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Jayson Tatum dominated the Detroit Pistons with 34 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists in a 111-99 victory for the Boston Celtics on Monday night.
Why it Matters
- Tatum showed his All-Star form and his impact on the team's success.
- Detroit's defense could not stop Tatum's aggressive play, leading to a strong performance for the Celtics.
- The win was crucial for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who had lost four of their previous six games.
Pistons vs. Celtics By the Numbers
- Tatum finished with 11 of 23 field goals, 3 of 9 3-pointers, and 9 of 10 free throws.
- Detroit guard Killian Hayes acknowledged Tatum's scoring potential, saying, “a guy like that, you give him any opportunity, he’s going to take it.”
- Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, who averages 27 points, missed the game due to a non-COVID illness.
What they're Saying about Jayson Tatum
- Pistons coach Dwane Casey said, “you know, at some point, he’s going to be a superstar.
- Celtics interim coach Joe Mazzulla said, “he took what the defense gave him…he got downhill. He was aggressive.”
- Detroit guard Killian Hayes said, “a guy like that, you can't let him get going.”
The Bottom Line
Jayson Tatum dominated the Detroit Pistons in a 111-99 victory for the Boston Celtics on Monday night, proving his All-Star form and impact on the team's success. The win was crucial for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who had lost four of their previous six games. Tatum's aggressive play was too much for the Pistons' defense to handle, as he finished with 34 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
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