Jayson Tatum’s game-winning shot against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 was brilliantly caught by the Boston Celtics radio call.
The NBA playoffs may be a wonderful time, but it’s unusual for a first-round game to offer one of the most memorable moments of the season.
At some point in the future, a different moment will be better than the Celtics’ buzzer-beater against the Nets; but for now, it will be one of the best TD Garden finishers.
Whether you were lucky enough to be in the arena or watched the broadcast on TV, it’s worth reliving the excitement with a sample of the radio broadcast.
Listen to Jayson Tatum’s game-winning call on the Celtics radio
That final Celtics possession had my heart in my mouth. It was the kind of build-up and reward that sports fans dream of, especially in light of Kyrie Irving’s recent turmoil.
Tatum had a fantastic regular season, but his first postseason performance in 2022 was amazing. With that game-winning goal, he cemented his spot in Celtics history.
Al Horford, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown each scored 20 points for Boston, which was led by Tatum’s 31 points. With 15 rebounds, Horford topped all players. Brown had a total of four thefts.
The second game will be played on Wednesday. It’s unlikely that any game will match Game 1’s thrilling conclusion, but you never know what kind of excitement the Celtics and Nets may generate the next time they meet.