NBA --- Tatum lifts Celtics over Magic, 116-100
By Oliver Iglesias
Fri, 07 Feb 2020
BOSTON – Jayson Tatum is showing everyone he deserves an All-Star spot this year.
The first-time All-Star exploded with 33 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead Boston over Evan Fournier and the Magic 116-100 on Wednesday at the TD Garden.
With 6:53 remaining in the fourth quarter, Tatum swished a three-pointer to give the Celtics a 99-91 lead. For the next Boston play after a timeout, Tatum initiated a fast break and fed Jaylen Brown for a one-handed hammer over Orlando’s Michael Carter-Williams for a double-digit lead.
He made another triple with 1:46 left in the game to make it 111-98 and put the game in the bag.
At the post-game presser, he was asked about the difference for this season versus the previous one especially on his approach in taking over the final stretches of certain games.
“Confidence has a lot to do with it,” Tatum said. “Just trying to get better in all aspects of my game. Each year, each summer, I try to be a better version of myself.”
Boston played short-handed with Kemba Walker (sore left knee), Marcus Smart (right quad contusion), Robert Williams (left hip edema) and Daniel Theis (right ankle sprain) sitting out, yet the team persevered for the win.
Three other Celtics finished in double figures with small forward Gordon Hayward adding 23 points and 7 assists anchored on 10-for-16 shooting from the field, Brown chipping in 18 points and 5 boards and power forward Grant Williams contributing 13 markers and 6 rebounds.
Magic guard Evan Fournier and forward Aaron Gordon paced the Magic with 26 and 23 points, respectively, as Orlando drops its record to 22-29.
Boston went 46-for-86 for 53.5% clip while Orlando had 32-for-75 for 42.7% field goal conversion.
The Celtics improved their record to 35-15 and will take on Trae Young and the Hawks next this February 7.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Oliver Iglesias.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
TUESDAY: ESPN2 to Air Seven Hours of Classic Heavyweight Fights
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS PUNCHES OUT BOREDOM!
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020Vasiliy Lomachenko on Teofimo Lopez: “He Holds My Belt”
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO PRESENT SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS, INCLUDING THREE FIGHT OF THE YEAR WINNERS, BEGINNING APRIL 10 ON SHOWTIME®
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH 10 TIME WORLD KICKBOXING CHAMPION CAITLIN FORAN AHEAD OF HER PRO BOXING DEBUT
, Tue, 07 Apr 20202020 And Philippine Boxing: Could This Be The Year That They Thrive?
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020Remembering PH Boxing's Unsung Heroes: Part 5 of 5 Featuring Leo Espinosa
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 07 Apr 2020Column: Pacquiao, Raquinel, Zulueta, Magsayo and More. A Look at Filipino Boxers in the WBA World Rankings
By Carlos Costa, , Mon, 06 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART VII: LITTLE DADO, WORLD FLYWEIGHT AND BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Mon, 06 Apr 2020Dandel Fernandez breaks 2000 barrier, earns AGM title
By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 06 Apr 2020SUPERB ROBINSON STOPS WRIGHT IN THE 6TH TO TAKE CLAIM EALI TROPHY
, Mon, 06 Apr 2020Dentist Alfredo "Fred" Paez eyes Arena Grandmaster Title
By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 06 Apr 2020SENSATIONAL WRIGHT BLASTS MONZON IN 8 TO FACE ROBINSON IN EWBSS DECIDER
, Sun, 05 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART VI: SMALL MONTANA, ONE OF THE BEST TEN FILIPINO BOXERS BY ESPN
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 05 Apr 2020EWRIGHT-EMONZON PREVIEW: WILL WRIGHT TOO BE ALL WRONG FOR MONZON?
, Sun, 05 Apr 2020Impact Boxing plans to give back with free boxing event
, Sun, 05 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART V: CEFERINO GARCIA, THE FIRST ASIAN WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020GAB begs for poor boxers
By Recah Trinidad, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020Remembering PH Boxing's Unsung Heroes: Part 4: Featuring Dommy Ursua
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020IM Daniel Quizon rules 1st All Dasmarinas Online Chess Tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020Introducing Super Featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White
, Sat, 04 Apr 2020ROBINSON KO’S LAMOTTA IN THE 7TH TO PROGRESS TO SUNDAY’S EWBSS FINAL
, Sat, 04 Apr 2020Top Heavyweight Contender Otto Wallin Featured in Salita Promotions’ Latest Episode of YouTube Series ‘Train Like a Boxer’
, Sat, 04 Apr 2020MONZON BEATS LAMOTTA IN DRAMA TO SET-UP 'WINKY' WRIGHT EWBSS SEMI-FINAL
, Fri, 03 Apr 2020South Central LA to Gold 1984 Olympic heavyweight champion Henry Tillman
, Fri, 03 Apr 2020