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Jayson Tatum makes timely changes in his game for 116-111 win over Pacers


This had to happen. The Celtics All-NBA star, Jayson Tatum, disparately needed to alter his style of play if he ever had visions of hoisting Banner #18 in Boston. The necessary changes were evident last night when The Green gave Indiana its first loss of the season.

Jayson took it into the paint

Nothing revealed Tatum's unwillingness to take it to the hole as much as his mere four(4) free throw attempts in the first three games of the season. Well, versus Indiana last night, he went to the free throw line 10 times, making eight of them. See Exhibit A in the above photo.

Tatum backed off on his 3-point shooting 

Coming into last night's game, Jayson had attempted 28 treys over the 3-game span. He only took three (3) 3-point attempts in the win, making one of them. The Celtics as a team only took 22 3-point attempts, making nine of them (40.9%). Conversely, the Pacers attempted 33 shots from beyond the arc, 

JT's stat line for the game is a winning formula

Jayson poured in 27 points - 16 of those came on drives and mid-range shots, and eight points came from the charity stripe. His 11 boards gave him a double-double for the game, but his four assists stand out, as do Jayson's three steals. But the gem here is Tatum's team-high plus minus of +19. He did it all in this contest.



But nothing matters except the final score

Jayson didn't collect this win on his own, but he remains Boston's top gun and needs to continue on this path. If he is destined to also be the leader of The Green, he needs to set an example. He displayed some toughness and resolve in this win and it showed in the final score. 





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