Desperately but with all the intention in the world. So was the triple winner over RJ Barrett’s horn that gave the New York Knicks a 108-105 victory over the Boston Celtics against a maddened Madison Square Garden after a 24-point comeback from his team.
The 21-year-old Canadian guard-forward, number three in the 2019 Draft, nailed an incredible triple using the board as an ally and with only 1.5 seconds to receive the pass from the wing, bouncing over the defense of Jayson Tatum, getting up heeled towards the band and releasing the ball in lateral suspension as he fell on the court.
The public’s reaction was the truest confirmation that he had indeed nailed her, unleashing the euphoria of the players, technicians and the entire bench, which formed a huddle around the hero of the day.
Evan fournier he also put his hands to his head, and it is that the French he was able to celebrate the victory on his best night thanks to that shot. The victory also had a lot to do with the performance of the guard and former Celtics, who posted his best scoring mark in the league: 41 points accompanied by 8 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block (15-25 TC; 10-14 3P).
The game took a wild tumble in the second half after Boston controlled the first with an iron fist, reaching break 47-63. The locals lost 24 points before the break, punished by the effectiveness of a Jayson tatum that ended with 36 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists at the match.
The Celtics star was in charge of tying the match leaving just a second and a half left for the Knicks’ victory possession. It was then that Barrett invented his incredible shot to seal the triumph over the horn.
“It was a complicated shot, but whenever I shoot I think it will go in”, Barrett commented on his great pitch. “To be honest, I didn’t even see the ball because I fell. I didn’t see her enter, but the reaction of the others made me understand. That was great”.
On a night of strong emotions in the mecca of basketball, Julius Randle had 22 points and 8 rebounds but he faced the public who whistled at him in an incomprehensible way. Immanuel quickley contributed 16 points from the bench and Barrett, the hero of the day, he had 13 points and 6 assists.
On the Celtics’ side, Dennis Schroder made an appearance from the bench with 20 points and Jaylen brown he stayed at 16 points on a stage where he had previously been up to the bar.