The Bucks suffer their third straight loss as Jayson Tatum scores 41 for the Celtics. Check out Jayson Tatum dunk on giannis.
Jayson Tatum : Dunk on giannis | Christmas stats
Tatum attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
As a freshman, he averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was named 2013 Metro Catholic Conference Co-Player of the year, leading the Red Devils to both (MCC) and Missouri District 2 crowns. And as a sophomore in 2014, he averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
As a junior, Tatum averaged 25.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game, while earning Second-team Naismith Trophy All-American honors.
In summer 2015, Tatum joined the St. Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team on the highly competitive Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Circuit.
Prior to his senior year, Tatum made a verbal commitment to Duke University over North Carolina, Kentucky, and his mother and father’s alma mater, Saint Louis University.
Jayson Tatum dunk on giannis
Midway through the second quarter of the Celtics’ Christmas Day game against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden, Tatum unleashed a monstrous dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo off a nice feed from Marcus Smart.
And in case you’re looking for that poster, the Celtics shared an awesome photo of the play on social media. That’s cold, Jayson.
Antetokounmpo stands at 7 feet and has four straight All-Defensive First-Team nods to his name, but Tatum had no problem summiting Mount Giannis on Christmas Day.
Tatum and Antetokounmpo are two of the best players in the entire NBA.
Right now, Tatum is averaging 30.5 points per contest on 47.1% shooting from the field.
Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo came into the day averaging 31.4 points per contest on 54.1% shooting from the field.
This is the first time the Bucks and Celtics have faced off during the 2022-23 regular season.
The Boston Celtics had themselves a little Christmas party at the TD Garden on Sunday, soundly defeating the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 139-118.
Jayson Tatum led the way with another monster game, dropping a cool 41 points in a signature performance for the prospective MVP.
This was the 36th time the Boston Celtics have played during the NBA’s Christmas Day showcase. Last year the Celtics lost on the road in Milwaukee. Tonight, Boston got revenge, moving to 16-20 all time playing on the holiday.
The Celtics have floundered a bit in the month of December, so earning a big win against a tough conference rival is a welcome result.
Not only was Tatum exceptional, but Boston’s role players also had themselves a nice game. Here’s what you may have missed from the Celtics Christmas day win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Jayson Tatum was the clear MVP
Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo are both squarely in the mix for this season’s MVP award, but it was Tatum’s night to shine. He scored 41 points, including 20 in the third quarter alone, along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
While Tatum sizzled, the Celtics were successful in making things difficult for Antetokounmpo.
Boston’s ability to switch up defensive looks throughout the game made it difficult for the Greek Freak to find a rhythm.