Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
May 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
There have been plenty of moments this season where it felt like the 2018-19 season was Kyrie Irving’s last in Boston. Yet, there were stretches that made seem like he’d stick around. Irving’s “who cares?” comment may have been the final nail in the coffin. I truthfully think his response to the...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes
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Nick Friar
April 30, 2019 - 10:36 pm
Khris Middleton drilled seven three-pointers in a game once during the 2018-19 regular season. He did so against the New York Knicks. That alone sums up how things went on the defensive end for Boston in the 123-102 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday. As much as the Bucks said they didn’t need to make...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Nick Friar
April 30, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Game 2 is an absolute must-win for the Milwaukee Bucks. They’ve already lost home-court advantage and a loss on Tuesday creates serious potential for a sweep, as crazy as that may sound. So the Celtics can’t literally end the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday, but that can make it damn near...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Nick Friar
April 28, 2019 - 11:20 am
The Celtics-Bucks Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup is set to start, with top-seeded Milwaukee still the favorite to win the series. Having arguably the best player in the NBA from the 2018-19 season certainly helps the Bucks’ chances. But this series won’t be anything like either team’s first-...
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Celtics forward Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
April 21, 2019 - 4:10 pm
Despite the Celtics finishing with their highest point total of the series, finishing off the Pacers 110-106, Game 4 was far from pretty. The Celtics couldn’t get things going offensively in the first half with Darren Collison and Cory Joseph playing air-tight defense on Kyrie Irving while the...
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Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and forward Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
April 19, 2019 - 11:27 pm
The Pacers desperately needed a win in Game 3 and approached contest accordingly, from start to finish. That still wasn’t enough to knock off the Celtics, who matched Indiana’s intensity throughout, taking Game 3 104-96 on the road. With the exception of the Pacers’ response in the second quarter...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Wesley Matthews and forward Thaddeus Young
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Nick Friar
April 17, 2019 - 11:07 pm
Jayson Tatum may have hit the decisive three-pointer and thrown down on Bojan Bogdanovic in the final minute of the fourth quarter, but there’s no question the Celtics walked out of Game 2 with a win because of Kyrie Irving. From start to finish, he was on another level offensively. In the first...
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Josue Pavon
April 08, 2019 - 12:15 am
The Celtics dropped their final home game of the regular season Sunday night against the Magic at TD Garden. The good news for the Celtics is they will have home-court advantage against the Pacers in the opening round of the playoffs, which kicks off next weekend. However, the bad news is the...
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Josue Pavon
March 27, 2019 - 8:29 am
For only the second time since before the All-Star break we saw Jayson Tatum finish with 20-plus points as he scored 21 points in a 116-106 win, snapping a four-game skid -- the longest Celtics losing streak of the year. Without Kyrie Irving, Tatum finished 9-of-17 from the floor, caught fire in...
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Alex Reimer
March 14, 2019 - 11:46 am
Jayson Tatum says he understands why Russell Westbrook fired back at the Jazz fan who was allegedly hurling vulgar insults at him. On Wednesday, the young Celtics star said he thinks players should be allowed to defend themselves against vehement verbal attacks. "People always expect us to turn the...
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