The Boston Celtics barely confirmed up on Monday evening towards the New York Knicks and their MVP candidate checked out early.
Jayson Tatum was ejected late within the fourth quarter of a 109-94 loss to the Knicks, making it the primary time the sixth-year participant has been tossed from a sport.
Tatum was pissed off all evening lengthy, scoring simply 14 factors on 6 of 18 taking pictures at Madison Square Garden.
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He picked up his second technical foul within the fourth quarter, sending him to the showers as his teammates wrapped up the loss.
“I don’t know,” Tatum stated when requested what led to the second technical, in accordance with ESPN.
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“But all the great players get thrown out a few times in their career,” he stated with a smile. “So, it’s good for my rep.”
Tatum informed reporters after the sport that his ejection took place after a sarcastic quip to an official.
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“It’s tough,” Tatum stated. “The first one, no call. If you look, it was clearly a foul. And those are the ones that’s tough. You get a tech for something that you probably was right about. [On the] second one, I just told him this was probably the best-officiated game I’ve been a part of.
“I attempted to present him a praise. Didn’t go over so nicely.”
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The Knicks had a significant advantage at the free-throw line, going to the charity stripe 34 times to Boston’s 14.
The loss dropped the Celtics to a game back in the loss column of the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.