The Boston Celtics find themselves leading 3-0 in this best-of-seven first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets and franchise fans couldn’t be happier.
The Ants have been one of the NBA’s most entertaining teams since the calendar page was turned until January, and their highly efficient and effective brand of basketball from the second half of the regular season managed to move quickly into the playoffs this year.
While there were many contributors who helped in their historic 2021-22 run, there was arguably no greater driving force in this team than year five pro, Jason Tatum.
Starting the year slow and somewhat inconsistent, before the All-Star break saw the winger himself put together a rather ineffective stat streak of 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in lackluster shooting splits with 43 percent in shots from the ground and 33 Shooting in percent of depth.
However, since the brilliant exhibition, Tatum was simply extinguished, and as a result, as well as the Boston Celtics.
During this final installment of the season, the 24-year-old went to utterly scorched earth, boasting an average of 30.4 points, seven rebounds, 5.1 assists and stealing 51 percent of shots from the field and 41.5 percent of shots from deep.
Al Ball Club have achieved an impressive 17-5 in their last 22 matches of the year and are ranked No. 2 in the Eastern Conference standings.
Now, we find C go on their way to winning, remaining undefeated in this year’s post-season with their cornerstone setting the stage for this phenomenal success rate, averaging an incredible 29.7 points, five boards, eight assists, 2.3 steals, and Banning through three games played.
Easily the most lethal player in this quarter-final match against the Brooklyn Nets, fans and media pundits alike can all find themselves doing so is praising the productions given by Boston’s top talent.
In fact, former Celtic star Paul Pierce is so high on the Tatum bandwagon that he went on to publicly announce that his 3x All-Star is on his way to overtaking his direct opponent in the series, former league MVP and Top-75 player in NBA history. , Kevin Durant.
I think Jason Tatum might outsmart Kevin Durant right before our very eyes in the NBA hierarchy
– Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) April 24, 2022
In the series so far, Jason Tatum undoubtedly plays at a much higher level than Durant, the Nets’ aspiring championship captain, but he averages a semi-infantry (at least, for someone on his team. Like) of 22 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in a fouled shot with 36.5 percent of the field.
Outside of these statistical comparisons, the youngster is clearly superior to the seasoned greats, In 120.9 of personal property With JT as his direct defender Durant is producing at really modest rates, with a total of just 10 points scored in a 2-for-15 shot from the ground and a 0-for-4 from depth.
On the flip side, the Boston Celtics star’s stats lined up this property, scoring two blocks and imposing four turnovers along the way.
Frankly, regarding Pearce’s recent comments, given the way Tatum has played during this second half of the season and in the playoffs compared to Durant, it can be considered an “arguably” view that over time “it will only continue to rise to the top of the center stage.” talent in the league.
Watch out for the NBA toast – Jason Tatum is making his way up the food chain!