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On Tuesday, May 22, the Boston Celtics took a 1-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals series against the Indiana Pacers after winning game one 133-128. At the TD Garden, Jaylen Brown made the game tying shot for the Celtics to take it to overtime, and in the post-game presser, his teammate Jayson Tatum called it wild s***.

The Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers played an enthralling game in front of a packed TD Garden, which anyone could have won on the night. With just 6.1 seconds to play in the regulation time, Jaylen Brown nailed a three-pointer to a rousing reception of the home fans, tying the game at 117-117.

The rally for the Boston Celtics was complete in overtime, winning game one of the NBA East Finals series with a five-point margin against the Indiana Pacers. Jayson Tatum scored 36 points on the night, including 12 rebounds and four assists, while his teammates Jrue Holiday and Jaylen Brown played a great supporting role to him.

Jayson Tatum talked about the all-important tying shot from Jaylen Brown to the reporters and said, “That s*** was wild… But stay present, stay in the moment. As long as there is time on the clock, the game is within reach. We feel like we have a chance. This core group is in so many big time games, big time moments”

Jaylen Brown shared his views on the game tying shot and remarked, “Jrue [Holiday] made a great pass, [Derrick White] set a great screen, and the rest was history.” The head coach of Boston Celtics, Joe Mazzulla was all appreciative of the shot, and said, “Jaylen [Brown] had great balance,” while adding, “great pass, great shot.”

Moreover, the game two of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals series will be played at the TD Garden in Boston on Thursday, May 23.