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Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) goes up for a shot against Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) during the third quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Jayson Tatum broke a tie with under 3 seconds left in regulation, as his 16-foot jumper lifted the Celtics to a 122-120 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

Tatum also came through at the defensive end, contesting Blake Griffin’s last-second heave to ensure the Celtics’ win. The C’s rebounded from a tough 96-93 loss to Detroit on Friday to improve to 4-3 on the season.

“I want to be in that situation,” Tatum said after the game on his game-winning jumper. “So just learn from the shots that I do make, learn from the shots that I don’t.”

Jayson Tatum hit a clutch jumper to help lift the Celtics past the Pistons on Sunday. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY)

Jayson Tatum hit a clutch jumper to help lift the Celtics past the Pistons on Sunday. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY)

Tatum hit the clutch shot at the end, but he wasn’t the Celtics’ leading scorer on the night. Jaylen Brown led the way with 31 points and through seven games leads the Celtics overall in scoring. Brown entered Monday’s action fifth in the NBA with 28.0 points per game.

Up Next: The Celtics have a quick turnaround as they head to Toronto for a Monday clash with the Raptors.

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