Tatum tallied 32 points (12-27 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 41 minutes during Tuesday's 123-109 loss to the Nets.
Tatum did everything he could for the Celtics, but they were simply no match for the Nets, who led from start to finish. Result aside, Tatum had himself a fantastic series filled with individual highlights. Looking ahead to next season, Tatum is certainly a player on the rise, and those wishing to partake in his services will need to consider parting with a first-round draft pick.
Tatum dropped 40 points (10-22 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 17-17 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal across 40 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Nets.
Tatum was coming off a 50-point performance in Game 3 and delivered another impressive outing despite the loss, as the star forward carried a team that was missing several starters due to injury. Tatum might have delivered a woeful performance in Game 2, but he has been largely impressive in this series and is averaging 30.3 points per game in four tilts against the Nets.
Tatum delivered 50 points (16-30 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 13-15 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block across 41 minutes in Friday's win over the Nets.
Tatum has been carrying the Celtics offensively since Jaylen Brown (wrist) was ruled out for the rest of the season, and the former Duke standout posted a playoff-high scoring output in a game where Boston needed him the most -- he also managed to bounce back following a nine-point effort in Game 2. Aside from posting his second 50-point performance over his last four games, Tatum also became the first player to post two or more games with at least 50 points and not more than one turnover since Kobe Bryant in 2007 when factoring both the regular season and the playoffs combined. As if that wasn't enough, Tatum also became the seventh player to achieve that feat at least once in the postseason. Tatum is averaging 27.0 points per game in the current series.
Tatum (eye) will play in Friday's Game 3 against the Nets, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
As expected, Tatum will be ready for Game 3 after leaving Game 2 early due to being poked in the eye by Kevin Durant. Tatum has struggled in the series so far. He's shot just 9-of-32 from the field and has committed seven turnovers to six assists.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said that he expects Tatum (eye) to be available for Friday's Game 3 matchup with the Nets, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports. "I think he's going to be fine...he's doing much better," Ainge said of Tatum, who exited Tuesday's 130-108 loss in Game 2 with an eye injury.
Tatum tallied nine points (3-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 21 minutes Tuesday before departing early in the third quarter after being poked in the right eye by Kevin Durant. Tatum was able to return to the Boston bench after being evaluated in the locker room, but he didn't check back into the blowout loss. With two full days off between games, Tatum is apparently feeling better, and if he is in fact good to go for Game 3, he shouldn't face any limitations with his minutes.
Tatum (eye) is out for the remainder of Tuesday's contest against the Nets, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Considering the Celtics were down 27 points at the end of the third quarter, it's not surprising that Tatum won't return to the game. He should be considered questionable for Friday's Game 3 in Boston.
Tatum went to the locker room holding his face during the third quarter of Tuesday's game against the Nets, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.
It appears Tatum may have been hit in the eye. He should be considered questionable to return.
Tatum had 22 points (6-20 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 9-11 FT), five assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block across 41 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Nets.
Tatum might have struggled from the floor and needed 20 shots to deliver 22 points, but he was still the most productive player for Boston. With Jaylen Brown out for the season due to a wrist injury, look for Tatum to continue working as the team's go-to player offensively going forward.
Tatum had 50 points (14-32 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 17-17 FT), eight boards, four assists, two blocks and a steal across 41 minutes in Tuesday's 118-100 win over the Wizards in a play-in game.
Playing without Jaylen Brown (wrist), Boston was mostly in control from start to finish with Tatum leading the way. The All-Star wing drained five three-pointers, but he did much of his damage at the free-throw line, where he set a new season high with 17 makes. The Celtics will now have a few off days to gear up for a Round 1 matchup against the second-seeded Nets.
Tatum (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report for Tuesday's play-in game versus Washington.
The 23-year-old sat out the final game of the regular season with Boston's play-in spot solidified, and he'll be good to go for Tuesday's matchup. Tatum averaged 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over 35.4 minutes in his past five games.
Tatum (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Knicks.
The Celtics will rest the bulk of their starters Sunday as they finish out the regular season with a matchup against another playoff team in the East. Tatum is listed on the injury report with a "left ankle impingement," but all indications are that he'll be good to go for the play-in tournament.
Tatum posted 26 points (8-21 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 27 minutes in Saturday's win over Minnesota.
Tatum posted a nine-point performance (3-15 FG) against the Hornets on May 7, but he has bounced back admirably since then with four straight appearances with 25 or more points. The star forward has been dealing with an ankle injury of late, but that hasn't stopped Tatum from handling his regular workload. With the Celtics locked as the seventh seed in the East, though, it remains unclear whether he'll play in the final game of the regular season Sunday at the Knicks.
Tatum (ankle) will play Saturday against the Timberwolves, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports.
As expected, Tatum will play through an ankle injury despite the Celtics being locked into the seventh seed in the East. This month, he's averaged 26.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in 36.3 minutes.
Tatum is probable for Saturday's contest against the Timberwolves due to a left ankle impingement.
Tatum is dealing with some ankle pain but should still play in the Celtics' second-to-last game of the regular season. This month, he's averaged 26.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in 36.3 minutes.
Tatum tallied 29 points (11-26 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), eight rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 102-94 loss to the Cavaliers.
The 23-year-old has been on fire since missing a game back on April 27 due to a left ankle impingement, averaging 31.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 3.2 three-pointers, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks over his last eight games. Tatum is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists in his fourth year in the NBA. He'll look to keep the good times rolling Saturday on the road against the Timberwolves.
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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|05/30||vs BKN||L 126-141||40||40||7||5||2||1||2|
|05/28||vs BKN||W 125-119||41||50||6||7||1||2||1|
|05/25||@ BKN||L 108-130||21||9||4||1||3||2||2|
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|05/18||vs WAS||W 118-100||41||50||8||4||2||1||2|
|05/16||@ NY||L 92-96||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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