Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum to Miss Tuesday's Game Against Milwaukee Bucks

The Boston Celtics will be without their leading scorer for tonight's matchup between Eastern Conference elites. The team officially ruled out Jayson Tatum for Tuesday night's showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics will also sit Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, who rank second (26.5) and fifth (11.1) on the team in points per game. All told, the Celtics will be down three starters against the Eastern Conference's current number two seed.

Tatum and Brown combine to form one of the NBA's truly exceptional duos, and they're the main reason why the Celtic are 41-16 and first in the Eastern Conference. Both are in the middle of career-best seasons, and both are still young enough to improve in the years to come. The Celtics are already a title contender, and if they're good enough to cross the finish line now, they have the makings of a potential dynasty. 

The Celtics' stars will have a chance to make their way back to the court on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons in the second game of a back-to-back.
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