The Celtics are residing to see one more working day thanks in large element to Jayson Tatum building a bit of background.

For the staff it was a 121-108 get in Recreation 5 of the Jap Conference Finals, pushing absent elimination in the Celtics’ most effective-of-seven collection towards the Heat. (For a entire box rating, click right here.)

For the player it was a further postseason overall performance that separated him.

September 26, 2020

Tatum finished with 31 details, ten rebounds and 6 helps in a sport the Celtics’ desperately desired him to move up in.

@celtics player considering the fact that Kevin McHale experienced five these types of game titles in 1987-88.— NBA History (@NBAHistory) September 26, 2020

He was not by yourself in aiding the Celtics’ crucial next-half surge, with the middle duo of Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter combining for 23 points and 17 rebounds. There was also Jaylen Brown’s 28 factors, with Gordon Hayward, Marcus Clever, Kemba Walker and Theis also heading for double-figures.

But it was Tatum’s 21 next-50 percent details that proved most significant in allowing for the Celtics to get a Video game six.

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@jaytatum0 is in his bag suitable now— Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 26, 2020

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