Will Jayson Tatum Finally Hang the 18th Banner in Boston? Key Takeaways as “Unicorn” Kristaps Porzingis Helps Celtics’ 6-0 Run

Published 11/05/2023, 1:36 AM EST

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The Boston Celtics have started their campaign with a lot of promise as their unbeaten streak continued. With a recent win, the Jayson Tatum-led side is on a 6-0 run with “Unicorn” Kristaps Porzingis contributing majorly. This form has already started to raise hopes for the franchise to hang its 18th banner in the city of Boston.

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Their winning streak has put forward various positives of their gameplay. Their 124-114 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets has raised talking points amongst the viewers of the match.

1) Jayson Tatum continued to register MVP digits

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In his five games till now, the 25-year-old has averaged 30.2-9.6-3.4 in about 175 minutes of play. Their game against the Nets saw no exception as he dropped 32- 11-1 in 41 minutes from the start. His double-double caught the eyes as he also shot 50% from the field and 60% from behind the three-point line.

These numbers showcased his growth, with an improvement in his defensive game early into the season. After falling short of winning the ring in the past seasons, Tatum must have only one goal in his mind. As things stand, he is going on the right track to fulfill his as well as the supporters’ dreams by the end of the season.

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2) Kristaps Porzingis proved the doubters wrong

The NBA world met the initial news of the Celtics, acquiring ‘The Unicorn’ with a certain level of hesitation and concern. Since then, he has won over the doubters with his gameplay with brilliant all-round displays on the court. The Latvian scored 22 points alongside recording 7 assists in half an hour against the New York franchise.

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Kristaps left the court with a plus-minus of +4 as he assisted his side to their sixth win of the season. Shooting over 60% from the field, the 28-year-old is averaging 19.4 points per game this campaign. He has also given them the needed solidity on the defensive end to go up against the top NBA teams.

3) Al Horford shone in silence

The 37-year-old Al Horford got the job done for his franchise in their recent away clash as he finished the game with +29. Despite a slow start in the offensive end till now, the veteran remains a nail-down starter for the title contenders. His contributions to protecting the rim stay unmatched as Boston relies on his qualities massively.

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With the team gelling up well in the initial phase, the future looks bright for the Celtics. Thus, their possibility of winning the championship remains imminent.

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Sourav Bose

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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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Sameen Nawathe

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