The Boston Celtics showed after the collapse against Chicago with victories in Miami and Orlando ascending form, in Dallas gave a damper. After the game, Jayson Tatum addressed the criticism of teammate Marcus Smart for the first time after the Bulls game.
We have talked about it and had something like a team meeting, said Tatum after the bitter defeat at Dallas Mavericks (104: 107). The 23-year-old was criticized with Jaylen Brown after the bankruptcy against Chicago Bulls a week ago by Marcus Smart. The core of the criticism was that the two stars of the Celtics are too often looking for the conclusion and would share the ball too little.
Tatum, who came against Dallas on strong 32 points (12/19 FG), 11 rebounds and 2 assists, was not really intel led. I know how to play basketball. I m doing it for a very long time, and I m pretty successful with it, the All-Star was, but also turned up: I m not perfect, there are things that I can work on.
The Forward pointed out that his best years would still be in front of him, and he knew exactly that there would be a lot of air up in his game. After the smart criticism, a player meeting had been given according to Adrian Wojnarowski ( ESPN ), but there should be little countable out.
After Tatum Criticism: Smart Part against Dallas
In addition, Tatum is not: Something happens. We are still a team and want to win games. I m not angry, sad or whatever. We have to leave that behind now.
Against Dallas, it was now easy smart, which enabled a dropout in the final phase the buzzer beater of Luka Ionic. At 11 seconds on the clock and 5 seconds on the Wurfluhr Fouls the Guard the Move star completely unnecessary, so that Dallas could then play down the remaining time for the last litter completely.
Celtics coach IME Vodka confirmed that Boston under no circumstances wanted in this situation, but he never took his cap. I had to communicate that better, so everyone knew notice.
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With a balance sheet of 4-6, the Celtics will remain in eleven of Eastern Conference. The mini-roadtrip was still positive with 2-1, now after four days of break, only at night on Thursday in the TD Garden against the Toronto Raptors continues. Boston had significantly lost the first comparison of this season with the Canadians (83: 115).