Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics were looking to have a fast start in Game 5 against the Miami Heat. Boston was determined to push the pace and attack the rim early on.
The Celtics’ strategy, which they continued from Game 4, had early dividends, including this:
Jayson Tatum, after a quick screen from Al Horford, had an open lane to the basket. He didn’t hesitate and turned on the jets to leave Kyle Lowry for a slam.
Boston’s All-Star forward hang on to the rim and looked referee Marc Davis, wondering why there was no foul. Tatum didn’t get back on Davis and gestured something that Davis didn’t like.
The action earned him a technical, which caused the TD Garden crowd to rain boos on Marc Davis. Some sections of the arena could be heard chanting:
“Ref you s**k”
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are off to a great start
Jayson Tatum, after a masterful 33-point output in Game 4, already has 12 points after 10 minutes. The Boston built an early 16-point lead against the Miami Heat.