People may say Jayson Tatum was sloppy at times against the Warriors. But nobody can say he quit.
Unsurprisingly, Tatum played a key role in the Celtics’ 121-118 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night – their first win over the Warriors since Golden State dispatched them in the NBA Finals last year. But it was the duality of his performance that really stood out.
There’s no way the Celtics would have won this game without Tatum playing at the MVP-caliber level fans have now become accustomed to at times. At the same time though, he was involved in some key sequences that nearly cost the team the game.