The Boston Celtics hung with the Portland Trail Blazers for just under 47 minutes of game time, but a series of injuries, blunders and questionable calls ultimately doomed the Celtics to fall to the Trail Blazers 129 – 119 Sunday evening.
While Portland led for most of the game, it was a close contest throughout. A late ejection of veteran guard Marcus Smart after an apparent moving screen by Blazers’ big man Jusuf Nurkic that spurred double fouls including a technical that triggered his removal for contacting Nurkic’s groin area was likely the tipping point that decided the game, but a collision between Celtics star wings Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum certainly sealed the deal.
No official word as of this writing on either of their statuses in terms of health.
Boston’s Aaron Nesmith continues to impress with his solid, timely play. https://t.co/mLZqQWisIf
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) May 2, 2021