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Jayson Tatum: 'Why would I let my ego or my want to attain get in the best way?'

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Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Tatum guarding Luka on this collection: 6-8 FG, 12 pts over 17.5 possessions (3:11).
Doncic defensively on this collection: 17-40 FG (42.5%).
Higher than the attention take a look at confirmed to me. – 3:44 AM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Tatum guarding Luka on this collection: 6-4 FG, 12 pts over 17.5 possessions (3:11).
Doncic defensively on this collection: 17-40 FG (42.5%).
Higher than the attention take a look at confirmed to me. – 3:43 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jason Kidd tried to drive a wedge between Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Their response?
One among their greatest playmaking video games collectively of their careers. Now they’re 2 wins away from being champions.
“How they work collectively is one thing that’s sacred and one thing that may’t – 3:14 AM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
If Jason Kidd known as the Sultan of Stat the perfect numbers/info man within the league, nobody would bat a watch.
@DickLipe with the products on Jrue Vacation, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Payton Pritchard and a Sport 2 Finals victory for the Celtics: AM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Any deal with what Jayson Tatum isn’t distracts from all that he’s and has turn into — the perfect playmaker by way of two video games of those NBA Finals, which now have Boston two wins away from Banner 18.
Newest for @YahooSports: sports…1:59 AM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jrue Vacation’s full feedback on his respect and admiration for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown tonight AM

Celtics vs. Mavericks rating: NBA Finals Sport 2 takeaways as Jayson Tatum will get assist, Luka Doncic doesn’t
(By @SamQuinnCBS)…12:30 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum on the Celtics closing in on the title: “Why would I let my ego or want to attain all of the factors get in the best way of that?” – 12:22 AM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jayson Tatum on 12 assists and turning into a playmaker tonight:
We’re two wins away from attending to the place we wish to go, why would I let my ego or my want to attain factors get in the best way of that? AM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Celtics’ Jayson Tatum after NBA Finals Sport 2 win over Mavericks: “We’re so near what we’re making an attempt to perform. Why would I let my ego or my want to attain get in the best way of that?” – 12:20 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum: “Clearly I must shoot higher, golly!” – 12:20 AM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
Jayson Tatum: “Clearly I must shoot higher. Golly.” – 12:20 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: We’re so near what we’re making an attempt to perform. Why would I let my ego or my want to attain all of the factors get in the best way of that? – 12:19 AM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
The place would the Celtics be with out Jrue Vacation? Jayson Tatum; “Fortunately we don’t have to seek out out.” – 12:16 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum was requested the place would the Celtics be with out Jrue Vacation:
“Good factor we don’t have to seek out out.” – 12:16 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum: “Each time I take a pair dribbles, I get three folks proper there…It wasn’t like I needed to do something spectacular. It was nearly discovering the open man.” – 12:16 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “It wasn’t like I needed to do something spectacular. It was simply discovering the open man.” – 12:16 AM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
Jayson Tatum: “Each time I take a pair dribbles, there’s like three folks proper there. … They saved leaving Jrue open. It wasn’t like I needed to do something spectacular. I simply needed to discover the open man.” – 12:16 AM
Austin Burton @AmaarBurton
NBA Finals MVP energy rankings after Sport 2:
1. Jaylen Brown ☘
2. Jayson Tatum ☘
3. Luka Doncic 🐎
4. Kristaps Porzingis ☘
5. Jrue Vacation ☘ PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Brown mentioned a number of he and Tatum dealing with #Mavs defensive stress is being affected person. Stated he missed some 2 on 1 reads and there’ll be nook shops & different alternatives to keep away from taking part in in crowds. Additionally talked about that the joy of those video games could make these performs tough – 11:42 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jrue Vacation begins his presser by saying, unproved, that his feedback have been misconstrued
Says Tatum and Brown share a “sacred bond” PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Celtics’ Jrue Vacation on Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown: “I don’t favor one or the opposite. I favor each.” – 11:01 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Mazzulla mentioned Tatum makes “greatness look simple.” – 10:48 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Joe Mazzulla on Jayson Tatum’s playmaking: Coming right into a recreation, it’s type of like a puzzle. He’s executed an ideal job studying methods to resolve that puzzle. – 10:47 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
12 assists for Tatum tonight, one shy of his postseason profession excessive – 10:39 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most threes this Finals:
8 — Luka Doncic
7 — Derrick White
4 — Jrue Vacation
4 — Jayson Tatum
3 — Al Horford
3 — Jaylen Brown
2 — Kristaps Porzingis
2 — Sam Hauser
Luka is the one Mav with a number of 3-pointers. PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Jayson Tatum discourse is gonna be much more obnoxious now, however a number of the slander might be rooted in some degree of jealousy. The Celtics are so well-constructed he doesn’t *have* to play like a top-10 participant for his workforce to be dominant the best way different stars do – 10:36 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics shot 26% from 3
Jayson Tatum went 6-22
Jaylen Brown had 6 turnovers
Celtics obtained outshot
Celtics obtained outrebounded.
Celtics lead the NBA Finals 2 video games to none.
I suppose, they’re battle examined now. – 10:35 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
The duo of Tatum and Vacation confirmed up massive in Sport 2 of the #NBAFinals PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Celtics missed a ton of open 3PTs and Tatum missed a ton of layups (shot 6-of-22) and BOS nonetheless gained comfortably – 10:33 PM
Gary Tanguay @Gary_Tanguay
One other workforce effort by Boston. Sure, Tatum is struggling offensively BUT he was a rebound away from a triple double . 18p 12A 9R. Vacation, White, JB, Porzingus and so forth..a TEAM! – 10:32 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Boston 105, Dallas 98
Mavs made it fascinating down the stretch.
Triple double for Luka: 32-11-11
Tatum comes up one rebound quick: 18-12-9
Jrue Vacation the star: 26 factors, 11 rebounds.
Kyrie Irving: 16 factors on 7-18 taking pictures. Has missed all eight of his threes within the – 10:30 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Tatum tonight:
18 PTS
12 AST
The primary Celtic since Fowl to succeed in these numbers in a Finals recreation.…10:28 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Doncic misses the three and the Mavs aren’t fouling. Celtics take a 2-0 Finals lead again to Dallas after Tatum and Brown mix for 19 assists. Jason Kidd tried to drive a wedge, however they’ve seen that transfer loads of occasions and didn’t flinch. – 10:27 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Dallas had an opportunity to get this factor right down to a one-possession recreation after a terrific Derrick Jones block on a Jayson Tatum drive.
However Derrick White stopped PJ Washington on the rim with a ravishing block, and Jaylen Brown drives and scores on the different finish to push it again to 7. – 10:26 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Basketball gods refuse to let Tatum get away with making an attempt to salvage this – 10:23 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Tatum is so dedicated to passing the ball that he’s dunking it off the rim only for the hockey help. – 10:19 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
I don’t perceive why Tatum doesn’t strive to do that extra usually when he has an enormous switched onto him reasonably than settling for contested stepback 3’s. PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Tatum regarded so relieved when his first 3 of the evening lastly went down. He’s 1/7 from deep tonight however has been nice in any other case along with his attacking and ball motion. – 10:03 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Good to see Tatum as a play finisher on some fo these possessions. – 10:02 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Pritchard steal ➡ Tatum ↗ Brown ⬇ 🗑 – 10:01 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Pritchard banks in a 34-footer on the buzzer to present BOS an 83-74 lead after 3Q. Large shot for #Celtics. Vacation 23, Brown 15, Tatum 13 (10 ast), Porzingis 12, White 10; Doncic 29, Irving 12, Washington 11, Jones Jr. 7.
3pt: BOS 6-30; DAL 6-22. – 9:57 PM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
Jayson Tatum (10 assists) and Jaylen Brown (7) have 17 of Celtics’ 24 assists tonight. – 9:53 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Want somebody to make a supercut of each Tatum/Brown blow-by within the first two video games. That’s no less than a 10-minute montage. – 9:51 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown haven’t stopped moving into the paint. All recreation lengthy. All collection lengthy. They haven’t let the Mavericks off the hook in any respect. – 9:50 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
That final play sums it up completely: Tatum is doubled, manages to duck by way of it, finds Vacation, layup.
It’s not that Tatum is dominating the sport. He’s not. He’s letting the sport move round him and shifting with the present. – 9:50 PM
Regulation Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That is what occurs when Luka goes off, Kyrie makes some pictures, PJ truly makes a 3, the Celtics can’t, Tatum misses 7 of first 8, you already know actual Porzingis exists, and you might be STILL down at halftime.
Boston appears inevitable. – 9:50 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jrue Vacation is now 9/9 on the rim tonight.
The Celtics offense has been a ton of Tatum drawing a double into the publish then hitting a backdoor cutter. By some means, Dallas remains to be giving up these open cuts on the bottom and Boston is feasting. – 9:50 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Tatum data his tenth help on a pleasant inside bounce cross to Vacation, who has 23 in 28 minutes. BOS 75, DAL 63 with 2:57 left. Kidd took out Luka on earlier possession, however he has to return in right here. #Celtics #Mavericks #NBAFinals9:49 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
Don’t know what they’re saying on TV however Tatum is having an excellent recreation – 9:49 PM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
Celtics are on a 10-0 run and Jrue Vacation has 23 factors on 10-12 taking pictures. He’s been arrange a ton by Jayson Tatum, who’s now as much as 10 assists. 75-63 C’s lead and the Backyard’s rocking – 9:48 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Tatum switched onto Luka then Luka should’ve thought BOS would give a change once more. Tatum trapped with KP and caught Luka’s behind the again choose and pop feed for a steal. – 9:40 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Each additional level you give away issues and so they’ve given away a couple of – take foul, the OREB and Tatum’s 3pt play this quarter alone. The lane violation that allow Brown hit a 2nd FT within the 2Q involves thoughts too. For Boston, they’ve scored underneath 30 factors in 5 straight quarters – 9:37 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Weird recreation. Tatum and Brown are 6-19. Nobody in a Celtics uniform could make a 3. But Boston has a two-point lead. Ten level edge on the free throw line is big. – 9:35 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
The Celtics are so deep neither Tatum nor Brown have 10 factors and so they’re profitable. In the meantime Doncic has 25. – 9:32 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Dallas is making an attempt one thing new and having Gafford publish up Tatum. The Celtics wing is sweet off-ball as a middle however offers up measurement within the publish, so Gafford can get to his hook shot. – 9:30 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Daniel Gafford with back-to-back powerful layups over Tatum. Dallas is making a concerted effort to get manufacturing from its bigs. – 9:30 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
3 fouls on Irving and three factors for Tatum following a game-changing Vacation OREB. – 9:29 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
“We haven’t seen a lot from Tatum, he’s been carried by Vacation” is an fascinating take when 4 of Vacation’s baskets have been assisted by Tatum. – 9:19 PM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
brutal taking pictures half from Jayson Tatum (2-10/0-3), however he has as many assists (8) because the Mavs do as a workforce. perhaps he’ll make pictures in some unspecified time in the future these Finals, however no less than he’s playmaking – 9:14 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Halftime: Celtics 54, Mavericks 51
Boston leads regardless of Jayson Tatum going 2-for-10 from the sector (although he has 8 assists) and he & Jaylen Brown being outscored 33-13 by Luka & Kyrie.
Dallas is 5-11 from the FT line and 4-13 from 3. Boston is 13-13 on FTs & 3-15 from 3. – 9:13 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Powerful offensive first half for Tatum, he’s 2 for 10 FG and simply handed up a 3 look to drive after which get stripped to finish 2Q. However he additionally has eight assists. BOS 54, DAL 51.
Vacation 17, Porzingis 10, Brown 8, White 7, Tatum 5, Horford 5. Doncic 23, Irving 10, Jones Jr. 7. – 9:13 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Tatum is off, however he’s obtained eight (!) first half assists. – 9:12 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Prime 5 Tatum 😤 – 9:12 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Celtics had a charged-up end to the half and lead 54-51 on the break. Luka with 23 factors, however Jrue Vacation with 17 for the Celtics. Tatum taking part in a stable recreation with eight assists to go along with 5 factors and three rebounds. – 9:12 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Tatum is Dallas’ greatest hope proper now. – 9:12 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Assists at half:
8 — Jayson Tatum
7 — Dallas Mavericks
Ties his career-high in assists in a half. PM

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Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Tatum with 8 first half assists, tying his postseason profession excessive
13 in a recreation is his greatest within the playoffs ever, which he did in Sport 1 of the ’22 Finals – 9:11 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
New profession excessive 8 assists for Tatum in a half. – 9:10 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
No resistance defensively from Luka on Tatum and Tatum lastly will get a shot to go inside after a 1/8 begin. – 9:06 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
One other abysmal taking pictures evening for Tatum, however he has 3 rebounds and seven assists already – 9:06 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Jayson Tatum as much as six assists. Can’t purchase a bucket (1-8) however is maintaining the ball shifting. Boston with a 13-6 help edge within the first half. – 9:05 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
One other abysmal taking pictures evening for Tatum, however he has 3 rebounds and 6 assists already – 9:05 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Tatum going to drop off passes to cutters extra usually. – 9:05 PM
Kendrick Perkins @KendrickPerkins
Tatum taking part in prefer it’s his first time within the NBA Finals. – 9:03 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Mavericks are going at Tatum defensively and he’s holding his personal. Offensively he’s hesitating an excessive amount of and must assault to get to the FT line. #Celtics #NBAFinals9:02 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jayson Tatum has 5 assists, however is 1-for-8 from the sector, and 0-for-3 from deep, in 17 minutes to this point tonight.
Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are at the moment outscoring Tatum and Jaylen Brown 28-8 and the sport is tied with 3:56 to go within the first half. – 9:01 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Tatum obtained house to get by Irving earlier than assist arrived this time as a result of he made his transfer fast. Can’t hesitate. – 9:00 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Tatum isn’t scoring, however he’s making a huge impact along with his facilitating. He has 5 assists. – 9:00 PM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
so the Celtics are 2-12 from 3, Tatum is 1-7 for two factors and Doncic has 20 factors on 8-12 taking pictures. regardless of all that, the Celtics lead 36-35. – 8:52 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
At a sure level you simply gotta hit pictures should you’re Tatum. He simply can’t get separation in any respect this postseason, however tonight he’s missed some actually beauty. The expectations are excessive. – 8:52 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Jayson Tatum’s first quarter: 0 factors (0-4 FG), 2 rebounds, 1 help – 8:46 PM
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Good indicators for Mavs:
— Celtics 3s not falling
— In search of out Tatum on protection
— Kyrie discovering his recreation
— Luka already trash speaking a fan on the sideline – 8:45 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics trailing #Mavericks 28-25 regardless of 1 for 9 3pt taking pictures and simply 2 mixed factors from Tatum and Brown. However they’ll must get going quickly. Luka and Kyrie mixed for 21. #NBAFinals8:45 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Factors within the 1Q:
13 — Luka Doncic
2 — Tatum and Brown mixed PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Tatum checks out of the sport with 0 factors on 0-4 taking pictures. – 8:36 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Tatum had been taking part in the whole first quarter for some time, however will get a break right here after his 0 for 4 begin. – 8:32 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Luka has regarded fairly comfy early right here going at Tatum. He’s been making an attempt to get to that matchup. – 8:32 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Dallas is doing a number of Tatum-hunting defensively. That’s a brand new wrinkle. Seeking to get Doncic on Tatum in isolations. – 8:30 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Tatum has switched onto Luka on almost each possession defensively – 8:30 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Is … Is Luke looking Tatum? – 8:29 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Tatum making an attempt to succeed in on Luka as a substitute of taking part in straight up protection. #Celtics #Mavericks #NBAFInals8:28 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Only a weird taking pictures postseason for Tatum. – 8:27 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Tatum taking this shot is ideal timing, as Doris says that he gained’t be affected by Jason Kidd proclaiming Jaylen Brown as the perfect participant on the Celtics. PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Jones, Washington, Gafford, Irving, Doncic
BOS starters: Brown, Tatum, Horford, White, Vacation
7:07 tip @theeagledallas – 7:35 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Mavericks at Celtics – TD Backyard – June 9, 2024 – NBA Finals Sport 2 Starters
Boston – Vacation, White, Brown, Tatum, Horford
Dallas – Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, Daniel Gafford
OUT – Boston: None Dallas: None PM

Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Tatum not lacking in warmups 🪣 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jayson Tatum stops to signal a couple of autographs PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown getting pictures up pregame forward of Sport 2 of the NBA finals PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jayson Tatum from deep forward of Sport 2 of the NBA finals PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most profession Finals factors by an energetic Celtic:
163 — Jaylen Brown
145 — Jayson Tatum
112 — Jrue Vacation
85 — Al Horford
74 — Derrick White PM

Gary Tanguay @Gary_Tanguay
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have actually arrived! With this TEAM angle no person will cease this Celtic’s workforce for years to come back. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown seem unfazed by Jason Kidd’s makes an attempt to rattle them…10:07 AM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
NBA Corridor of Fame journalist David Aldridge explains the heavy criticism levied at Jayson Tatum, on this episode of The Large 3 NBA Podcast.
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Extra on this storyline

When he arrived within the interview room after Sport 2, Vacation obtained proper right down to enterprise. “If I might say one thing earlier than we soar in, I wish to handle the remark that was made yesterday,” he started. “I really feel like folks sort of took that out of context. I’ve been listening to that I favor JB over JT, and that’s not what that was. I prefer to reward my teammates. I prefer to reward my teammates once they’re taking part in properly, and I really feel like that’s what I did my greatest to do.” -via New York Instances / June 10, 2024
This recreation exemplified how Tatum and Brown have taken consideration from the protection as a problem to maneuver the ball reasonably than dominate it. Within the Celtics’ egalitarian offense, that ball at all times comes again round. “I’m actually bored with listening to about one man or this man or that man and everyone making an attempt to make it out to be something aside from Celtic basketball,” head coach Joe Mazzulla mentioned. “Everyone that stepped on that courtroom as we speak made profitable performs on each ends of the ground. (That) is crucial factor.” -via New York Instances / June 10, 2024

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