September 23, 2020, 11:59 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum went scoreless in the first half on Wednesday, but woke up in the third quarter and ended with 28 points (10-of-22 FG, 4-of-11 3PT), nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks.
Tatum had a brutal first half, missing every shot and turning the ball over frequently. Once he finally woke up and started hitting shots, he was almost able to salvage a messy game. Unfortunately his turnovers and foul trouble continued to hamper the Celtics’ comeback. Despite how sloppy his game was overall he demonstrated a lot of poise in the final minutes and hit multiple clutch threes to give his team a chance at tieing the series. He'll need to replicate that fourth quarter performance over three games if he wants to save the Celtics from elimination.