Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
April 22, 2018 - 4:06 pm
There are two ways to look at Sunday's 104-102 loss to the Bucks in Game 4 of the first round of the playoffs, and we won't know which is valid until the series ends. The first is that the Celtics let a golden opportunity evaporate when Marcus Morris back-rimmed a baseline jumper at the buzzer that...
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Marcus Morris
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John Tomase
April 15, 2018 - 5:57 pm
Picture a random NBA game with star teammates fouled out in overtime. The final frantic moments become a scramble for survival. If the remaining mismatched parts somehow produce a win, thank a higher power you only had to navigate the last 150 seconds. Now imagine that scenario playing out for 48...
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Alex Reimer
April 11, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Jayson Tatum wants to join the NBA Rookie of the Year debate. Currently, 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell are sniping over who should win the award. But in an interview with the Globe , Tatum says he’s one of the top rookies in his class. “Talent level, I feel like if I’m not...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
April 09, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Let's stop pretending NBA picks outside the top five are worthless. While landing in the high lottery greatly increases the chances of acquiring a stud, it guarantees nothing. Just consider the 2017 NBA draft. With the playoffs practically upon us, it's fair to re-evaluate what has turned out to be...
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Alex Reimer
April 09, 2018 - 11:53 am
Though the Celtics can still win a playoff round with their depleted roster, it’s unfathomable they can make any sort of run in the Eastern Conference with Kyrie Irving sitting on the sidelines. That means it’s time to start peeking ahead to the summer, where the Celtics will likely once again be...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
April 04, 2018 - 12:09 am
Playing without a point guard is apparently the tipping point. And even then, barely. The Celtics have thrived through all manner of injury this season, but Tuesday night in Milwaukee provided a unique test. With Terry Rozier a late scratch with a sprained ankle, the C's faced the Bucks without any...
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Ty Anderson
March 27, 2018 - 12:54 am
Some games, especially late in an NBA regular season, are just an ugly grind. Monday’s head-to-head between the Celtics and Sun embodied this from start to finish. Seriously, give me the choice between Phoenix Suns basketball on a full-time basis or death, and you can find me making a cocktail out...
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2018 - 10:39 am
Kyrie Irving’s playoff status is now in doubt. Al Horford has been –– let’s say it together now –– rather average over the last few weeks. Gordon Hayward, despite his upbeat mentality and flashy workout videos, is almost certainly not returning this season. That means Jayson Tatum, at 20 years old...
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The Celtics bench is dejected.
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John Tomase
March 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm
It's nights like these that make Celtics fans dream of Anthony Davis. The Brow was everywhere in The Pelicans' 108-89 victory on Sunday. He scored 34 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dominated on the defensive end and was far and away the best player on the floor. That's becoming a regular occurrence...
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Celtics celebrate Al Horford's buzzer beater.
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John Tomase
February 14, 2018 - 12:18 pm
With all due respect to Philly's Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Celtics are the NBA's real unicorns. They play in one of America's toughest sports towns, a place where fans and media renounce Bill Belichick over one questionable Super Bowl decision in eight tries, where the Red Sox win back-to-...
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