“It wasn’t that we didn’t take them seriously, rather we somehow lost our concentration in some episodes,” Porzingis said after the match in which he managed to win 102-100. “They [“Grizzlies”] played well, came out on the pitch with the idea of winning.”
In the course of the match, none of the teams managed to gain more than ten points, but the guests were more accurate in the end, as Porzingis also blocked the last shot of the home team.
“Discipline stuck somewhere, but we had the feeling that we would win the match anyway,” added the Latvian basketball player. “Although we won, this game will make us think and return to the field better.”
Porzingis was the top scorer of his team with 26 points, in addition to eight rebounds, six blocked shots, one assist, one steal, two fouls and four personal notes. Liepājnieks made nine out of ten two-point shots, eight out of nine free throws, but missed none of three long-range shots.
It was the Celtics’ sixth straight win, and the team leads the Eastern Conference and the entire league with 11 wins in 13 games. On the other hand, “Grizzlies” have experienced ten losses in 13 games and occupy the 13th position in the Western Conference.
The Celtics, represented by Porzingis, will play their next game already on Monday, when they will meet the Charlotte Hornets as guests, who, with three wins in 12 games in the Eastern Conference, are in 13th position in the 15-team competition.