Kristaps Porzingis reveals one mistake led to Hawks historic 30-point comeback to defeat Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis has been in the NBA for over 8 years, and that is a considerable amount of time to witness some of the madness that the league has to offer. But even after all this time, Porzingis can swear he did not see what the Hawks had in store.

Monday night saw a remarkable game of basketball that will surely end up as one of the highlights of the season. The Hawks soared above the Celtics and had themselves a flight to remember. When the dust settled, Porzingis collected his thoughts to scrutinize the scenario and came up with the reason for the Celtics’ defeat.

Kristaps Porzingis reflects on Hawks defeat

The Atlanta Hawks made headlines with their stunning 30-point comeback against the top-seeded Boston Celtics on Monday night. As post-match clarity set in, Celtics’ Kristaps Porzingis pointed out that their relaxation in the middle of the game was the cause of the team’s failure.

Speaking to reporters in a post-game interview about how they blew a 30-point lead, Porzingis said, “You go up 30, feel like everything’s just smooth and you relax.” The Boston No. 8 added, “You give them some, and with that type of team, if you relax too much and give them some open looks, those guys can make shots.”

Despite leading by 68-38 in the second quarter of the game, the Boston-based franchise couldn’t defend the lead and ended up losing to the tenth-seeded team of the Eastern table by 118-120.

The Latvian center scored 17 points along with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Although their star forward Jayson Tatum managed to put up high numbers with 37 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists on the scoreboard, he became a laughingstock because of his whining in the final minutes of the game. Even with their strong defense, the Celtics could not stop De’Andre Hunter and his Hawks teammates.

De’Andre Hunter leads Hawks to historic win over Celtics

De’Andre Hunter and Co. deserve a massive slice of celebratory pie for turning the tide and snatching the victory from the Boston Celtics in the crunch time. With less than ten seconds remaining on the clock, the Hawks swingman shot a game-deciding 3-pointer which helped the team finish with a narrow win in an enthralling contest.

In addition to the risky 3-point shot that secured the win, Hunter scored 24 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and dished out 3 assists, followed by Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 22 points and Dejounte Murray’s 19 points and 15 assists contribution, which ended the Celtics’ 9-game winning streak.”

With the post-season approaching, the win for the underdogs, even without their star man, Trae Young, can serve as a catalyst for the Hawks and has every chance of turning into a recipe for disaster for the title-aspiring Boston Celtics.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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