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Watch Jayson Tatum hit game-winning shot in Summer League debut

Ty Anderson
July 04, 2017 - 1:39 am

If Jayson Tatum’s Summer League debut was a sign of what’s to come, the Celtics will be more than OK with their decision to pass on Markelle Fultz.

Donning Celtic green for the first time on an NBA court on Monday, and already showing chemistry with Jaylen Brown, the 19-year-old Tatum torched the 76ers for 21 points, seven rebounds, five steals, and three assists in 33 minutes of action in the club's 89-88 victory in Utah.

But no play stood out more than Tatum’s game-winning shot, dropped with just 5.7 seconds left and with the Celtics trailing the Sixers by just one.

The shot was a throwback to the days of Paul Pierce (a player that the 6-foot-8 Tatum has drawn some early comparisons to, even before he landed with the C’s), and showed a little bit of everything that drew the Celtics to him in the first place, with a strong offensive touch and the ability to make big plays when needed.

Tatum was the second-most dominant player of the game, however, behind Brown, who totaled 29 points with a 10-of-16 mark from the field (62.5 percent) and collected 13 rebounds (12 of which were defensive rebounds) in 30 minutes played.

Fultz, meanwhile, had 17 points, two rebounds, with one steal, one assist, and committed four turnovers in 22 minutes of action for the Sixers.