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:|
CANELO ALVAREZ vs JERMELL CHARLO FIGHT ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION
By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 30 Sep 2023JESUS RAMOS JR. vs ERICSON LUBIN FIGHT ANALYSIS
By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 30 Sep 2023CANELO ODDS-ON FAVORITE TO BEAT CHARLO
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023YORDENIS UGAS vs MARIO BARRIOS FIGHT ANALYSIS
By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 30 Sep 2023ELIJAH GARCIA vs ARMANDO RESENDIZ FIGHT ANALYSIS
By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 30 Sep 2023November 4: Efe Ajagba-Joe Goodall Heavyweight Showdown and Raymond Muratalla-Diego Torres Lightweight Battle of Unbeatens Headline Loaded Card at Tahoe Blue Event Center LIVE on ESPN+
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023FEDOR GORST BEATS CARLO BIADO TO BOOK A QUARTER-FINAL SLOT
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023WBA NEEDS TO MAKE MOVE WITH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT FOR DON KING NOV. 4TH FIGHT CARD
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023LYNN AC RE-OPENS DOORS FOLLOWING RESCUE PACKAGE FROM MATCHROOM
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023WEIGHIN RESULTS FROM LAS VEGAS: CANELO - 167.5 LBS., CHARLO - 167.5 LBS
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, , Sat, 30 Sep 2023The ONE: FURY vs. USYK SIGNED!
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023IRELAND’S ‘KING’ CALLUM WALSH MAKES HIS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN DEBUT IN TITLE DEFENSE VS. BRONX BEAST ISMAEL VILLARREAL ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9!
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023ONE Championship & FITE+ Announce Exclusive Broadcast Partnership
, Sat, 30 Sep 2023OPETAIA VS. THOMPSON WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo: Can’t Knock The Hustle
By Chris Carlson, , Fri, 29 Sep 2023Philippines Beat Korea in Asia Cup Women's Softball 2023; RP Blu Girls Bound for Super Round
By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 29 Sep 2023Three boxers pursue advance
By Joaquin Henson, , Fri, 29 Sep 202316 REMAIN IN US OPEN AS DEFENDING CHAMPION CRASHES OUT
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. JERMELL CHARLO UNDERCARD PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023Weights from Philadelphia
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023RIVAS AND CRUZ CLASH FOR WORLD TITLE IN LA
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023Colonel Bob Sheridan – The greatest boxing commentator and International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee who called over 20,000 fights worldwide passes away at the age of 79.
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023OPETAIA VS. THOMPSON + UNDERCARD FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023NIGHT OF THE GIANTS JUST GOT BIGGER: All-Heavyweight Undercard to Support Fury-Ngannou Super Fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
, Fri, 29 Sep 2023Italian Boxer Luigi Minchillo Passes Away
By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Thu, 28 Sep 2023