Was Boston’s Jayson Tatum right to downplay Bam Adebayo’s physical play for Miami?

Bam Adebayo received a flagrant one foul, and Al Horford was given a technical after a foul on Jayson Tatum during a shot attempt after the whistle had blown in the Boston Celtics‘ Game 4 win over the Miami Heat. Tatum, visibly affected, grabbed his left ankle but managed to hit both free throws, effectively sealing the game.

Tatum addressed the incident post-game: “You all saw it. I shot the ball afterward, I landed on his foot. Same ankle that I hurt in Game 7 last year, that I hurt against the Warriors, that I tweaked against the Clippers. It didn’t feel good at first… I don’t want to make it a bigger deal than what it is… moved on, kept playing… I was mad because it’s the same ankle, but I’ve tweaked my ankle 1,000 times playing this game, so it was throbbing, but the adrenaline made it wear off I guess.”

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