Duke basketball: Jayson Tatum trying to continue playoff run in Game 4

Former Duke basketball standout Jayson Tatum is looking to continue his playoff explosion in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The pivotal Game 4 is on deck for the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, and Celtic star Jayson Tatum is looking to even things up at two games apiece.

Tatum has been the best and most consistent player for Boston this series, averaging 25.3 points per game, but his 3-point shooting has struggled at 20.6 percent.

However, coming off a 25-point, 14-rebound, and eight-assist performance in the Celtics’ only win of the series, Tatum has now recorded a double-double in six of his last seven games.

Also in six of those seven games, Jayson Tatum has logged at least 40 minutes played.

Throughout the playoffs, Tatum is averaging 25.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game on 44.7 percent shooting from the field, all of which are postseason career highs in the three playoffs the first-time All-Star has showcased his talent in.

Despite the momentum from winning Game 3, 117-106, Tatum and the rest of his teammates realize that they are still trailing the series and are planning to come out with a high energy level on Wednesday night.

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The former Duke basketball star explained to the media that there is no time to rest despite the extended layoff in the series for the Boston Celtics.

Maintaining their energy level and style of play will be key as Boston has led by double-digits in all three of the games in the series, but losses in Games 1 and 2 have put the Celtics in a tough position in an almost ‘must-win’ scenario in Game 4.

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Expect for Jayson Tatum to get his shooting stroke back and for the former Blue Devil to lead the way once again for the Boston Celtics as the better seed will tie things up.

Tipoff is scheduled for Wednesday night at 8:30pm on ESPN.

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