Tatum scored 33 points (12-21 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Heat. Despite heroic efforts from Tatum and Kemba Walker (36 points in 38 minutes), the Celtics lost their third straight game without Jaylen Brown (wrist). Tatum has scored more than 25 points seven times in his last nine contests, averaging 31.4 points, 7.2 boards, 4.7 assists, 3.4 threes, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks over that stretch.
Tatum accumulated 29 points (11-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six assists, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal over 38 minutes in the 130-124 loss to the Heat on Sunday. After a 3-for-15 effort that resulted in nine points Friday, Tatum bounced back in a big way, hitting nearly 70 percent of his shots en route to a 29-point performance. While the Celtics still lost, Tatum has given fantasy managers plenty of reasons to smile, especially over his last eight games. In that span, he is averaging 31.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 49.7 percent from the floor.
Tatum (leg) went for 27 points (10-22 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 132-96 victory over the Magic. Tatum did not let a late game collision Sunday with teammate Jaylen Brown slow him down. He only needed three quarters to fill the box score as the game was well in hand. Tatum has been an unstoppable force over his last four games, averaging 38.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals per game.
Tatum (leg) went through a full practice Tuesday and is on track to play Wednesday against the Magic. While Jaylen Brown (ankle) was held out and will not play Wednesday, the good news is Tatum appears to have avoided an injury after colliding with his teammate late in Sunday's loss to Portland. Tatum finished that contest with 33 points in 37 minutes, giving him 128 total points over his last three games (42.7 PPG).
Tatum departed Sunday night's loss to Portland late in the fourth quarter after colliding with Jaylen Brown, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports. Tatum and Brown collided while converging on Portland's Norman Powell in an attempted trap, and Tatum's right leg appeared to be contacted by Brown's as he closed in. Both players struggled to get to their feet, and they were each helped to the locker room with less than a minute remaining in the game. For now, consider Tatum day-to-day as Wednesday's game against Orlando approaches.
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