Duke basketball: Jayson Tatum, Celtics gearing up for critical Game Five

Former Duke basketball star Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are preparing for a grueling Game Five against the Toronto Raptors.

The entire course of the NBA Playoffs changed on one heroic shot off the fingertips of OG Anunoby.

With the Boston Celtics leading the Toronto Raptors 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, seemingly set to go up 3-0, leading by two points with less than a second to play, point guard Kyle Lowry threw an incredible inbound pass over the head of Tacko Fall and into the hands of Anunoby, who had his prayers answered with the buzzer-beater to get Toronto on the board in the series.

The Celtics looked like they overcame a rare bad game from Jayson Tatum, who was just 5-of-18 from the floor in Game Three and 1-of-5 from 3-point range, with 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and one steal in the eventual 104-103 loss.

However, the former Blue Devil responded in Game Four, but his team did not as the Raptors evened the series at two games apiece following a 100-93 victory.

Tatum was by far the leading scorer for Boston on Saturday night with 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting, with his only struggles coming behind the 3-point line, only making 1-of-6.

The first-time All-Star also recorded 10 rebounds and three assists in 43 minutes played.

Jayson Tatum’s double-double in Game Four was his third double-double of the postseason.

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But now the series takes on a new life on Monday evening in Game Five as the Raptors try and take a stranglehold on the series and continue their momentum, but the Celtics are looking to advance to their second Eastern Conference Finals in the last two seasons.

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The seven-point margin in Game Four was the biggest margin of victory since Game One, and the battle continues at 6:30pm EST on TNT.

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