Duke basketball star owns highlight reel with jaw-dropping plays

Former Duke basketball star Jayson Tatum (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Duke basketball star Jayson Tatum (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball standout Jayson Tatum owned the highlight reel in his latest victory.  

There is very little that could surprise people in terms of the on-court skills of NBA players, but former Duke basketball superstar Jayson Tatum had the highlight reel to himself after the Boston Celtics (20-18) victory over the Houston Rockets (11-26).

In just their second game back from the NBA All-Star break, the Celtics were looking to pick up their first victory in the second half of the season after falling to the Brooklyn Nets (26-13) on Thursday night, 121-109.

After trading All-Star James Harden to the Nets, Houston has struggled mightily, and those woes continued on Sunday night as the Rockets were carved up by the former Blue Devil.

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In just 28 minutes of action, Tatum dropped 23 points, six rebounds, six assists, and one steal on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor and 3-of-5 from three-point range in Boston’s 134-107 victory.

However, the two-time All-Star ended the third quarter with a sequence that made every highlight reel. It started with his offense, translated to defense, and ended with an insane layup.

Jayson Tatum wasn’t quite done in the third quarter as he was able to beat the buzzer with another wild sequence which surely looked like he would turn the ball over at halfcourt but drilled a three-pointer from the hashmark.


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The Boston Celtics are going to need a lot of production from Jayson Tatum down the stretch of the regular season, but the team is going to try and help him out.

After seeing the first half of the season hampered by COVID-19 pauses and injuries, Boston is finally getting back to full strength with the continued progress of Kemba Walker and the return of Marcus Smart.

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Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been the two consistent Celtics this year, and perhaps the historic franchise will be able to round into form as the championship contenders many envisioned in the preseason.

Boston will host the top team in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz (28-10), on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30pm EST (TNT).

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