Horford advances to the second round, “we had a sense of urgency”

The Boston Celtics advanced to the second round by beating Atlanta.

The Boston Celtics won 128-120 against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of the 1st round of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference held at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, USA on the 28th (hereinafter Korean time). It was Boston who advanced to the second round with a victory on the day.

From the beginning of the game to the end, the confrontation between the two teams was fierce. Started off by Boston. It was because the players made it 12-4 through high-run scoring. However, he could not control Trae Young (185cm, G) and the score gap narrowed. The score at the end of the first quarter was 35-34.

Early in the second quarter, Boston allowed a turnaround. However, Jaylen Brown (198cm, GF) scored a goal that set the pace for the chase, and Jayson Tatum (203cm, F) also played an active role. As a result, Boston quickly narrowed the score gap and succeeded in reversing.

The battle between the two teams continued. Boston also struck early in the third quarter. Tatum scored 9 points and Brown also scored 7 points. But this time, he allowed three 3-pointers to DeAndre Hunter (203cm, F). 25.5 seconds before the end of the quarter, he even gave up a come-from-behind goal. The third quarter ended 98-100.

When Boston scored, Atlanta followed. It was at the end of the 4th quarter that the game was decided. 3 minutes and 35 seconds before the end of the game, Al Horford (206cm, FC) made a running 3-point shot. In addition, Tatum’s 3-point shot and second chance scored. It was Boston who quickly made an 8-point lead.

Atlanta tried to chase, but the player who finished the game was Marcus Smart (193cm, G). Smart was responsible for all the last 7 points of the game. As a result, Boston overcame the opponent’s pursuit and won the game. 안전놀이터

“We talked about ending the series after the last game,” Horford, a Boston veteran who struggled to win, said in a postgame interview. Our game at the time was a bit frustrating. It was because there was no urgency,” he said, “but tonight was different. We had a sense of urgency and that led to victory. We knew how important it was not to take the series too long,” he said of the “urgency.”

As Horford said, the Boston team’s desperation was shown through the game, which led to the team’s victory. Boston, which defeated Atlanta, will play its first game against the Philadelphia 76ers on the 2nd of next month.

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