In Boston they don’t stop smiling. And is not for less. After a nervous start to the season and full of doubts, the Celtics are in a great moment, in the best, at the precise moment of the course. For sample, a button: this morning they easily defeated the Thunder in Oklahoma City (123-132) to close their four-game tour of the West undefeated. They have only lost one of the last nine games and see first place in the East as a real option: they are 2.5 games behind the Miami Heat, the Conference leader.
All this with a movie Jayson Tatum. The forward signed against OKC his third game with 30 or more points with 36 (5/11 from the triple). He is in the best average of his career (26.9) and is the NBA March leader in points (34.4) and in triples per game: 9.9 thrown with 45.5% success . Incredible numbers for a special player who has the great company of Jaylen Brown: 25 points this morning.
The party did not have much history. Boston broke it as soon as it started with a 0-13 run that made the game very uphill for the Thunder, who were always behind on the scoreboard and lost by 26 points. The Celtics left the duel for nothing with 43 points in the third quarter before relaxing and letting their rival dream of a comeback attempt that was far from being certified.