Jayson Tatum moves Boston Celtics to playoffs in NBA
Boston Celtics won the American Basketball League (NBA) play-in match, becoming the first team to secure promotion to the playoffs.
Two of the play-in matches, which will determine the last four teams to play-off in league conferences, have ended.
Boston Celtics, who finished the Eastern Conference in 7th place, won the play-off visa after beating the 8th Washington Wizards, 118-100, with the help of Jayson Tatum’s outstanding performance.
In the Celtics, Tatum was the star of the game with 50 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal. Kemba Walker scored 29 points and 7 rebounds, while Tristan Thompson scored a “double-double” with 12 points and rebounds each.
Bradley Beal had 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the Wizards, Russell Westbrook with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists, and Ish Smith with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
With this result, the Celtics were matched with the Brooklyn Nets, who finished second in the regular season by getting the playoff ticket.
Indiana Pacers get playoff advantage
The Indiana Pacers, the 9th in the Eastern Conference, took the first step towards the play-offs by defeating the 10th Charlotte Hornets 144-117.
In Pacers, Oshae Brissett scored 23 points and 5 rebounds, Doug McDermott 21 points, Domantas Sabonis 14 points, 21 rebounds and 9 assists, TJ McConnell 17 points, Malcolm Brogdon 16 points and 8 assists, Goga Bitadze with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He contributed.
In Hornets, Miles Bridges scored 23 points and 8 rebounds, Terry Rozier 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Cody Zeller 17 points, LaMelo Ball 14 points and 4 assists.
With this result, the Pacers will make their final match against the Washington Wizards, who lost to the Boston Celtics to qualify for the playoffs. The winner of this match will be matched with the Philadelphia 76ers in the playoffs.