January 20th, the Celtics beat the Warriors 121-118.
After the game, Celtics interim coach Joe Mazura was interviewed by the media and talked about the matchup between Celtics player Jason Tatum and Warriors player Andrew Wiggins.
“How important is this game to Tatum when Wiggins is strictly guarding the finals?” the reporter asked Mazula.
“I think every game is important for Tatum,” Mazura replied.
“For us, the team has to play the best performance.”
When talking about the team, Mazula said: “We are currently ranked in the top five offensive and defensive performances in the league.”
“A lot of teams focus more on offense, and they don’t see the connection between defense and offense.”
“A team can attack and defend well at the same time. I’m not surprised by our excellent defense.”
“We’re a balanced team.”
In this game, Tatum played 48 minutes, scored 34 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals, and made 9 of 27 shots.
Wiggins played 40 minutes, scored 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks, and made 6 of 18 shots.