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Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics escape past 110-106 win over Miami Heat

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CLOSE WIN. Jayson Tatum sparks the Boston Celtics’ 110-106 triumph over the Miami Heat on Sunday (Monday, February 12, in the Philippines). BOSTON CELTICS PHOTO

Jayson Tatum showcased his all-around brilliance, leading the Boston Celtics to a hard-fought 110-106 victory against the Miami Heat on Sunday (Monday, February 12, in the Philippines).

Tatum’s stellar performance, combined with the Celtics’ resilience, allowed them to withstand a late rally by the Heat and secure the win.

Tatum’s stat line spoke volumes about his impact on the game, as he contributed 26 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. 

The Celtics’ victory marked their third consecutive win against the Heat this season, highlighting their dominance in the head-to-head matchups. Tatum acknowledged the competitive nature of the game and the history between the two teams, emphasizing the enjoyment of being part of closely contested battles.

The Celtics received valuable contributions from other key players, with Kristaps Porzingis delivering a 25-point performance, Jaylen Brown adding 20 points, and Jrue Holiday chipping in with 15 points. 

The team’s proficiency beyond the arc was evident, connecting on 16 of 39 three-point attempts. This collective effort showcased the Celtics’ offensive versatility and ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla praised the late-game execution of his players, emphasizing the importance of setting the table in crucial moments. 

The team’s ability to maintain composure and execute effectively down the stretch played a pivotal role in securing the victory.

Despite the Heat’s valiant effort, spearheaded by Tyler Herro’s 24-point second-half explosion and Bam Adebayo’s 22 points, they fell short in their quest for a comeback. 

The Heat faced challenges with a short-handed roster from the beginning, missing the services of leading scorer Jimmy Butler, who was granted a leave of absence due to a family tragedy.

Miami’s struggles intensified as they lost Terry Rozier and Josh Richardson to injuries during the game. Rozier suffered an apparent knee injury after an awkward landing, while Richardson exited the game in the second quarter due to a shoulder injury. 

The Heat faced adversity on multiple fronts, with injuries affecting key players and impacting their ability to mount a successful comeback.

Despite the setbacks, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra commended his team’s resilience and grit in the second half, acknowledging the challenging circumstances they faced. 

The Heat managed to cut a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to a two-point margin late in the game, showcasing their determination and fight.

The game wasn’t without its physicality and heated moments, including a flagrant foul assessed to Jaylen Brown for an incident involving Duncan Robinson. The exchange between Brown and Robinson added an extra layer of intensity to an already competitive matchup.

In the end, the Celtics secured the win with clutch free throws from Porzingis and Tatum, sealing their sixth victory in the last seven games against the Heat. The Celtics will look to build on this hard-fought win as they continue their pursuit of success in the Eastern Conference.

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