After a great rookie season, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
The Boston Celtics established their dominance on opening night. The C’s defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87. The process must still be processing.
Philadelphia was looked at to be Boston’s main rivals to Eastern Conference supremacy. After Tuesday nights game I would say that I am rather confident in Boston.
One player that stood out to me was Jayson Tatum. If Tatum had a flop of a game it would put a boatload of pressure on him.
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Tatum is coming off an impressive rookie campaign where he became one of the Celtics stars. Fans are expecting him to take the next step in his road to becoming an NBA superstar.
Tatum may have even exceeded green teamers expectations.
The most impressive part of Tatum’s performance was his shooting ability. It’s not a knock on his shooting ability last year, but his mid-range jumper looked great.
This may be due to Philadelphia’s game plan in regards to defending Tatum. There was plenty of times where big men like Amir Johnson and Joel Embiid were covering Tatum. The 76ers must have thought that these guys could stuff Tatum, but they were mistaken.
Tatum’s step-back jumper was wet all night. There was nothing Embiid could do to stop him. The best moment of the night came late in the 4th quarter. Tatum put Embiid in the spin cycle and had him on a string. Embiid looked like he was ice skating and Tatum knocked down a step-back jumper.
Tatum even winked at Embiid after making the bucket. One thing that was evident is that Tatum will shoot often as he had the most shot attempts for the Celtics. I guess training with Kobe Bryant is rubbing off on him.
So it looks like Tatum will be able to score as much as he wants even with a ton of talent on the Boston Celtics roster. Get ready C’s fans, this is going to be one interesting season.