Jayson Tatum feeling it
Jayson Tatum loves playing against LeBron James.
In leading the Boston Celtics with 27 points in the game, Tatum once again displayed his All-Star ability by taking over the game offensively when the team needs it. Though his shooting has been the inconsistent in his game, he was 10-for-18 from the field (including 5-for-8 on 3s) and has been proving lately that he is hard to defend when his shot is falling.
"“I feel like we’re tougher to guard when myself, [Brown], Kemba, [Marcus] Smart, when everybody’s out there,” Tatum said, via ESPN. “It makes it tougher for the other teams to guard, and it makes it easier for all of us with so many guys that can do so many different things out there.”"
That is what has become impressive about the rise of Jayson Tatum. While he has proven he can score 40-plus points on a given night, doing the little things out there when his shot is not dropping is what has truly elevated his game to an All-Star level.
Rebounding, defensive presence, assists and pure hustle is what the Boston Celtics are getting out of Tatum and it’s only going to get better, especially on the big stage.