Latest Jayson Tatum News

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) pressures Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum scores 23 before injury, Celtics down Grizzlies 119-95

Jan. 22, 2020 11:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum has been the Celtics' savior multiple times this season when his teammates have struggled offensively. He did it again to help key Boston's rout of one of the league's hottest teams. Tatum scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a groin injury as the...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

Jan. 20, 2020 11:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics past...

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) lays the ball up over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Suns overcome Smart's record 11 3s, beat Celtics 123-119

Jan. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Alfonzo McKinnie defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 128-99. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Lakers lead NBA jersey, merchandise sales rankings

Jan. 17, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Dallas’ Luka Doncic are seeing their jerseys sell more briskly than ever, the NBA said Friday when announcing its latest list of most popular merchandise. LeBron James still has the most popular jersey, part...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots a three-point asket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Celtics, 128-123

Jan. 17, 2020 1:38 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer dug into his team after Thursday night's win. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 23 and the Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 128-123 despite blowing two separate 20-point leads. “We were up 20 twice and...

Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya dunks over Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sekou Doumbouya scores 24, Pistons down Celtics 116-103

Jan. 15, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Pistons have been playing most of the past month without three starters. They didn't let it stop them from finding a way to get the best of one of the East's top teams. Rookie Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-103...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) outruns Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (31) and forward Daniel Gafford (12) on a drive to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum and Brown lead Celtics to 113-101 win over Bulls

Jan. 13, 2020 11:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn’t hesitate when asked about the team’s chemistry nearly halfway into the season. “It’s a lot of fun when everybody’s contributing. Guys are genuinely happy for one another’s success,” he said after the Boston Celtics coasted...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum goes to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Jayson Tatum scores 41, Celtics cruise past Pelicans 140-105

Jan. 11, 2020 10:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens said giving his team a day off following its worst losing streak of the season felt like the right thing to do. It certainly re-energized Jayson Tatum. The third-year forward made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points as Boston cruised past the...

Philadelphia 76ers' Josh Richardson (0) goes up to dunk past Boston Celtics' Grant Williams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Without injured Embiid, 76ers rally to beat Celtics 109-98

Jan. 9, 2020 10:35 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown gathered his team in the locker room to ring the postgame victory bell when the 76ers coach noticed a familiar face on general manager Elton Brand's phone. There was Joel Embiid on FaceTime, calling in from New York where he's set to have surgery Friday to repair a torn...

Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (14) goes to the basket past Boston Celtics guard Carsen Edwards (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Washington. The Wizards won 99-94. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

"M-V-P!": Ish Smith's 27 help Wiz top no-Kemba Celtics 99-94

Jan. 6, 2020 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chants of “M-V-P!” flooded the arena as Ish Smith — yes, the 31-year-old reserve guard of 11 NBA teams across 10 seasons — stepped to the line for a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter. He was, after all, in the middle of a second consecutive star turn...