The Boston Celtics fell to the Spurs Wednesday night, 99-97, and it marks the second time this season that Boston wasted late opportunities and lost against San Antonio.
The first meeting ended in a crushing loss for Boston after the Spurs went on a 15-0 run to close the game. Tonight’s meeting with them ended just as poor for the Celtics.
Boston’s had chances to take over the game but their inability to capitalize on San Antonio mistakes down the stretch ultimately cost them the win but none were worse than the final play.
The Spurs were inbounding the ball with four seconds left and Jaylen Brown stole the inbound pass but failed to convert a layup as time expired.
A rough ending for Brown who played a great game to that point and was the main reason why Boston had a chance to win. He finished with a game-high 30 points. Jayson Tatum also made his return from a four-game COVID absence but was unable to find a rhythm. The two-time all-star finished with 19 points on 20 attempts from the field.
The Celtics do not have time to dwell on the loss because they will take on the Knicks tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden.
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