Forward Jayson Tatum had an exemplary night on the court scoring 34 points, capture 11 rebounds and distribute six assists to guide the Boston Celtics in the NBA this Monday in a victory over the Detroit Pistons with a score of 111-99.
Tatum, forward chosen for the All-Star Game, He was somewhat slow in the first quarter, but he was raising little little by little and already in the third quarter he had several baskets, including three triples.
However, the stellar player managed 18 cards and his Celtics took an 18-unit lead (90-72) in the third quarter.
Although the Pistons won the last quarter, the Celtics’ lead ended up being 12 points (111-99). With Tatum on the bench, Detroit bounced back to get close to seven goals midway through the fourth quarter. Seconds into the game, Tatum squeezed to help stave off the potential comeback.
Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, who is averaging 27 points, he missed the match due to illness. Sam Hauser replaced, making his first start in two seasons, and had five 3-pointers (15 points) in the first half as he scored all of his 15 points.
The reserves of Boston Marcus Smart and Luke Kornet missed the game due to ankle injuries.
However, fellow backups Derrick White had 23 points and Malcolm Brogdon 15 for the Celtics, Eastern Conference leaders, who had lost four of their previous six games.