Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum Dominates in Win Over Detroit Pistons

The Boston Celtics cruised to a 111-99 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night, and Jayson Tatum was the star of the game. The four-time All Star tallied 34 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists on a heavy 39-minute workload.

Tatum overcame a rough first half (3-13 shooting) to eventually finish hitting 11 of his 24 field goal attempts, including three of nine from three. No star has been as consistent and reliable as Tatum this season; last night was his 25th straight game with 20 or more points, and it lifted his season averages to 30.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Tatum has only missed three of the Celtics' 54 games this season, and he's averaging a career-high .608 true shooting percentage.

The win lifted the Celtics to an NBA-best 38-16 record, keeping them one game ahead of the 37-17 Milwaukee Bucks. The team appears to have levelled up from last year's Eastern Conference-winning squad; Tatum and Jaylen Brown are both contributing career years and both remain under 27 years old. If the Celtics can finally cross the finish line and win the title, they could be a dynasty in the making.

The Celtics host the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

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