Jayson Tatum told Sixers center Joel Embiid that Boston should have swept his team during their second round playoff series.
Tatum laments that the Celtics let Philly win a game.
Jayson Tatum on the Sixers: "We should have swept them"https://t.co/s85CMLCWei
— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) October 14, 2018
Tatum won’t deny that “animosity” exists between the two squads.
Per NBC Sports Boston:
“I just kept reminding him that we almost swept them,” said Tatum. “We should have swept them but we let them win one game.”
After playing a whopping 11 times last season — two preseason, four regular season, five postseason games — these two teams won’t need much of a reintroduction.
“Definitely some animosity,” said Tatum. “We won, so they are probably a little more fired up or angry than we are, but we’re excited to play. We had a lot of good matchups with them last year, a lot of great battles, especially in the playoffs.”