The Boston Celtics have always been a team that likes a big three concept at its core.
Leading three players – with a bunch of supporting roles on their side – seemed right to the Celtics and led them to some of the most significant successes in their history.
Okay, it looks like Boston could have a new big three that could take them back to the NBA Finals.
– NBA.com/Stats (bnbastats) May 20, 2022
Marcus Smart, Jason Tatum and Jillian Brown combined for 75 points, 22 rebounds and 20 assists in Boston’s 127-102 Game 2 win against the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
All three were positively influential against the hit and helped the Celtics grow properly as fans became nervous.
Smart was out of the first game of the series and the team desperately missed him.
He returned on Thursday night to make up for lost time.
Defensive Player of the Year has 24 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists.
But he surpassed Tatum by recording 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Brown, meanwhile, had no blues with his 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
These three players were everywhere on the court and set the pace for their squad – especially the smart ones, who played with violence and concentration and also took some serious encouragement.
Thursday night’s game was very bad news for the hit.
Not only did they lose hugely, they also lost their defensive star PJ Tucker, who was injured early in the game and may have to sit down.
Perhaps the most troubling thing is that the series is now moving to Boston, which means Smart, Tatum and Brown will be encouraged by their hardcore, rugged fanbase for the next two games.