (EFE) .- Guard Jaylen Brown scored a triple with 16.7 seconds to end overtime and the power forward added 60 points that helped the Boston Celtics overcome a disadvantage 32 points before beating the San Antonio Spurs 143-140.
Tatum, whose previous career best was 53 points scored against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 9, hit 21 in the fourth quarter, then added 10 in overtime and capped off an unlikely comeback with a pair of free throws that sealed him with four seconds to go. play.
Brown finished with 17 points, guard Marcus Smart had a double-double of 10 points and 12 assists, and rookie forward Aaron Nesmith had 16 touchdowns and six rebounds for the Celtics.
Canadian center Tristan Thompson grabbed 15 rebounds and scored eight points with the Boston team (34-30), who won the second consecutive game, and rose half a game over the Miami Heat, which was resting, for sixth place in the league standings. Eastern Conference.
Tatum scored 14 of the Celtics’ 16 points in the first quarter and Thompson was the only other Boston player to join him in that span.
San Antonio scored 71 percent on field goals during the first half to have a 32-point lead in the second quarter.
The Spurs held a 31-point lead in the third before the Celtics began a furious comeback that required an additional five minutes to complete their feat and victory.
Guard-forward DeMar DeRozan finished as the Spurs leader with 30 points and 14 assists, while guard Dejounte Murray and guard Lonnie Walker IV finished with 24 points each.
The Austrian center Jakob Poeltl was once again the best of the Spurs in the inner game with 15 points and 10 rebounds, but as the rest of the team in the end he could not get the decisive goals and winners.
Murray made his first nine shots and did not miss until the middle of the third quarter, but in the end the Spurs lost their second consecutive game and went 31-31, ninth in the Western Conference, which gives them the right to play the play. -in to have the option of going to the playoffs.
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