Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had a relatively quiet night as the 23-year-old played in his third straight NBA All-Star Game and his second straight as a starter. He finished with a modest stat line of eight points, four rebounds, and five assists in 20 minutes of action, part of Team Durant and their losing effort — Steph Curry led the way for Team LeBron.
Although Tatum was a starter on the night, he did not see the floor during the fourth quarter of the game. He was unable to knock down any of his four three-point attempts which likely contributed to his exclusion from the closing line-up.
The final quarter was close the whole way and LeBron James capped off the win with a ridiculously tough fadeaway jumper to give his team the 163-160 win.
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The star of the night was Curry. The eight-time NBA All-Star finished with 50 points on an absurd 16 three-pointers. Joel Embiid led the way for Team Durant with 36 points of his own.
Despite not playing a major part in the game, Tatum was all smiles during his third all-star appearance.
See his on-court interview here:
Jayson Tatum’s in-game court side interview during the second quarter of the #NBAAllStar Game. #Celtics | #NBApic.twitter.com/xOLUOhyBLy
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