What Had Happened Was: 7/6/17
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Just two games into NBA summer league action, and Boston Celtics rookie small forward Jayson Tatum is already turning heads. In Monday’s Utah Jazz Summer League opener, the one-and-done product out of Duke, whom the Celtics took with the No. 3 pick in the draft last month, outdueled this year’s first overall selection, former Washington point guard Markelle Fultz, in an 89-88 Celtics win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Tatum dropped 21 points (to Fultz’s 17) — including the go-ahead jumper with 5.7 seconds left, which eventually won the game — while also recording 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals.
Tatum followed up his summer debut against the Sixers with an impressive 23-point, 10-rebound performance, featuring a nasty putback dunk that earned him #SCtop10 consideration, in an 81-70 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Through two games, the athletic 6-foot-8 swingman is tied with fourth-year Jazz point guard Dante Exum for the Utah league lead in scoring with 22 points a game, and is third in rebounding with 8.5 boards a game.
As much noise as Tatum is making, don’t forget about Fultz …
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