Tatum had 21 points (7-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes during Sunday's 104-102 loss to the Bucks.
Tatum made some crucial plays down the stretch but it was to no avail as the Celtics fell short in Game Four. He has been a steady contributor for the Celtics all season and his rapid development is one of the more positive stories to come out of Boston despite their notable injuries. He will once again need to be strong if the Celtics hope to win Game Five on Tuesday.
Tatum supplied 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds and one block across 27 minutes during Boston's 116-92 loss to the Bucks in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
Following a forgettable 2-for-9 effort in Game 2 that generated just four points, Tatum bounced back his second double-digit scoring effort of the season. Tatum's scoring total was second on the starting five behind Al Horford and third overall on the team for the night. He'll look to play another pivotal role when the Celtics try to bounce back in Sunday's Game 4.
Tatum scored 19 points (8-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in 44 minutes during Sunday's 113-107 overtime win over the Bucks in Game 1.
Four different Celtic players scored 20 or more points in the victory, while Tatum fell just short in his first career playoff game, The 20-year-old only had four double-doubles in the regular season, so unless Tuesday's Game 2 also goes to OT, don't expect a repeat performance from Tatum.
Tatum is not in the starting five for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Nets and will only play if he's "needed".
It appears as if coach Brad Stevens only wants to deploy his deep bench for the team's essentially meaningless final game, so Tatum will likely only play in the event of players fouling out, getting injured, or getting ejected. In his stead, Abdel Nader, Jabari Bird and Semi Ojeleye should see significant run.
Tatum will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's tilt with the Hawks.
Tatum joins Al Horford in his return to the lineup after sitting out Friday's matchup against the Bulls for rest purposes. Look for Tatum to immediately rejoin the starting five, though it was reported earlier this weekend that he would likely have some restrictions on his playing time. As a result, Tatum will carry plenty of risk as a DFS player considering his overall workload isn't entirely clear.
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