Celtics vs. Bucks: Boston faces most significant moment of Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown era after Game 5 collapse

The Boston Celtics could see the finish line. A 3-2 lead was right there if they could just keep their wits about them and stay on their feet. And then one stumble. Then another, and another, and suddenly, improbably, the Milwaukee Bucks nipped them at the tape to steal control of the East semifinal series. 

“We gave it away,” Jaylen Brown said. “That’s how we lost it.”

Now, the action shifts back to Milwaukee for Game 6 and one of the most significant moments of the Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown era. 

The duo, which has been together since Tatum arrived in the 2017 draft, has already made a number of deep playoff runs together. There was the surprise trip to the Eastern Conference finals in Tatum’s rookie season in 2018, where they ultimately lost Game 7 at home to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. They got back to the ECF in 2020 in the bubble, but were not fully healthy and couldn’t take care of business against the Miami Heat in a strange environment. 

Both of those defeats were frustrating, but they felt like positive stepping stones for a young team at the time. The reins hadn’t fully been handed to Tatum and Brown, and in neither season were the Celtics likely to actually win the title if they broke through to the Finals — certainly not in 2018 against the Golden State Warriors at the height of their powers, and probably not against the LeBron and Anthony Davis-led Lakers in 2020.

None of those caveats apply this time around. This is well and truly Tatum and Brown’s team, and it would be a massive disappointment if they bow out in the second round, even to the defending champions. The title race is wide open this season, and

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Celtics vs. Nets takeaways: Jayson Tatum’s Game 1 buzzer-beater, final stand show Boston’s best attributes

The Boston Celtics’ 15-point lead had disappeared, Kyrie Irving had caught fire and there were only 11 seconds to salvage their series opener on Sunday. Derrick White pushed the ball in transition and gave it up to Jaylen Brown, who drove baseline, and, when two Brooklyn Nets cut him off, spun to his left and kicked it out to Marcus Smart. Instead of trying to be the hero, Smart pump-faked, dribbled past the two Nets flying at him and dished it to a cutting Jayson Tatum.

Spin move. Layup. Game. Bedlam. 

“Honestly, I think we all thought Smart was going to shoot it,” Tatum said. “So, last-second shot, just crash the glass; if it doesn’t go in, try to make a play. But when he took that dribble, we just kind of made eye contact. And he made a great pass. I just had to make a layup.”

The game-winner at TD Garden gave Tatum 31 points on 9-for-18 shooting, Smart his sixth assist and the Celtics a 115-114 Game 1 victory. It also gave Boston a massive sigh of relief. 

“Those are the best games,” Tatum said. “The games that are the most rewarding, the most fun, just as a competitor. We’re up 15 and we go down five and … the only thing you gotta do is just try to figure it out.” 

Brooklyn began the fourth quarter down by 11 points. It had committed 14 turnovers, and it had been beaten up on the glass. The Nets took the lead with a 15-2 run, driven primarily by Irving, who scored 18 of his game-high 39 points in the final frame. Irving did his damage on 12-for-20 shooting, with six assists, four steals and five rebounds.

Kevin Durant finished with 23 points on 9-for-24 shooting, with four rebounds,

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There’s no hurt in offering Colin Kaepernick a workout, as Michigan’s spring game proved

It is been practically a 7 days given that Jim Harbaugh invited Colin Kaepernick to toss footballs at halftime of Michigan’s spring activity and, as much as we can tell, the plan has not been abandoned by its supporter foundation, the pupil body hasn’t turned into a band of unpatriotic anarchists and the soccer team itself has not toppled at the hands of some unsolvable quagmire of political discussion. The “distractions” brought on by Kaepernick’s arrival—if they exist at all—didn’t seem to curtail the range of content articles penned about Michigan’s freshman receivers, who feel to have amazed all in attendance.

The Lions, who have been prominently represented in Ann Arbor, did not have their facility buried beneath a feverish letter-crafting campaign from anxious citizens. Dan Campbell was not challenged to some type of bareknuckle standoff (however it may possibly appear to be silly to try out a thing like that under any situation).

In other words, everyday living moved on, which is most likely what would materialize if an NFL crew were being to formally perform out or even sign Kaepernick ideal now.

This has been an interesting 7 days for NFL truth of the matter telling. Experiences from league conferences uncovered that Pete Carroll dressed down owners around their collective lack of ability to phase out of their comfort zones and relate to coaching candidates of shade the way they comfortably associate with their white counterparts. Though it would have been neat if Carroll in fact claimed all this in entrance of owners—he was in a conference whole of coaches and GMs—and though it would have been definitely great if he said it during any of his dozens of push conferences every 12 months or to his 2.1 million followers on social

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Future Nintendo Switch Game titles And Equipment For April And May well 2022

With the likes of Triangle Method and Kirby and the Neglected Land launching about the earlier couple of weeks, March was a very cracking month for Change enthusiasts. Thankfully, Nintendo’s exhibiting no indications of slowing down with a lot more and more video games headed our way throughout April and May.

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From Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros., LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga looks like it could be a aspiration arrive true for supporters of the sequence, allowing gamers journey by means of all nine Star Wars saga movies in LEGO’s classic blocky – and funny – type.

Pre-purchasing the video game presents you with day-a single entry to a particular Trooper Pack, also, so you may want to jump on this just one early.

On the pretty exact same working day we

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Esports: Commonwealth Games trial an ‘opportunity to show it is more than just a game’

Mark Weller, chief gaming officer of Vexed Gaming, will act as Team England’s Esports manager at this year’s Commonwealth Games

“It’s an opportunity for us to educate on esports and it being about much more than just playing a game.”

The news that this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham would include esports as a pilot event faced opposition from traditionalists.

The inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships will run alongside this summer’s Games, but have separate branding, medals and organisation. But there is hope that esports could become part of the full programme by the 2026 event.

After being appointed as team manager of the England esports squad, Mark Weller spoke to BBC Sport about leading the country into a new era of competitive entertainment.

A competitive outlet

The Commonwealth Esports Championships are due to take place at the International Convention Centre in the heart of Birmingham on 6-7 August.

The event will feature esports athletes from across the Commonwealth – with DOTA 2, eFootball series and Rocket League the three titles featuring in the competition.

All three titlesexternal-link will also include a women’s category as well as an open category.

Weller, chief gaming officer of the Manchester-based Vexed Gaming team,external-link was appointed team manager of Esports England in February.

“It’s a really proud moment for me. As a child I watched the Commonwealth Games. I enjoyed sprinting and as a young person I used to dream about one day being there,” he told BBC Sport.

“It’s a bit mad coming full circle and being a part of it in a way I never thought would be a route 10 years ago.”

It was a major life event in his teens that kickstarted Weller’s pathway into competitive gaming and led to him to lead his country at the Games.

“Late

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Dot Esports’ Game Awards results are in

It’s that time of the year again. And while The Game Awards are always sure to please, we thought we’d share our top picks of the year.

The games chosen were all first nominated by the writers at Dot Esports. The most popular nominations were then voted upon to determine the winner.

Some big titles came out in 2021, including Halo Infinite, Resident Evil Village, and unexpected favorites like It Takes Two and Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The pandemic forced a lot of developers to push their games to late 2021 or 2022, so although there are a lot of good games nominated for the 2021 awards, 2022 also looks promising for game releases.

The Game Awards nominations have 30 categories, but we’ve slimmed that down to just the ones that encompass the heart of gaming. Here are the best games (and esports athlete and team) of the year, according to Dot Esports.

Game of the Year

Tied: Resident Evil Village and It Takes Two

Image via Capcom

The results for Game of the Year were tied according to our writers. Both Resident Evil Village and It Takes Two received the most votes. Both games were highly regarded, although Resident Evil Village had more hype for it coming out than It Takes Two did.

Best Game Direction

Winner: It Takes Two

Image via Electronic Arts

It Takes Two was one of the biggest multiplayer games of the year and all who played it gave it great reviews. The Steam store cites over 50,000 positive reviews. What’s most unique about this game is that only one person has to buy it and the second player uses a buddy pass copy of the game.

Best Art Direction

Winner: Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Purchased on either the PlayStation store or

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