’50 Piece Party’ – Kevin Garnett, Ja Morant React as Jayson Tatum Drops 50 to Get Celtics the Win Over Brooklyn

Published 05/29/2021, 12:42 AM EDT
May 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots the ball over Brooklyn Nets forward Bruce Brown (1) during the second half during game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


Jayson Tatum just put on one of the greatest performances in NBA playoff history. Against the mighty Brooklyn Nets, Tatum dropped 50 points to get the Boston Celtics the shock win. Tatum was absolutely incredible, helping the Celtics overcome the combined 76 points between Kevin Durant and James Harden.

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Tatum announced his arrival with his second 50-point game during the post-season this year.

NBA world reacts after Jayson Tatum explodes

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The basketball world reacted to Jayson Tatum putting on an incredible show against the Brooklyn Nets. Former Boston Celtics stars Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins were very praiseful of Tatum.

Tatum’s contemporary Ja Morant also noted how well the All-Star played against the Nets. Moreover, several NBA analysts like Shannon Sharpe and Rachel Nichols also had kind words for Tatum following the big win.

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Tatum’s incredible performance helps keep the Celtics in the series against the Brooklyn Nets.

Coming into the game, the Celtics were trailing 2-0 against the Nets. Had the Celtics lost the game, they would have been down 3-0 and would have had an incredibly difficult challenge to turn the series around.

With Tatum and the Celtics winning game three, it keeps them hanging on in the series, with a difficult but achievable turnaround on the agenda.

Tatum steps up in the big moments

For the Celtics, Tatum’s performance further validates their decision to build around him. Tatum has been a superstar for the Celtics, and will be the cornerstone for the franchise in the coming years, barring any changes.

Furthermore, Tatum has shown that he is a player for the big occasions. Often times, Tatum makes big plays and shots for the Celtics in order to put them in good positions during important games.

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May 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) passes the ball past Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) during the first half during game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Can Jayson Tatum repliacate his performance against the Brooklyn Celtics in game four? If he can play at or close to this level in game four, the Celtics can even up the series and make things difficult for the Nets.

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However, he cant be the only player with high production on the Celtics. Furthermore, he and the Celtics also have to perform well on the defensive end against the Nets. The Nets are an incredible offensive team who need to be stopped as they can take a game away before you know it.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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