Sport Tatum scores 32, Celtics tip Hawks for 6th win in row

05:55  08 february  2020
05:55  08 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Jayson Tatum scored 28 points and the Celtics held on for a 123-115 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. “It was ugly,” Jaylen Brown said TIP -INS. Celtics : C Enes Kanter returned after missing five games with a right hip contusion. He had eight points and nine rebounds in just under 16

Jayson Tatum scored 15 of his team-high 28 points in the third quarter as the visiting Boston Celtics took control of the game en route to a 123-115 win over Boston led by double digits for the first time when Daniel Theis tipped in a shot with 6:38 left in the third quarter to give the Celtics an 83-72 lead.

BOSTON (AP) -- Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Atlanta Hawks 112-107 on Friday night.

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Tatum leads Celtics past Hawks for 4th straight win . Jayson Tatum scored 28 points and Grant Williams drove for a key basket in the final minute TIP -INS. Celtics : F Daniel Theis went down in the third quarter, landing awkwardly on his right foot after leaping high attempting to block a shot by

It was Tatum's eighth consecutive game with at least 20 points. Enes Kanter added 16 points and 15 rebounds as Boston posted its sixth consecutive win.


Atlanta led at halftime, despite having only nine players available and playing without Trae Young, DeAndrew Bembry, Cam Reddish and Bruno Fernando. But the Hawks struggled to make shots in the second half.

They got within 110-107 with 41.3 seconds to play on a dunk by John Collins. The Hawks got the ball back with 18.3 seconds left, but Kevin Huerter and Brandon Goodwin both came up empty from 3. Romeo Langford corralled the rebound, was fouled and hit both of his ensuing free throws.

Collins led Atlanta with 30 points and 10 rebounds. Huerter finished with 25 points.

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BOSTON (AP) Jayson Tatum scored 16 of his 33 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics held off the Orlando Magic 116-100 on Wednesday night. But he picked up the offensive load for the Celtics early, scoring 17 points in the first half as Boston took a 57-56 lead into halftime. TIP -INS.

Ben Simmons scored 23 and ex- Celtic Al Horford had nine points and nine rebounds for the Sixers After Tobias Harris made a short jumper to halt the run, Tatum answered with a dunk over Horford that TIP -INS. Sixers: Simmons and Embiid are the first Philadelphia teammates to make the All-Star

The Celtics were also missing starters with Jaylen Brown (right ankle sprain), Gordon Hayward (left foot soreness) and Daniel Theis (right ankle sprain) all sitting out.

The Hawks also didn't have trade deadline acquisitions Clint Capela, Dewayne Dedmon and Skal Labissiere, who hadn't yet joined the team as they awaited their deals to be officially completed.

The Celtics took advantage, jumping out to a 21-7 lead, which included 17 combined points by Tatum and Walker.

But Boston's second unit of Semi Ojeleye, Grant Williams, Vincent Poirier, Brad Wannamaker and Tremont Waters shot just 1 of 8 from the field over the final 6:46 of the opening quarter. Atlanta finished the period trailing 28-26, getting 11 points from John Collins and 10 from Kevin Huerter.

The Hawks outscored the Celtics 29-26 in the second quarter and took a 55-54 lead into halftime. The Celtics responded, outscoring Atlanta 22-11 over the final 7:29 of the third quarter to take an 87-73 lead into the fourth. The Hawks shot just 6 for 21 from the field (five turnovers) in the third.

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Kristaps Porzingis scored 32 points for the Mavericks, who were playing without leading scorer Jayson Tatum scored 33 points as the host Boston Celtics shot a blistering 56.5 per cent from Brooklyn never trailed, led by as many as 44 and posted their most lopsided win in team history over

The Celtics scored the first seven points of the third quarter and steadily pushed their edge to as high as 13 points. They were up 95-84 heading to the But Boston never ceded the lead. Tatum finished 10 of 20 from the field, including 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. TIP -INS. Celtics : F Daniel Theis went down


Hawks: Fell to an Eastern Conference-worse 6-22 on the road with loss.

Celtics: Improved to 35-9 when scoring 100 or more points.


Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge presented Atlanta's Vince Carter with a plaque prior to the game congratulating him on his “22 season Hall of Fame career.” The plaque included a photo of Carter - then with the Raptors - shooting a jumper over Paul Pierce. It also included logos of the eight NBA teams the 43-year-old Carter has played for during his career.

Later, Celtics fans erupted in cheers when he checked into the game midway through the first quarter.


Hawks: visit Knicks on Sunday.

Celtics: at Oklahoma City on Sunday.


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Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT .
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night. Marcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 of Boston's 27 points in the overtime periods. The Celtics have won seven straight at home and eight of their last nine overall. The Clippers played most of the game without Paul George, who left in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain. Lou Williams led Los Angeles with 35 points.

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