Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum Dominates in Win Over Detroit Pistons

A day off clearly did Boston Celtics' star Jayson Tatum some good. The four-time All Star was electric in his return from a one-game absence, piling up 38 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in a decisive 127-109 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Tatum hit 15 of his 24 field goal attempts, including a deadly six of 10 from three. The big day lifted his season averages to 30.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game with a .608 true shooting percentage, all of which are career highs.

In his age-24 season, Tatum has levelled up yet up again and now clearly ranks as one of the NBA's truly elite players. His elite play has the Celtics sitting at 42-17 and first in the Eastern Conference. Between him and Jaylen Brown (26.5 ppg, .585 TS%), the Celtics have a young core that rivals any in the NBA. The Celtics will be contenders for years to come, and if Tatum and Brown continue to improve, they could very well be a dynasty in the making.

The Celtics travel to Indiana to face the Pacers on Thursday night. 
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