Jayson Tatum’s value to the Boston Celtics during this postseason run cannot be overstated. He will be carrying the team’s heaviest responsibilities. And he has returned a considerable sum of money on it. But right now, everything I just said may be wrong.
Jayson Tatum left Game 1 of the series between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers with what seemed to be an injury. The man has resumed playing. What exactly was wrong with him, though? Are his wounds serious?
How Serious is Jayson Tatum’s Injury?
After what appeared to be an injury caused by a stray hand from PJ Tucker, Jayson Tatum went down for a spell and even spent some time on the bench. You can watch the incident unfold in the video attached to the NBA Central tweet below.
PJ Tucker groin checks Jayson Tatum pic.twitter.com/V1mdw5y7Z7
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 2, 2023
This one hurt, as you could imagine, but it won’t have any long-term impact on the Boston Celtics star. As Underdog predicted, the man was given a clean bill of health and allowed to keep playing.
Status alert: Jayson Tatum (groin) has returned to Monday's game.
— Underdog NBA (@Underdog__NBA) May 2, 2023
So, Jayson Tatum should continue to feature for the Boston Celtics without any real hitch, in contrast to Joel Embiid, whose knee sprain has left his availability for this entire postseason in doubt. Those rooting for the Celtics probably hope that’s enough to return them to the NBA Finals.
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Could Tatum’s Game 2 Performance Have Been Affected by His Groin Injury?
Tonight against the Sixers, Tatum only saw the court for 19 minutes. Several explanations are possible. The Celtics crushed the Sixers by a score of 34 to 8. Furthermore, it could be related to his injury in the first game.
Tatum had seven attempts at the basket, but only one was successful. He finished with seven points, seven boards, three assists, and two miscues. He was also true to form tonight as he shoved yet another official.
The Cs didn’t need JT to have a big game tonight, but they’ll be hoping he’s back to full strength for Game 3 in Philadelphia now that the series has returned there.