August 12, 2020, 9:22 amJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
After their fourth consecutive victory on Tuesday, Celtics star Jayson Tatum believes his team is reaching the level necessary to have a long and successful run in the playoffs.
“I think we’re ready,” Jayson Tatum said following Tuesday night’s win, during which he poured in a game-high 29 points. The numbers do validate Tatum’s confidence as, in their first three bubble matchups, the team averaged just 19.0 assists per game, a number that has risen to an impressive 29.3 over the last five contests. Boston’s defense has also done a solid job over the last few outings after a rough start in Florida. And the best indicator of Boston’s playoff readiness in Kemba Walker’s mind is its focus level, which was on display Tuesday night against a Grizzlies team that was fighting for its postseason life.