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YouTube Gold: Jayson Tatum Goes Off

The former Blue Devil just keeps getting better

Boston Celtics v Charlotte Hornets
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 25: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics drives past LaMelo Ball #2 of the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of their game at Spectrum Center on October 25, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Celtics won 140-129 in overtime.
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When Jayson Tatum got to Duke you knew he had the potential to be good but injuries limited his production. He averaged 17.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 2.1 assists - very solid, especially for a freshman.

Still, there wasn’t much sign of what we’re seeing now.

In the NBA, Tatum has gone from a promising rookie to a very good player to a possible MVP candidate.

Take what he did against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

Tatum finished with 41 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, leading Boston to a 140-129 overtime win.

When you think back to his time at Duke, his injury was a real shame. And imagine what might have been if Harry Giles and Tatum had both been fully healthy. That would have been something else.