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Coach Udoka's comments registered with Jayson Tatum, at least for one game

 Lest we forget, rookie head coach, Ime Udoka, gently took Jayson Tatum to task, stating:


"Jayson showed frustration on his shots (versus Cavs in the previous game), but you've got to play through that,'' Celtics coach Ime Udoka said. ''He had some turnovers late -- some sloppy ones -- but he has to find a way to affect the game in a positive way when his shot isn't falling.'' 

That seemed to have an effect on Tatum, at least for last night's 98-92 win over Cleveland. Jayson played 36 minutes, but his shooting slump continued. He took 20 shots but made only 35% of them (7-of-20 FG, 2-of-8 on 3s).

But he continued his strong board work, totaling eight rebounds for the game, but the major stats were his five assists (tying Marcus Smart for team honors in that category) and only two turnovers.And he got to the foul line seven times, making all of his attempts. Tatum added one steal and two blocks.

It was only one game, but it was a win, and Boston's budding superstar did a fine job of getting his teammates involved and "affecting the game in positive way" when his shot was not falling. As an aside, it is ironic that Tatum and Smart led the team in assists since it was Marcus that suggested that Jayson take that road.


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