Given both were playing well heading into the All-Star break, Celtics fans should be encouraged to see Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown haven’t cooled off, based on their performances in the All-Star Game on Sunday night. It was the first All-Star start for Tatum, and the first appearance in the game for Brown, coming in his hometown of Atlanta.
Tatum scored 21 points in 17 minutes for “Team Durant,” while shooting 9 of 16 from the field. He also recorded seven assists and four steals.
Brown was on the floor for 26 minutes, among the most of any player. He scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and was 5-of-7 from three. On the defensive end of the floor, he recorded two steals.
Although both had impressive showings, neither came close to that of game MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who didn’t record a single miss in the game. He shot 16-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, and finished with 35 points for “Team Lebron,” who won the game 170-150.
Celtics scenes from the 2021 NBA All-Star Game:
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