Tatum left the game 8 minutes and 48 seconds from the end of the third quarter when he was accidentally stung in the eye by Nets star Kevin Durant, causing Tatum to trip over the ground and return the ball. . Tatum went to the locker room and, although he eventually returned to the bench, he was then ruled out for the remainder of the game.
The Nets won 130-108 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
“He returned to the field [and] tried to readjust to the light there, and he was really struggling, “Celtics coach Brad Stevens said of Tatum.” He was scratched really well. Looks pretty red, looks pretty bloated to me.
“I don’t know what that means. I don’t know what the exact diagnosis is. But he’s uncomfortable right now. “
Before leaving, Tatum’s struggles in the second half of Game 1, in which he missed all six of his field goal attempts, carried over to Game 2, as he completed a sad 3-for-12 on the field and with nine points in 21 minutes. He was the only Celtics starter to end the game with single-digit points and was the game’s worst under-28.
The Celtics were already without their other All-Star, Jaylen Brown, who is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing wrist surgery last week.
Green, meanwhile, left the game in the second quarter and was then ruled out for the remainder of the game with a bruised left foot.
After Brooklyn controls each of the first two games in this series, he will return to Boston for Game 3 on Friday night and Game 4 on Sunday. The Celtics will be the latest team to see fan numbers in their building increase dramatically for these games, just in time for Nets star Kyrie Irving to return to Boston for a game with fans for the first time since leaving. free. agent two years ago.