After the Celtics blew a 19-point, second-half lead and lost 128-114 to the gathering Chicago Bulls on Monday, Boston point watch Marcus Smart condemned his two star partners for puerile play.
“Each gathering acknowledges we’re endeavoring to go to Jayson [Tatum] and Jaylen [Brown],” Smart said postgame. “Each gathering is altered and mulled over to stop Jayson and Jaylen. I accept everybody’s investigating report is to make those people pass the ball. They would prefer not to pass the ball.”
Brown and Tatum declined talk with requests after the game, according to various media reports. Both of them had three guides the game while Smart had none.
Gritty shaded drove Boston with 28 spotlights on the evening, hitting 10 of 18 shots from the floor. Tatum contributed 20 spotlights on eight-of-22 shooting. Adroit made five of 11 shots and scored 16 core interests.
In the last quarter, Tatum shot one-for-eight and scored two centers, Smart was one-for-two for two concentrations and Brown was zero-for-two for no concentrations as Chicago outscored Boston 39-11 to invigorate for the achievement.
“They’re really learning,” Smart said of his partners. “We’re satisfied with the headway they’re making, but they should make another movement and find ways of making for themselves just as make for others in this gathering to open up the court for them later down in the game.
“It’s something we’ve been mentioning that they do and they’re learning. We just gotta continue to help those people with doing that to help our gathering.”
First-year Celtics guide Ime Udoka added of the disaster, “We started celebrating early.”
The Celtics, who expected their third mishap straight, are getting going on a 2-5 foot