By: Evan Singleton
Jayson Tatum has, yet again, achieved something that only Paul Pierce has done in a Celtics uniform. With last night's 17-point performance, Tatum has become the second Celtics rookie to score 15 or more points in four consecutive games. The last to do so was, obviously, Paul Pierce in 1999.
To go along with his great offensive performance, Tatum also pulled down 10 rebounds, landing him his second career double-double.
He was also able to continue increasing his 3-point FG%. Tatum made 2 of 3 last night from downtown, which is 66.7 percent, and he now has increased his season percentage to 52. That is just remarkable.
Tatum is now averaging over 50% from both 3-point range, as well as anywhere else on the floor and he is averaging 83% from the line. Point being, this kid makes the shot he takes a hell of a lot more often than he misses. No matter what kind/type of shot.
We can all agree, there is something special with this kid. He looks so comfortable, so poised, so belonging out there. It is like he makes us forget, on a nightly basis, that he is only 19 years old.
What he is doing is impressive for any player. To average shooting percentages like that is pretty rare no matter how long you've been in the league. Yet Tatum is only a rookie and it seems his best is still yet to come.
I can't wait to see what this kid turns into...