Tatum amassed 46 points (17-32 FG, 7-15 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one block across 43 minutes during Friday's 108-95 victory over the Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. With the Celtics facing elimination, Tatum found his three-point stoke and finished with playoff highs in made field goals, made threes and points. He also added nine rebounds -- finishing second on the team behind Al Horford (10) -- and dished out at least four assists for a third consecutive game. Through the first six games of the second-round matchup, Tatum has averaged 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 41.8 minutes per game. However, Boston may need the budding superstar to replicate his Game 6 performance if it hopes to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tatum recorded 34 points (12-29 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 42 minutes during Wednesday's 110-107 loss to Milwaukee. Tatum supplied another volume scoring night, while continuing to struggle from deep. Finishing with a minus-four in the box score, Tatum has yet to put forth a masterful effort in the series. Boston blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter -- marking their largest blown lead in a playoff game in over 25 years.
Tatum provided 30 points (11-24 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds and five assists across 42 minutes during Monday's 116-108 win over the Bucks. Tatum co-led Boston in scoring while notching his first double-double of the series. Despite shooting just 37.6 percent from the field thus far against Milwaukee, Tatum continues to confidently launch looks. Missing numerous open threes again Monday, the 24-year-old could be due for a scoring explosion. Tatum is averaging 26.0 points per game through eight playoff contests.
Tatum closed Saturday's 103-101 loss to the Bucks with 10 points (4-19 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), one rebound, three assists, four blocks and one steal across 41 minutes. Tatum averaged 25 points and 4.5 three-pointers in the first two games of the series, but he fell flat in the big Game 3 defeat. The star forward missed all six of his three-point attempts and went 4-for-19 overall in his lowest scoring effort since late November. Tatum also grabbed just one board, though he did make an impact on the defensive end with four blocks. The Celtics may find optimism in hanging in until the final buzzer in spite of their best player putting up a subpar effort, but Tatum will need to be much better if Boston wants to bounce back in Game 4.
Tatum finished with 29 points (10-20 FG, 5-10 3PT, 4-5 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, three steals and one block in Tuesday's 109-86 win over Milwaukee. Tatum has reached 29-plus points in five of his last seven games. The three-time All-Star was two assists shy of recording his second double-double of the playoffs and 24th of the season.
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