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Jayson Tatum has committed to playing for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
Tatum enjoyed another wonderful season in 2021, averaging 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game while making his second consecutive all-star team. Tatum will hope to carry over that success as he represents his country in the Olympics for the very first time in his career.
Jayson Tatum scored 32 points (12-27 Fg, 4-11 3Pt, 4-4 Ft) nine rebounds, five assists, and two blocks across 41 minutes in the Celtics 123-109 Game 5 loss to the Nets in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
Tatum did all he could and then some in this series to try and help Boston win but in the end his team was just out gunned in the five games. For the series the former Duke product averaged 30.6 ppg highlighted by a career-high 50 point game in Game 5.
Jayson Tatum scored 40 points (10-22 Fg, 17-17 Ft, 3-7 3Pt) seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and one steal across 40 minutes in the Celtics 141-126 Game 4 loss to the Nets on Sunday night in Boston.
Tatum did the best he could to keep the Celtics in the game but Batman needs a Robin and there certainly isn't one on the Celtics active roster right now. Game five will take place on Tuesday night in Brooklyn.
Jayson Tatum scored 50 points (16-30 Fg, 13-15 Ft, 5-11 3Pt) seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, and one block across 40 minutes in the Celtics 125-119 Game 3 win over the Nets in Boston on Friday night.
Just an incredible night from Tatum against the Nets and their Big 3 on Friday night. Coming into Game 3 down 2-0 in the series and as an eight point underdog on Friday night it was Tatum that played like the biggest superstar, clearly outshining Durant, Harden, and Irving. Game 4 will take place on Sunday night with the Celtics looking to even the series.
Boston Celtics All-Star SF Jayson Tatum (eye) was a full participant during Thursday's practice and will be available to play Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
Tatum suffered an inadvertent poke in his eye from Kevin Durant during a loose ball opportunity, resulting in a mid-third quarter exit during a Game 2 loss that was already out of hand. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters that Tatum was able to log a full practice on Thursday, meaning he will be available to return to Boston's lineup during Game 3 in Boston on Friday. His return provides a huge spark for the Celtics, as they lost Game 2 by 22 points and find themselves down 2-0 in the series.