The Boston Celtics radio call of Jayson Tatum’s game-winner against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 captured the moment perfectly.
The NBA playoffs can be an incredible time, but it’s rare for a Game 1 in the first round to deliver one of the most magical moments of the postseason.
Jayson Tatum’s buzzer-beater for the Celtics against the Nets may be overshadowed by another moment eventually, but for now, it’ll go down in Boston lore as one of the best finished at TD Garden in memory.
Whether you watched on the television broadcast or were lucky enough to be in the arena, it’s worth experiencing the excitement again with a taste of the radio broadcast.
Listen: Celtics radio call of Jayson Tatum game-winner is everything
That final Celtics possession was heart-in-mouth kind of stuff. It was the kind of tension-building and payoff that sports fans dream of, especially considering all the drama surrounding Kyrie Irving.
Tatum has already had an outstanding season but his first postseason performance of 2022 was exceptional. That game-winner essentially locked in his place in Celtics lore.
Along with Tatum’s 31 points, Boston got 20+ points from Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown. Horford led all players with 15 rebounds. Brown had four steals.
Game 2 is coming up on Wednesday. It’s unlikely that one will live up to Game 1 with an equally epic ending but you never know what kind of excitement the Celtics and Nets can drum up next time they meet.