What a game!
The Lakers vs Celtics played late Monday Night on TNT.
The Celtics looked dominant and got up 20 on the Lakers – the Lakers then stormed back and went up 13. The Celtics somehow forced OT and won it by 4. (I won’t discuss that I had bet the Celtics -4 for double units and because of this the bet pushed. Not salty at all)
As a Celtics fan(and Sports Bettor), I went through the complete cycle of emotions. I loved the huge lead they got, couldn’t be angrier watching them throw the game away, and finally couldn’t be more proud watching their comeback and win.
The big deal isn’t that they won, this is one game.
The Big deal is the play of Jayson Tatum.
I’m not even talking about the 44 points – I’m talking about taking over the game late.
This was absolutely clutch.
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) December 14, 2022
I am a Celtics fan who has been very tough on this team. My stance on Jayson Tatum has been consistent, I think he is a great but I am still not convinced he is on the level of the elite stars in the NBA. I’m not talking stats wise I’m talking about his ability to close out games and come up big when it matters. I’m sorry but last season’s finals were not Tatum’s best showing. This win was exactly what Tatum needs to do for him to truly be in that elite category.