Jayson Tatum (Boston) tasted the bitter taste of his first exit after his NBA debut. As one axis of power fell, Boston also lost the power to pursue.
The Boston Celtics suffered a 94-119 defeat in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league away game against the New York Knicks held at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA on the 26th (Korean time). Boston, which failed to win four games in a row, lost its Eastern Conference lead to Milwaukee and fell to second place.
Boston’s ace Tatum only scored 14 points in 37 minutes. He threw 9 3-pointers and missed 8, and his field goal rate was only 33.3% (6/18).
The bigger problem was Tatum’s attitude in the game. Tatum, who had continued his career without saying anything about it, was ejected for the first time in his career. With 44 seconds left in the third quarter, Tatum received his first technical foul for protesting that an opponent foul was not called in a dunk shot situation.
Tatum didn’t stop there. He attempted a 3-point shot with 4 minutes remaining at the end of the 4th quarter and protested that the 3-point shot foul was not called, and the referee immediately declared a double technical foul. For this, he received a second technical foul and was ejected. According to local media ‘ESPN’, this was the first time in his NBA career that Tatum had been ejected.
Tatum explained the situation in a postgame interview after the game. He reacted surprisingly calmly. Tatum said, “Every great player we know must have been sent off at least once while playing the game. I thought I was a part of it and it was not a bad experience.”
He continued, “The first case was an obvious foul, but no foul was called. The opponent clung to it tough. But I think I did the right thing. It was an obvious foul to anyone, and even if I received a technical foul, I think it’s right to protest in that situation. “he said.토토사이트
Regarding the second foul, he added, “In the second foul situation, I only told the referee that the operation was good.
On the other hand, apart from his team’s upward trend, Tatum is in a temporary slump, with the field goal rate only 36.7% in the last three games including this day’s game.